STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION THERAPY
Structural integration therapy is often a deeper tissue therapy that is designed to structurally realign the body and promote drastic change in position of bones, muscles, and other tissues and therefore positively impacts function and supports better posture and movement of your body!
How is your Posture?
Many of us don't realize all of the ways that our posture may be affecting us. We may not even realize that our posture is not what it should be.
With assessment during massage and bodywork we are able to determine what areas of your mobility may be restricted. Restricted motion can cause extra stress on other areas of your body because they have to pick up the slack!
See an example of a simpler posture assessment below. this is just one of many assessments that can be done to determine your level of health!
More than Just Posture
Your posture is not just how you stand or sit, but also how you move, how you lift, how you live. The quality of your daily movement (or lack-there-of) largely determines your health and level of disease/dysfunction. If your movement is poor quality because parts of your body are stuck in the wrong position then your health will reflect that movement, poor quality.
Science is finally producing studies on the importance of movement (quality and unrestricted movement) in order to maintain good health and avoid disease.
Did You Know...
...That children often imitate even the smallest of movements and postural habits that their parents exhibit. Observing those who are close to us is a large part of how we learn to move as we are growing and developing. Many children will then go on to experience pain in similar areas as their parents.
How many times have your heard, or said, a statement like this: "My daughter gets migraines just like mine, it runs in the family...", "Lower back pain runs in my family, my grandfather had it, my dad had it, and now I have it...", "My grandmother had bunions and now I'm getting them too, she had surgeries but they came back."
often times our pain and dysfunction is passed down from generation to generation because the people we spend the most time with become our movement teachers! It can be a habit as simple as always turning your left foot out more than your right foot when you walk. After moving around this way for years small things like this can cause damage to your joints! (...does your family have a history of hip replacements?..)
What are you passing down to your children? Let's find out!