Each session begins with the practitioner and client discussing the client’s current condition. Sessions are done with a client in underwear or athletic clothes. Men may wear loose fitting shorts. Women wear bra and underwear or athletic bra and shorts or bathing suit. The practitioner will typically observe the client’s structure standing, moving and sitting. This is called body reading. This visual observation assists the practitioner in assessing relationships and changes in the client’s body.
SI sessions usually are one hour in length. The bodywork is deep but should not be painful. While working through particularly adhered tissue can be momentarily uncomfortable, the SI practitioner will adjust pressure so the body will accept the touch and change may occur.