1. Can I sign on for one session and then decide if I want to take the series?
Definitely. Session one stands on it's own, as an introduction to SOMA.
2. What can I expect from my first session?
Session one creates space in the body for fuller and deeper breathing
and recognizing one's center of gavity for relaxation. You will feel
lighter and taller after the session.
3. How long does a session last?
The work on the table is about 90 minutes. Reviewing the journaling
exercise and doing movement education usually bring the session to
two hours.
4. How much does SOMA cost?
My fee is $130.00 paid in advance of each session, or $1430.00 for the
series of eleven sessions. For out of town (Portland) the cost per session is $145.00 or $1595 for a full series. Within a 15 mile radius of my Bothell office, client "in home" sessions are $165.00.
5. Will my insurance cover the cost?
Your insurance may or may not cover part or all of the cost. That is
something you would need to find out from your plan. SOMA Practitioners
are presently licensed as Massage Therapists. You can ask your insurance
company if they have a "massage benefit." For example, one of my
clients who has Premera is reimbursed $54.98 for each session.
6. What do I wear for the session?
I supply tube tops for women, and both men and women wear their
underwear. (I have robes for changing.)
7. How do I know if SOMA is right for me?
Soma can be of use to anyone who is interested in change (client and
practitioner are allies in creating the desired changes), it initiates change
that provokes growth, creating a new integrated whole. SOMA can
improve posture and structural alignment, breathing, balance -- greatly
reducing gravity's degenerative effects on the body -- and reduce or
eliminate pain. SOMA can also aid in alleviating depression and sleep

It will make you better at any activity you enjoy doing and increase your
self-reliance. The physical body and the nervous system will experience
more efficiency and energy and an ability to "let go" of negative
compensation patterns. 
About the Practitioner
Carolyn Krieg, CSP, LMP is a member of the International Association of Structural Integrators (the IASI), the Associated Bodywork Professionals, a trained SOMA Practitioner of Neuromuscular Integration and a Somassage Therapist certified by the SOMA Institute of Buckley, Washington.