STRUCTURAL INTEGRATIOn at Ananda

Structural Integration (SI) invites you to become more in tune with the rhythm of your body, while promoting a balanced fluid dance within.   Our approach to (SI) is based upon training with Tom Myers of Anatomy Trains in a Structural Integration modality known as Kinesis Myofascial Integration (KMI).  KMI assists in unveiling possible structural patterns that may be causing difficulties and discomfort.  We work in collaboration with our clients to improve movement, function, body awareness as well as to re-align them physically, structurally; perhaps even emotionally and spiritually.  

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Each session will begin with an extensive evaluation where you are dressed in a two piece bathing suit, or undergarments in order for us to discover the balances and imbalances in your body.  This may be done by walking or other simple movements in order for you both to observe restrictions and patterns.  After discussing these findings together, each practitioner will come up with a plan for the session that is specifically tailored for you and your body.  During the treatment you may be required to move in a specific way, in order to gain the reorganization and glide of the tissue that is desired. 

 

Structural IntegratioN Basics...

  • Manipulates myofascia, which is a type of connective tissue that acts as our biomechanical auto regulatory system.
  • Optimizes body alignment and balance relative to gravity.
  • During SI  sessions myofascia is softened, lengthened, and repositioned so body tissue is in better physiological harmony and tensional balance (tensegrity).
  • SI can help reduce pain, increase body awareness, correct suboptimal holding patterns, provide greater freedom of movement, and give an overall feeling of wholeness and connection. 

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Tensegrity, tension with integrity, is a foundational concept For Structural Integrators...

  • It provides tensional balance between soft tissue (myofascia) and hard tissue (bone) providing alignment.
  • Compressional struts (bones) float within a sea on continuous tension provided by the myofascia.
  • Provides the constant compromise between stability and mobility.  
  • Examples of tensegrity are not limited to human organisms and can also be seen at the atomic, cellular, organismic, and celestial levels.
  • Tensegrity paired with myofascial meridians can be referred to as 'spatial medicine'.
  • Spatial medicine offers a unique lens to observe how the body responds to stress, repairs itself after injury, generates movement or stability, and is constantly adapting to the environment.