Different from Rolfing®?

How is KMI Structural Integration different from Rolfing?Kinesis Myofascial Integration® is Thomas Myers’ interpretation of the strategies and myofascial techniques of Ida Rolf’s Structural Integration. It is a systematic and comprehensive method of working throughout the body to create an easier relationship with gravity by centering the body around a vertical line. Kinesis Myofascial Integration® is done in a series of twelve sessions, or an abbreviated series of three sessions. The purpose of the series is to allow the body to find an easier relationship with gravity. A session takes an hour or longer, and is done after “bodyreading” the client’s posture in order to determine how to structure the time available. This information is shared with the client, along with suggestions, specific stretching and strengthening, and awareness exercises to allow the work to integrate more effectively.

Movement Integration is offered as a part of the Rolfing® or KMI series, and is based on a perceptual and movement approach to Dr. Rolf’s Structural Integration series.

Rolfing® is a combination of manual therapy and muscle re-education. This type of bodywork can help some people to have better posture, fewer aches and pains, more flexibility, and more energy. It works by lengthening and freeing the wrappings around the muscles, which is a kind of connective tissue called fascia. This is the part of the body that holds everything in place. Rolfing® makes use of the fact that these fascial wrappings can change in shape. The basic Rolfing® series typically requires ten sessions, each about an hour, each different, and building on one another. Within three sessions, most people will know whether or not Rolfing® will produce the changes they are seeking.

All structural integration work is based on Dr. Ida Rolf’s pioneering work with human structure. Rolfing® and KMI® are trade names for structural integration, based on the school/training the practitioner has attended.

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