Our fascianation (see what we did there 😉) with the fascial system is of no surprise to all of our clients – but if you’ve never heard about how dominating fascia is to movement and pain, then let’s give you some insight into what Structural Bodywork (the treatment modality designed to manipulate fascia) is.
Structural Bodywork works on the fascia – an interconnected matrix of connective tissue that forms the framework to which supports our bones, muscles and organs, in a tensegrity environment. Structural Bodywork aims to affect the whole person, emotionally, physically and energetically, by way of altering the physical structure. Our emotions and behaviour patterns for instance, are often related to our physical being. As impediments to balance are removed and the body comes into greater alignment, aspects of the self may also become more aligned. An experience with Structural Bodywork may help release an individual’s potential, promoting positive change, lowering anxiety, improving sleep, increasing confidence, and maturing emotional expression.
Structural Bodywork is different to your conventional ‘deep tissue’, ‘remedial’, trigger point’, ‘myofascial’ treatment techniques. To successfully deliver Structural Bodywork, our therapists will examine your posture, and deliver a treatment in a way that looks to create more a supple appearance by correcting posture and allowing freedom of movement.
Research on fascia continues to grow, and is pioneering a new approach to managing pain, stiffness and reduced function. At the forefront of this research is a German man by the name of Robert Schleip – Human Biologist and Psychologist, who is also Director of the Fascial Research Project. Schleip was co-initiator of the first International Fascia Congress 2007 at the Harvard Medical School in Boston (1st Fascia Research Congress), which marked the breakthrough for modern fascia research, as well as the subsequent congresses.
Not to be forgotten is Tom Myers, the founder and author of Anatomy Trains, Myofascial Meridiens for Manual and Movement Therapists. Tom and his faculty provide continuing education in Anatomy Trains and holistic myofascial strategies for a variety of movement and manual therapy professionals worldwide, as well as professional certification in Structural Integration based on the Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians.
At Movement Theory, in order to deliver the best outcome, time is required to give the body a chance to adapt, through the Structural Bodywork session. This is why, 90 mins is the minimum time needed. The extended appointment time aligns with our philosophy – by providing a service that is unique, personable, hands on and comprehensive.
Our signature service is the “3 Series”, which if we were to describe this in the best analogy, it would be like giving your body a full service – just like you would your car! The 3 Series aims to provide a total body structural re-alignment.
Session 1 focusses on balancing the feet, legs and hips, which will form a solid foundation for session 2 & 3.
Session 2 focusses on balancing the ribcage and shoulders, on top of the foundation created in session 1.
Session 3 focusses on balancing the spine and neck on top of the solid foundation created in sessions 1 & 2.
We are proud to be the only clinic in Adelaide offering Structural Bodywork 🙂 .
For more information about how Structural Bodywork can help you, do not hesitate to get in contact via:
email: firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone 0401301370