Distance sessions let you experience the power of bodywork from the safety and comfort of home.
My Practice During COVID-19
Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, I am now offering only distance sessions, based on craniosacral therapy and somatic verbal skills. These can be done remotely, over video or phone, and have proven as powerful as in-person work—often more so.
What is a distance session?
For me, a distance session starts with tuning in to another person from the heart and establishing a connection, much like a radio tunes in to a frequency. We do this all of the time, even if we’re not aware of it.
After connecting, the session draws on my near decade of experience with biodynamic craniosacral therapy and on trauma-informed verbal skills that work with the body in the present moment. Together, you and I create a shared healing space, in which your body can slowly relax, settle, and turn on its own healing ability.
What can I expect from a session?
I’ll check in with you verbally first, to get a sense of how you’re doing and what your session priorities are, as well as to start the process of settling. If it’s a first session, we’ll also take some extra time to go over your health history.
Next, you can get into a comfortable position and, if appropriate, I will “hold” your body virtually and feel in my hands what’s happening in your body. Your body will do all of the same adjustments and releases it would in person. For you, this might feel like a sense of slowing and relaxing, of settling out of worry or stress into wholeness and well-being. I will stay with you on the line the entire time.
Each session is tailored to your needs that day. Sessions can include:
- Tutorials to help you learn to calm your nervous system
- Trauma stabilization—body-oriented verbal skills to relieve trauma symptoms
- Craniosacral style “hands-on” bodywork
I can work with you by Zoom, Skype, or Facetime…or simply over the phone. If you’re a first-time client, it’s helpful to meet first over video, just to put a face to the voice. For the session itself, all you need is a quiet place where you can sit and lie down, and any pillows, blankets, or other supports you need for your comfort.
After the session, you may wish to continue lying there to let the work further unfold and integrate. Or you may wish to share your experience with me for a couple of minutes—this can be very integrating.
What can distance sessions help?
Distance sessions can be especially helpful for stress, anxiety, and emotional distress, as well as for physical pain issues.
Here’s what some of my distance clients have had to say:
“After working with Virginia for four months, I often go more than a week without pain and my overall pain levels are much lower. But I felt major healing in our first session and started to improve right away including better sleep. I am healing after six years of chronic back pain that left me feeling like I had no options. This therapy is groundbreaking and Virginia’s knowledge, skill, and compassion make her therapy something I highly recommend!”
“I’ve felt better after our last session. I don’t understand why or how, but there you go.”
“Remember when you said my whole right leg just rotated? I have had low back problems on and off for years. The last 3 or 4 weeks, the right side has been bothering me to the point that I’ve been thinking about calling my chiropractor. I hate doing that because sometimes it helps and sometimes it makes it worse. Anyway after that rotation the aching pain went away completely.”
What does it cost?
For your first session, I recommend booking a 1.25-hr session. This will give us time to discuss your needs and complete an initial health consultation, as well as do a full treatment. Follow-up sessions are typically an hour. My rates are:
- First session: $110 / 1.25-hour
- Follow-up sessions: $100 / hour
If you are dealing with financial hardship, I also have a sliding scale rate available. It is $90–$110/1.25-hr and $80–$100/hr. Please ask.
How do I set up an appointment?
Just call, text, or email me to book directly or discuss your needs.
Contact me today!
Once you’ve scheduled, I will send you a link to a secure intake form that you’ll need to fill out before the start of your session.