IT IS ABOUT BEHAVIOR AND RELATIONSHIPS
We believe judgement blights curiosity. Why is that important to us? As SI and FI practitioners we want to stay curious about what we see and feel in your structure. If we become dogmatic we stop discovering and can over-focus. So we trend away from a Newtonian approach to bodywork. Our search is about discovery and relationships. We don't assume we know the cause and effect. When we focus on cause and effect our viewpoint about what's really going on with your body hastliy narrows. This could lead to ineffective or even harmful bodywork. As a practical example, let's imagine a very typical scenario: A client presents with very sharp and irritating pain around the superior angle of the Right Scapula (the top part of your shoulder blade you can feel by reaching over your right shoulder with your left hand). If we focus on cause and effect we could assume that this tissue is overstretched and that we need to focus on balancing it by "opening your chest." This might work. But if we haven't looked at the alliance between the Scapula, rib cage and Humerus we could miss a relationship that really needs our attention. Perhaps, for an example, the client's Right Serratus Anterior is shortened and medially rotating the client's Scapula. If this is the case and we focus too much on the "cause" we see in the chest, we could create more imbalances and more discomfort at, near or distantly related to the painful site. Can you see our point? We need to stay curious about relationships. You will find that we talk a lot about what we call "structural behavior," what we see and feel going on in your connecting tissue and skeleton. A discussion about behavior seems more helpful to us than making assumptions or judgements about cause.