Instead of treating individual aches, pains and symptoms we aim to make your entire STRUCTURE more aligned, optimizing your overall health.
Deep myofascial release, paired with targeted therapeutic exercise techniques help to re-educate your nervous system and make lasting change in your body.
Teaching you to use your body properly, and equipping you with take-home exercises helps empower you to take your healing into your own hands.
Restoring length and strength to your deep core muscles will help to decompress your joints, improve poor postural patterns and leave you standing a little taller every session.
1 / Release
Structural integration helps create safety and adaptability in your nervous system, allowing for release of old patterns of tension and stiffness.
2 / Re-Balance
Utilizing therapeutic touch from the practitioner and gentle movement from the client, Structural Integration helps awaken body awareness, and teach the body new balanced ways to move.
3 / Re-Educate
Structural Integration is an educational process, with the aim of teaching you how to properly utilize your body and unlock your own ability to heal, naturally.
Structural Integration is not just about relieving pain. Its about helping you become a healthier human being.
What are the benefits?
Improved awareness of your body, your movement and how you feel day-to-day.
You will learn how to use your body in the modern world while sitting, standing, driving, etc.
Ease of Movement
MMT helps re-teach the body to move with less restriction, helping you feel better moving through life.
Calm Nervous System
While the main goal of MMT is not relaxation, clients nearly always leave feeling relaxed and rejuvinated.
Improved alignment of the body often leaves one feeling taller and moving more effieicntly.
Helping you get back to doing what you love, free of debhilitating pain.
Perfect for someone looking to get the full Structural Integration experience. This includes ten sessions, each building on the next to systematically organize the body and create lasting change.
How is Structural Integration different?Unlike massage, SI uses a combination of deep bodywork from the practitioner and specific movements from the client. It's not just a therapy that is "done to you," It's an educational process, with the goal of teaching your body to move and to operate in a new way. SI is done in a series of sessions, each building on the next. We acknowledge that change takes time, and that a problem in one area means the rest of the body has compensated for it (You can't "fix" the problem without addressing the whole body) SI practitioners focus on the connective tissue of the body (better known as fascia). This sets us apart from other modalities like massage (focused on muscles), osteopathy and chiropractic (which focus on bones) We are not “fixing you.” Many practitioners are “fix-it” practitioners who see a problem area and go digging away at it. Instead of treating individual symptoms, we aim to help make the STRUCTURE of your entire system more aligned in gravity, so that you can FUNCTION more optimally
How does Structural integration feel?Structural Integration is generally relaxing & rejuvenating to receive. While certain areas of the body may have more sensation, depending upon chronic holding patterns & injuries, the experience should not be painful and should leave you feeling energized and grounded. Some describe SI as "Bodywork with a side of personal training."
Is Structural Integration for me?Anyone and everyone can benefit from Structural Integration! We all have some forms of postural dysfunctions, whether that be from repetitive strain in sports, sitting in the same positions for hours on end, or just the way we live our lives day to day. Utilizing structural integration in conjunction with movement education can help to get you out of those long-standing patterns that may be causing you pain, discomfort or predisposing you to injury.
What can I expect from my first session?Each session starts with 10-15 minutes of interview and posture/movement assessments. After assessments, a typical session consists of 60-75 minutes of hands-on bodywork and movement. During the session, you will be asked to stand, to make movements, and walk. Work is mostly done on a table but may also be done seated and standing. Draping (a sheet covering your body) is not used during structural bodywork, because you will be moving on and off the table throughout the session. Please dress to your comfort level. Most clients wear either running shorts, compression shorts or underwear on the bottom and for women, a bra or sports bra on top. For men, if wearing underwear, please do not wear baggy boxers... boxer briefs or briefs are better suited for movement/bodywork. The pressure of the work ranges from very light to very deep depending on your needs. Techniques also are adapted for each client.
How should I prepare for my session?Please come to your session showered & clean, without any creams/lotions on your skin, and wearing NO perfumes/fragrances. Regarding clothing, please dress to your comfort level. Most clients wear either running shorts, exercise shorts or compression shorts (biker shorts) on the bottom and for women, a sports bra or tank top on top. Pro Tip: Dress as if you were going to the gym or to a physical therapy appointment, you will be moving on and off the table throughout the session.
Will the changes from Structural Integration actually last?This is another incredible thing about structural integration compared to many other hands-on modalities... the changes actually last! Rather than just aiming to "relax the body" or "fix your ache or pain," SI is all about re-education through touch and movement. We and aim to teach your brain and body to move and to operate in a new way, making you an agent in your own healing. This means that the real changes occur days to weeks after the session, when you begin using your body in new and better ways. This creates deep permanent change because you are now acting different in your daily life, solidifying change in the body. Think of it like this: Once you've had structural integration, you're like a Jaguar. No matter how long you drive a Jaguar, its not going to turn back into a Ford.
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