Structural Integration is powerful and highly effective bodywork that restores the body’s natural state of alignment and balance.
Structural Integration focuses on lengthening, restoring and reorganizing fascia. Fascia is the connective tissue matrix of the body. It surrounds and supports all of the muscles, bones, organs, nerves and blood vessels in your body in continuous web-like layers. This fascial net, or connective tissue matrix, is the body’s internal system of flexible support – giving it strength and shape. By affecting the fascial system, in turn, we affect the muscular system as well as the neurological system.
Therapeutic massage is not necessarily a modality in itself but it is a way to describe a style in which a therapist will apply some or all of the modalities above and combine them in an attempt to attain a therapeutic effect. The goal of therapeutic massage is usually to address areas of the body that are suffering or simply not feeling well. Symptoms that can be addressed are: Chronic neck and shoulder tension, headaches, back pain, fatigue, insomnia, scar tissue adhesions. When you come to me for bodywork, I will always customize every treatment to address the particular needs of your body. I don’t follow cookie cutter patterns when customizing your treatments. Every treatment has a therapeutic effect.
Do I have to be an athlete to receive Sports Massage? The the answer is no. Sports massage is style that implies that it is only for athletes, although that is not the case. Depending on the conditions of your body, you may benefit from this style of work. It generally focuses on relieving muscle soreness or discomfort that arises from regular exercise. You do not have to be an athlete to benefit from this style of work. Treatments generally involve active movements from the client that will engage specific muscles and muscle groups. Treatments are generally focused on producing better range of motion by reducing muscle adhesions. Many times these adhesions are results of injuries that haven’t healed properly.