We practice Corrective Bodywork | Structural Integration | Functional Training

This kind of therapy can help you find the strength and flexibility you need to move in the ways you love to move.

Corrective Bodywork

Corrective bodywork is manual therapy intended to alleviate symptoms related to misalignment. While this sort of therapy can produce tremendous relief and balance. Corrective bodyworkers are not always trained in Structural Integration but they use many of it's principles. This type of therapy uses manual techniques derived from Structural Integration but applies them locally. These techniques allow us to make useful changes in fascia that has become "stuck" or "fuzzy." This work is not wholistic but extremely powerful if your negotiation with gravity is causing you pain or acutely affecting your performance. With Corrective Bodywork our consistent intent is to build on your strengths and gently guide you toward more alignment in areas where you struggle. Corrective Bodywork can be applied is one session or a few sessions that each build on each other. 

Structural Integration

Structural Integrative Therapy (SI Therapy) is wholistic manual therapy aimed at your nuero-myofascial net (connective, muscle, and nerve tissue). This therapy builds awareness of your "structural behavior." As SI therapists we are interested in helping you relate to two very powerful forces: gravity and ground reaction. Structural Integration is applied over 12 different sessions called a 12 Series (an introduction to the longer 12 Series is the shorter 3 Series). Connective tissue (fascia) is arranged in lines or planes in your body, spanning from your foot to your head. 

In Structural Integration we work to differentiate, broaden or lengthen poorly organized connective tissue planes (also called myofascial meridians) this detailed work with all the major fascial lines in your body we help your body make sense of this new organization, working broadly across your pelvic and shoulder girdles. Then we gently drape your arms over your more integrated structure. The work is applied sensitively and with full client participation. Each session ends with gentle balancing work and includes some movement reeducation

“The idea in structural integration is to use connective tissue manipulation (myofascial work) and movement reeducation to lengthen the body and reorganize it around its vertical axis”
— Thomas Meyers

Functional Integrative training

Functional Integrative training uses movement and Corrective Exercise to help you find balance between strength and length. With this approach we challenge you to move beyond your perceived limits of flexibility, balance, stability, strength and power. All of this is done with great awareness on our part, and intentioned movement on your part, in order to "cue" your body toward optimal performance and to prevent or rehabilitate injured tissue. 

In our practice Structural Integrative Therapy and Functional Integrative Training (F.I.T.) work hand in hand to help you discover your strengths and resources. F.I.T. supports the changes you are making as you move toward more alignment and better movement.