The Basic Ten Series consists of ten sessions, each one building on the previous one. Sessions last 60 to 90 minutes and can be scheduled anywhere from one a week to one a month. At the time of the first session, the client completes a health questionnaire.
The client lies on the table, the practitioner begins the fascial work. Applying pressure to the myofascial tissue, the practitioner will use hands, arms, and sometimes elbows to carefully move the tissue. The work is also done in standing and sitting positions.
The relationship between the tissue, the rhythms of respiration, nervous system responses and organization in gravity is all part of the practitioner’s work. The client is a participant, often being asked to breathe into the area being worked on, to make small movements through the joint, and to discuss patterns of movement and the use of gravity through that movement.
“Form and function are a unity, two sides of one coin. In order to enhance function, appropriate form must exist or be created.”
Ida P. Rolf