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It's tactile queuing. It's sensing tissue tension. It's adding resistance and releasing tension. It's sensing the space between client and practitioner and it's creating a response. And we want a response. We teach Pilati is to help clients integrate mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually, and all the other Ilis right? But the way to integrate touch is to educate your hands.
So how do we educate our hands? Professional and intuitive touch is based on the knowledge of anatomy. So know your anatomy so you can teach your hands to see, teach your hands to be competent, teacher hands to be affective. Now there might be resistance from someone receiving your touch that's colored by their experience. I'll give you an example. I was sitting upside stretch on the wonder chair for a 60 year old client and as she moved into the position, I placed one hand on her iliac crest and the other hand on her lower ribs to lengthen the movement. Familiar? Yeah. Well she retracted.
So I said, oh sit up. And she shared a story with me about her uncle who love to take her by the arms and swinging her back and forth. And she was just three years old and she remembered how painful that was. And for 57 years she avoided moving her arms overhead or feeling any kind of sense of stretch in her shoulders. Now she was willing to try and I made sure I moved at her pace and my touch was colored by her response. So it became soft, but confirming then it became firmer and precise.
And through this process she was able to let go of her old fear and she improved her arm and trunk movements. So we as teachers develop this partnership between clients and teacher, right. This work that we do is a dance right? To me, it's a waltz. Okay. So let's go back to the beginning. Touch your island sense, the delicate tissue and the light pressure. Touch your arm. Feel the weight of your hand.
Since the skin and below the skin educated hands would say, feel your superficial Fascia. Okay. Now go to the muscle layer. Notice how deep and from this touches, hey, touch your thigh. This is a thicker, denser touch. It requires a firmer touch. Yeah.
So touch is the bridge between the sense of self, the inner you, the internal you, and the external world through a nervous system shift. And when we take someone inward as they move, this is the place where change happens. So I urge you to educate your hands, not just your mind and your core. Okay. Oh, and I really feel strongly that it's a skill that we will hopefully pursue a little bit more through the education. And you will find that touch will improve your clients' wellbeing exponentially. And the best is it fills your fountain of energy for your work.
Okay, thank you.