The initial session begins with a review of your current state of wellness as well as any past or on-going issues.
While you are lying, fully clothed on the treatment table, the practitioner uses light touch to make contact at various locations, such as the feet, places along the spine, sacrum (tail bone) and head. The therapist follows the priorities of your body by contacting specific areas that show restrictions.
The pace of the treatment always aligns with what your body is able to process. Permission and acknowledgement are asked throughout a session, as safety and comfort are essential. Any sensations or feelings arising during the treatment are explored and used to deepen the therapeutic process, the awareness of feeling into your own system.
Change and reconnection through your body and mind happens as you slow down and come back into relationship with yourself.
I came to Jill after many years of nerve related pain in my low back and leg. Jill is a compassionate and gentle practitioner with a gift for connecting with her clients; her intuitive touch allowed my body to release and begin to heal. Happily, several other long standing but “minor” ailments began to improve as well…dyspepsia, sinus headaches, teeth grinding. BCST is unlike any other therapy I have tried and I’ve found it to provide deep and long lasting changes.
My experience with Jill Stewart's care, demeanour, skill and touch, and the space she creates before, during and following a session have been lifelines; nurturing experiences, stabilizing, and grounding for me in times of deep distress. Her caring and knowledge are expressed in her touch and her voice. She has a soothing, heart-centred, calming presence. She is thoughtful in her supportiveness, and draws from her own experience as she provides a safe space to unfold. She creates a trusting environment; she is gentle and moves slowly, listening to the client's bodily expressions as well as their stories. With Jill I feel listened to, she is attentive to what's presenting for me, but also offers things that have proved helpful and supportive which I would not have considered. I find her ongoing commitment and exploration of her own health and patterns improves her access and resonance with my own system. I recommend her often to people, in particular those who seek a heart-oriented practitioner with a gentle touch.