ACUPUNCTURE * CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE * STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION
Structural Integration & Functional Movement
Structural Integration Opens Potential
KMI Structural Integration is based upon the Anatomy Trains concept, developed by Tom Myers, an Advanced Rolfer who studied with Ida Rolf.
The 12 Series allows for the comprehensive treatment of the whole body and its patterns:
Sessions 1-4: Superficial myofascial sleeve.
Sessions 5-8: Deep Core layers.
Sessions 9-12: Balance of pelvic and shoulder girdles and spine and integration of the sleeve and core.
The 3 Series:
This mini series is a more general treatment of the body:
Session one – Balance the pelvic girdle, hips, feet and legs.
Session two – Concentrates on balancing the shoulder girdle over the ribcage and the ribcage over the pelvis.
Session three – Concentrates on the head, neck and spine.
Do I really need 12 sessions?
The 3 Series is better suited to those who have gone through the Structural Integration series, which is the 12 session format, as post series work. The 12 series is designed to open the body from the superficial tissues to the deep tissues and joints of the body. More can be achieved and in a way that the body is able to make sense of and maintain.
Uncertain whether Structural Integration is right for you?
I include a complimentary consultation for Structural Integration as part of your first visit. I also offer a free short bodyreading appointment if you would like to know more about Structural Integration and how it can help you. I am happy to arrange a short appointment for you so we can discuss how Structural Integration can help you if you are interested and would like to find out more.
You can also take the first three sessions before you decide to commit to the full series, as this will enable you to make an informed decision whether to continue.
Non-series sessions are available asIntegrative Bodywork. It focuses on assessing and treating musculoskeletal conditions and aids in the rehabilitation and prevention of injuries and pain. It is ideal for those with local problems, who do not currently have the commitment required for a Structural Integration Series.
Before, During Pregnancy and Post-Natal
Starting pregnancy with a more balanced foundation will provide sound support at a time when the body is placed under big postural stressors. A series of treatments can avert or reduce many potential structural discomforts often experienced during pregnancy due to poor alignment. These include back pain, hip joint pain, pubic pain, cramps, sciatica and breathlessness.
The standard series of 12 treatments is not appropriate once a pregnancy has begun. However, S.I techniques and movement education can still assist a pregnant woman to adapt to a changing structure and provide relief from discomforts resulting from structural changes.
A series of sessions after pregnancy can assist a woman in restoring her alignment, grace and comfort. Structural changes resulting from pregnancy and childbirth can establish lifelong patterns of chronic discomfort. Hours spent breast feeding can further cause shoulder, neck and back discomfort. Structural Integration helps to re-stabilise the pelvis and spine to rebalance the body. In addition, a more aligned body uses less energy to move through the world and may help a woman make peace with her body after such a life-altering event.