What is Structural Integration?
Structural Integration (SI) was developed by Dr. Ida P. Rolf, PhD. as a way to treat her own and other's chronic pain conditions. As the International Association of Structural Integrators notes: "she explored diverse systems of healing and manipulation including homeopathic, osteopathic, chiropractic and yoga practices" as part of developing her method. SI consists of a serires of 12 sessions that address the whole body in a methodical manner. It uses deep, slow fascial and myofascial manipulation coupled with movement re-education. So in addition to hands on treatment, SI is a process that helps an individual experience a more optimal way of moving. Soft tissue manipulation and movement re-education combine to release physical restrictions while increasing body awareness, freedom of movement, adaptability and resilience.
The Kinesis Myofscial Integration (KMI) 'brand' of SI was developed by practitioner, researcher and author, Thomas Myers, concentrates on doing deep, lasting and significant work with anatomical precision, blended with movement and sensitivity to the unfolding individual process. The KMI 'recipe' for SI os based around the Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians as described in Myers bestselling book Anatomy Trains. For more information visit www.AnatomyTrains.com