In the beginning of a pool session, the practitioner will meet with you to fill out paperwork, answer questions, review referrals and records, and discuss needs, expectations, and health conditions.
You will be fitted with floats that will be placed around the upper shins or lower thighs to prevent the legs from sinking. This is also to ensure that your back does not hyper-extend when support is removed from the sacrum (this can happen during transitional moves).
Though your head will remain afloat there are times where water will come in and out of your ears.
Ear plugs are recommended for ear care during sessions.
It is also recommended to use ear solution for proper ear health after sessions.
The session will begin and end at the wall of the pool. The therapist will invite you further into the pool where you will be floated on to your back (face upwards out of the pool). While facing upward your therapist will support your head in the crook of one arm and will maintain gentle traction of the spine from the base of the skull (occiput) to the base of the spine (sacrum). The therapist will then connect with your breath and take you through a series of movements while maintaining contact and keeping your body supported throughout the entire session. The session will consist of movements such as gently sways, rocking and wave patterns, stretches and rotations. Moves are repeated on each side for balance.