Understanding your session
One of the basic premises within the Lauren Berry Method® of Corrective Massage is to establish, encourage, and maintain the body’s core balance.
Corrective work throughout the body has an enhanced opportunity to be effective and long lasting when core musculature is in a balanced state.
As a result, following a session that encourages the core musculature towards holding a balanced state, other areas of the body will begin to adapt.
This can create soreness during the adaptation process.
After your session
Walk! Walk….Walk each day.
Walking is an important component. It continues the work we’ve done and encourages the important rebalancing process to solidify and complete itself. Walking enables the process to integrate and stimulate the multifaceted core components contributing to reducing pain throughout your body.
It is common to be sore for a few days following a session. Consider…we stretched muscles that have been out of balance, similar to initially engaging in a new physical activity. Normally any soreness will work itself out as you walk. However, use common sense. If your pain increases or things don’t feel right, stop walking and call me.
Take hot baths or use a hot tub - but do not put jets on any area worked on. The hot tub will help relieve some of the soreness.
I highly recommend visiting and practicing the stretches within the “Core Balance stretching”
The integration process can be encouraged by:
- NOT lifting anything heavy - no trash, kids, etc.
- NOT lifting and twisting...nose and toes in the same direction.
- NOT sitting for long periods of time. After 20 minutes get up and walk around a little. This includes driving! Stop and walk, it is better to stand, walk, or lie down than it is to SIT!
- NOT sleeping on your stomach.
- NOT doing repetitious twisting, for example, vacuuming, digging, scrubbing or strenuous exercises (this includes stretching other than instructed).
- NOT holding the phone with your neck and head to one side for any length of time….use speaker or headset.
- NOT allowing yourself to get chilled (tightens the muscles).
- Use a light fanny pack instead of a purse - get rid of fat wallets.
It normally takes 24 to 48 hours minimally, sometimes as much as a week for the body to regain its balance and the soreness to work itself out. An unbalanced core didn’t happen to you overnight and it will take same time to correct it. Take responsibility for yourself and follow the instructions. Did I mention walking?
My work usually takes a minimum of two appointments. However, if your situation is severe and/or long- standing, it may require a series of treatments, for example, 4 to 6 sessions in order for the body to hold core balance.
Call/text me if you have any concerns.
My website has a self-help section.
I highly recommend visiting and practicing the stretches within the “Core Balance stretching” section at: