What is KMI Structural Integration?
KMI Structural Integration uses hands on techniques to manipulate the muscles and fascia and reorganise the body's structure.
Its goal is to improve postural alignment, balance and flexibility.
As a result it can be excellent at helping with many of the long term chronic problems a lot of people suffer from, like back ache, neck and shoulder pain, and can improve our wellbeing and quality of life.
KMI Structural integration features: 12 progressive sessions: Each session is normally received 2 weeks apart over a 6 month period, but can be adapted for each individual's circumstancesReorganises the body segment by segment: Each session builds on the previous session to create better alignment, movement and function.
Hands on techniques:
The sessions involve hands on techniques that manipulate and reorganise the muscles and their connective tissue layer by layer.Postural assessment: At the beginning of each session a postural assessment is taken to guide each session. Photos are often taken at the beginning and end of the 12 sessions so we can see the changes that have occurred during the structural integration process.
KMI (Kinesis Myofascial Integration) is a form of structural integration which incorporates the Anatomy Trains concept developed by Tom Myers into its 12 session series.
The Anatomy Trains is a tool which enables the KMI practitioner to see the soft tissue connections throughout the body.
Anatomy Trains allows your KMI practitioner to see your body as a whole rather than a collection of individual parts. Structural integration aims to integrate all these parts so we can move through life more efficiently.
What to expect This work is carried out on a massage table with the recipient in their underwear. Your comfort is paramount, but we need to get directly to the tissues that are restricting the free flow of movement.
A typical session will start with me assessing your posture, and then from this visual assessment I will choose which areas are tight and restricted, and work progressively each session in order to undo the tightness and restrictions.