My interpretation of Structural Integration (SI) is to observe and treat the human structure as a whole. The fascial system, the matrix of connective tissue that holds us together, is meant to provide support where needed and movement where needed. Structural Integration is a discipline of bodywork that focuses on releasing the body's fascia that has become adhered, static and dysfunctional through the various processes we undergo in living our lives. SI is a tool to create balance between stability and flexibility, allowing mobility. If well balanced, the body can sit, stand and move with ease and efficiency.
I studied Structural Integration with Thomas Myers, founder/developer of KMI, Kinesis Myofascial Integration, and author of Anatomy Trains, a most ingenious approach to Structural Integration.
Tom has an extensive and multi disciplinary background that he brings to his teaching. Tom Myers, a sensitive and caring teacher, has high expectations of his students. His curriculum is comprehensive. It includes an in depth study of anatomy and the science behind KMI techniques. His courses are also designed to read beyond just science and acknowledge the entire being during the experience of structural change.
My courses with KMI both challenged and encouraged me to reach to a more defined and refined level of bodywork. This knowledge has greatly expanded my approach with new insights on how to evaluate and access problems and make lasting changes in my clients. It brings me great joy to see someone feel happier in their body.
Tom Myers is among the most rigorous and dynamic teachers with whom I have studied. Thomas Myers, author of Anatomy Trains, many journals and a dynamic teacher, travels the globe sharing his Anatomy Trains concept into the world of manual and movement therapists. To know more about Tom Myers and KMI please visit www.anatomytrains.com.