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Re-educating the body using movement, manual therapy and awareness. Structural Integration is beneficial in a wide range of situations, ranging from improved postural alignment, easing of myofascial pain and restrictions, improved movement, achieving somato-emotional balance, better awareness and understanding of how your body moves and how it compensates in times of stress or injury. Overall, Structural Integration aims to make you feel more 'at home' in your body.
Posture is about being able to move freely, to be comfortable in your skin. Structural Integration looks at posture, movement patterns, and natural alignment, and is very effective in releasing these patterns. This can benefit those with persistent pain, struggling to recover from injuries, or for people who are looking to improve their posture.
"Posture is not static it is dynamic, therefore it is unavoidable to not be in an “optimal” posture throughout your day, as it is constantly changing. There are subtle changes occurring all the time."
Visceral Integration is the process of integrating the visceral system with the rest of the body.
Based on Visceral Manipulation as has been developed by the French osteopath Jean Pierre Barral, this complements Structural Integration. Structural Integration is traditionally concerned with fascial restrictions in relation to our musculoskeletal system. Visceral Integration add another layer of depth to these sessions.
Especially when visceral restriction have become tangled up in the compensation patterns and pain experience. Visceral mobility influences how free we are able to move our bodies.
Structural Integration and Scar Tissue and Clinical Myofascial Release sessions for specific needs, or Fascial Flow for deep relaxation.
Is scar tissue holding you back?
As part of Structural Integration sessions we pay attention to scar tissue and its potential to cause restrictions in the fascial tissue, leading to reduced joint movement, weakened muscular strength and the emotional component of the experience. Scar Tissue Release can be booked as a separate treatment or as part of any Structural Bodywork sessions.
Any structural balance session, including massage and bodywork aims to bring you back on your path to balance.
Many people are suffering from persistent, or chronic pain, and are looking for an effective way to find relief from pain. When we are talking about persistent pain, we mean the type of pain that sticks around after a period of 3 to 6 months or longer. Often there is not a clear answer to why the pain is still there, and often investigations in what is going on, are not giving any clear answers.
There are so many treatment options out there that it is sometimes difficult to see the wood for the trees. What works for one person does not necessarily works for everyone, and this can be difficult and frustrating if you are trying to figure out what can be useful for managing your pain.
Structural Integration is one of these options and can be useful for managing persistent pain. It is an alternative therapy and can be used alongside more conventional treatment options. As part of my Pain Management studies, I have created an evidence-based information resource on Structural Integration for Persistent pain. Aiming to provide you with the information needed to decide if this is the right way forward for you.
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