So what is it saying?
It says many things:
How are you?
What are you doing here?
Who are you?
Can you help me?
How do I as a therapist listen to the story it wants to tell? By making very gentle contact with it using my hands and taking the time to let them soften into the tissue; that’s when the listening begins.
It’s called palpation and there are many different forms and pressures of it. If you consider surgery as a hard active method then CranioSacral Therapy is the opposite, gentle and passive. Both have their place on the healing scale, both are effective in bringing a healing response but in different ways.
Back to listening hands. Your tissues want to tell the story of the body; where tension is held, where help needs to be directed, where the combined work of my hands and your body can help to bring about a greater sense of healing and balance to you. With your permission your body and my hands can help begin the relaxing, letting go, and readjusting that will restore a greater sense of understanding to your body and your life.
Do my hands talk back?
They listen and receive a set of instructions from your body; that way all they bring to the treatment is what your body needs and not what I think it may need, so they are not talkers.
Having a treatment is giving permission for your body to help you and itself.