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Private Sessions

LAURA GATES: HANDS-ON WORK

Private Sessions offer hands-on techniques, the most potent application of this work. The sessions offer some of the most effective techniques available today for long-lasting and substantial change for your body and health on all levels. Sessions come with support materials for your home practice.


FROM THE CENTER TO THE EXTREMITIES

 

Each session addresses different aspects of the contractive patterns presenting, working from the center outwards. Re-patterning the major central muscle groups of the torso takes about four to five sessions. It may take four to ten sessions to address and solve presenting issues depending on severity.


RE-EDUCATING MUSCLE/BRAIN CONNECTIONS

 

The techniques are a collaboration between the practitioner touch feedback and the client’s sensing to re-educate the muscle/brain connections leaving the muscle groups at their optimum resting length and creating greatly improving voluntary control and sensation in the tissues.


INCREASED MOBILITY

 

Longer resting length means more motion. More mobility means less compression to joints and bones moving to a better position, creating better posture, less compression to vertebrae, and very often a decrease of pain and stiffness. This enables you to move towards doing more of what you enjoy, such as athletic activities or simply more pleasurable walking.  More motion in the chest, ribs, torso equals larger breaths and oxygen intake, lymphatic health, and positively affecting literally every system.


LEARNING MOVEMENT SEQUENCES

 

Each session includes the learning of movement sequences for daily use specific to the muscles re-patterned in that session to turn the changes achieved in the session into new brain habits. Over time, you will increase your solo skills (and results) and repertory for your home practice, with a variety of somatic movement sequences. Drawings and audiovisual support will be provided.

Sessions build on the previous one towards substantial and long-lasting change for the body and nervous system. Daily somatic practice will produce new habits on a neurological level that replace your old movement habits and help promote long-lasting change.

 

 

VIDEO: PRIVATE SESSION DEMO

Here is a quick glimpse at what you can expect at a Hanna Somatic private session with Laura Gates.

 
 

EVALUATION FORM

 

Please fill out this evaluation form prior to your session (ideally at least three days prior).

It will help Laura understand some of your background and it will save time during the session.


SESSION ATTIRE

 

You remain fully dressed during the session in comfortable, flexible clothing. Please bring or wear socks.


 

SESSION LOCATIONS

Manhattan

 

The  New York City office is located near Union Square in  Manhattan. Access to most subway lines.


Averøy, Norway

 

By appointment. Check my schedule below and contact me to schedule.


On The Road

 

I'm often on the road while teaching seminars and workshops in various locations, such as Melbourne, Australia; York, UK; Madison, New Jersey; Calgary and Edmonton, Canada.

Check my schedule for availability and contact me to schedule.


Home Sessions

 

If your situation or condition requires it, inquire about private sessions in the comfort of your home. Please make sure you have an appropriate work area available and prepared with a something to serve as a table. Additional travel fee applies.

Contact Laura to discuss home session options.


I'D LIKE TO TRY OUT A SESSION

See the various pricing options available or reserve a session straight away.

Check out my calendar on the right, for available dates and times before reserving a session.

 

LAURA'S CALENDAR

Click on highlighted day(s) for details.

Days and times are updated often and are as accurate as possible. Keep in mind that last-minute changes may occur.

 
Mind your body
— Laura Gates
 

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