I'm organizing my notes from when my teacher was here earlier this month and thought I would share some direct quotes.
"listening to the body means we work on a place, listen to what is happening in the body, and adjust our treatment to meet the needs of the body"
"if you don’t go layer by layer, it’s like an assault on the body"
“Many techniques are not necessary - do the same technique over rather than switching it up a bunch. It's better for sensing if you stick with one technique as you can get feedback from the body easier. If you keep switching, the body is trying to settle and adjust, and then you switch it up, and the body has to settle and adjust again. Sometimes it’s good, but not always."
"Medicine and bodywork is no different from any other art form. Anyone who is really good at music, dance etc., has practiced for a long time. In medicine the body of knowledge is the same, the techniques are the same, but how it’s expressed is individual to the doctors - but just like piano, they have to first study deeply the proper way."