what to expect:
We offer the most meticulous, deepest, and through touch care available. The core of the practice involves separating muscle tissues to create space for the nervous and circulatory tissues that travel in the space between. By comprehensively treating the entire body as a complex interconnected unit, we restore natural neutral posture to a healthy alignment and maximize flexibility. The process improves dexterity and results in ongoing freedom and comfort within the body.
Athletes gain protection from injury through improved agility and limberness, as well as exercise more power as a result of a full range of motion and proper alignment. Performers gain a command presence from precise posture and fluidity of movement, as well as a clarity and volume of voice. For those living an active life, our restorative methodology maintains optimal functionality by sustaining internal youth—the ability to react to the immediate environment with speed, precision, strength, and confidence.
Recipients of all backgrounds often describe experiences of cathartic pain, psychological relief, spiritual attunement, and physical lightness. The service provided to the body often extends to the mental and emotional realms, and has found frequent comparison with medicine journeys by those who have experienced them.
We generally work on floor mats, moving between a variety of pillow supported supine and side laying positions for accessing various muscle channels. Clients remain clothed, as the fabric protects the skin during deep touch. For a first session, the total time commitment depends on the speed at which the body allows change, so we ask clients to keep the entire day free to ensure completion.
An ideal first session includes two therapists working in concert for four to eight hours of hands-on restructuring. Additionally, we intersperse assessment, nutrition, coaching, counseling, and rebalancing exercises throughout the day as appropriate. We travel internationally for committed clients interested in customized service packages, generally with a guarantee of a minimum number of therapy hours and transit costs; please inquire for details. Regular service prices start at 200 USD per hour per therapist. Practitioner locations and contact information is listed below:
Mariane Karou, founder of Dance Alive
Andrew Plotkin, retired professional pitcher & co-founder of Brainkanix
Francesca Goncalves (Collegiate volleyball player & filmmaker)