Anatomy Trains Structural Integration (ATSI)
Anatomy Trains Structural Integration (ATSI) is a comprehensive form of Structural Bodywork developed by Tom Myers based on the revolutionary work of Dr Ida Rolf. Tom Myers was a direct student of Dr Rolf, a Rolfer for many years and an instructor at the Rolf institute before developing his own version of the Rolfing (Structural Integration) series. The uniqueness of Structural Integration is that instead of viewing chronic pain as something to simply be alleviated, ATSI sessions improve a persons understanding and relationship to the sensations being felt. This sensory feedback informs postural movement in a way that can be carried forward as more efficient and balanced integrated movement patterning thus getting to the historical source of the chronic pain.
Issues in the Tissues
The artfulness with which we move our bodies through our daily lives has a tremendous influence on our level of enjoyment, athletic performance, emotional balance and poise as well as the grace we bring to aging. Conversely the things that limit the expression of a vibrant “innerwave” of wellness are the very nuggets ATSI addresses in therapist/client collaboration during an ATSI series. Less than optimal posture relating to both past traumas and daily use patterns, restricted breathing patterns, limiting ideas and concepts regarding our bodies and a culture of kinetic body disconnect all contribute to an experience far short of the potential residing in the human form.
An ATSI series will help you move better, feel better, have more energy, reduce pain, be more present and generally live a healthier lifestyle. It is true that everything is connected in the body. Fascia is a bodywide network of connective tissue that links all the other systems together in the body. It shapes and houses the organs, muscles, and nerves. Restrictions in the fascial matrix often lead to breakdowns or limitations on functions such as nerve conduction, fluid circulation and oxygen exchange. ATSI improves these functions by manually releasing these restrictions in a systematic way that takes into account the postural functions of this fibrous network.
An ATSI session or series involves YOU, the client, in the process of understanding your health goals. This has proven over the years of practice to greatly improve outcomes and sustainability in moving toward enhanced long-term wellness.
A thorough static and movement postural assessment is followed by the development of an individualized strategy that addresses the client’s particular goals and history. These sessions include both manual and movement therapies gleaned from over 25 years of study in many modalities including Myofascial Release, Anatomy Trains Structural Integration, Neuromuscular Therapy, Muscle Energy Techniques, Medical Massage and many forms of movement therapy and awareness training.
The goal is not only to apply bodywork techniques to reduce pain and assist the body in healing but to involve you in understanding your own process. Jeff brings an array of movement and bodywork techniques to the goal of improving your relationship to your multifaceted 3 dimensional body.
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Before and After pictures demonstrating lasting physical and postural changes from ATSI