Mountain Somatics Structural Integration
Structural Integration is a form of manual therapy that works with the connective tissue (or fascia) through a 10 session protocol. Each session focuses on freeing restrictions or holdings trapped in the web of fascia. Overall, it is a process of re-educating the body to balance by optimizing both the structure and function. By relieving strain lines in the fascia through a central vertical line, posture and balance are improved; therefore opening the potential for transformation. A body free of pain and restriction is ideal and closest to one’s true self in relationship with gravity.
Why Structural Integration?
When a tree falls into a river, the water must find a new path to continue the flow with gravity. This creates a new sort of compensation, or chaos, in the ecology of the environment surrounding the river. The same can be said for the human structure. The connective tissue that is continuous throughout the body is affected by physical or emotional injury creating limitations, compensations and pain that compound and compress the tissue. Over time, chronic pain and restriction become the normal pattern, limiting the physical potential. Many of these structural imbalances start in the early stages of development and continue to weaken the body over time. These imperfections, such as broken bones, compression injuries, scoliotic patterns, overuse, headaches, backaches and heartaches affect our everyday movement and health. The human drama unfolds revealing a disorganized structure in capable of functioning at its peak.
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