Nev (massage therapist), Gav (physio) and Sylvia (physio/osteopath) have been busy studying a system of bodywork called KMI (Kinesis Myofascial Integration).Its been a long and rewarding period of study.
KMI is the school developed by Tom Myers – author of Anatomy Trains. He is the student of Dr Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais & Buckminster Fuller and has cleverly mapped the anatomy of our muscular and connective tissue systems now known as the Myofascial Web.
This body of work known as Anatomy Trains covers the myofascial connections around our visceral, skeletal, circulatory, muscular and neurological systems.
It supports our postural control systems and it’s what makes us resilient and adaptive. It’s what shapes us and what makes us individual.
The process of Structural Integration involves:
- Body Reading/Postural assessment
- Goal Setting
- Systematic myofascial release of
- The Outer sleeves of the Fascial web
- The Core Myofascial tissues
- Movement Re-education
We now have a ‘3 Session Series’ treatment protocol or a ’12 Session Series’.
The three series could be good for a general introduction to the world of myofascial integration. An adjunct to other types of therapy E.g. Pilates training, major dental work, orthotic therapy, pre and post operative care.
A ’12 Series’ covers the territory in great detail carefully unravelling the superficial then deeper myofascial layers of the body. It is a full body of work and requires energy from the patient and the practitioner.
It’s a process that leaves a very lasting impression on the recipient and we believe a very strong learning experience. The aim is to balance the body in our gravity field to create ease and efficiency of movement. This is a full overhaul and would suite anyone interested in exploring the full depth of their postural patterns.
Here are the before and after photos of a client who undertook a 12 series.