The two women work well together. In a compassionate, conversational style, they pack a lot of information into their sessions. Even though I have studied TCM, I learned new things about the idea of “shen,” about yin and yang and most importantly, about the face points of acupuncture. Mary Louise’s sessions about touch were a revelation. I am by nature, a bear hug type of person. It was both eye-opening and insightful to realize that touch is an exploration and that it needs to incorporate not just how you want to touch (a bear hug) but how the other person wants to be touched. In my childrens’ case, they like a soft touch and wriggle away every time I hug them tightly.