Suppose you decide to try my integrative bodywork:
A treatment lasts 30-60 minutes.
I assess your shoulder to find out which areas are damaged.
I assess your spine to see if nerves to the shoulder are compromised.
I assess the quality of movement around internal organs relevant to your
shoulder (restriction in the normal floating movement of the liver and gall
bladder can cause shoulder pain via a miscommunication in the spine where
there is overlap in nerve feedback from both the shoulder and these organs).
I assess other joints that work in conjunction with your shoulder,
especially the wrist, elbow, neck, and hips.
I examine your posture and other movement patterns (e.g., walking, your
golf swing, your gardening stance) to see if restrictions in your hips or
neck are placing too much work on your shoulder.
My technique is strictly hands-on. I don’t use any machines or gadgets,
and I rely on the sensitivity of my hands to determine “normal” from “not
normal.” I use my hands in a very subtle way to gently free restrictions
around organs and other deep body structures to restore health to your
I do my assessment and treatment simultaneously while you are lying,
fully clothed, on my exam table. To an onlooker, it may resemble assisted
yoga on a table.
I might ask you to come back in 1 to 2 weeks for a follow-up session.
Depending on the severity of the problem, I might have you see me up to 2-4
more times in a 2-3 month period to make sure your problem goes away. These
follow-ups also allow me to address other problems in movement or posture
that might cause trouble in the future.