Structural Integration (SI) has long been the secret of professional and Olympic athletes, dancers, musicians and many others committed to find relief from injuries and pain that interfere with their chosen vocation.
With over 30 years of results to reference, medical doctors, chiropractors and the like are now directing patients with chronic aches toward this body therapy as a method of easing pain, increasing flexibility and improving alignment.
This type of therapeutic bodywork aims to balance the fascia (the connective tissue web that runs three-dimensionally through the body) so it's released in areas of restriction and supported in areas of weakness.
Structural Integration is known to be a tonic for body and mind, opening tissues that feel stiff and are stuck, initiating change in posture, movement, energy levels, and dynamism.
The effects of this work:
- release of muscle tension and chronic pain
- improved body awareness (dysfunctional, habitual posture- and movement patterns)
- increased range of motion
- increased athletic performance and endurance*
- a more lifted, effortless posture
- increased energy, reduction of stress and overall tension
- increased breathing capacity (aiding relaxation, detoxification, improved metabolism, and much more)
- improved balance and agility
*Addressed are both extrinsic and intrinsic tissues that are critical to optimal performance. Athletic clients generally notice an improvement in recovery time, movement patterns, flexibility and a decrease in acute and chronic pain.
In a nutshell:
SI (Structural Integration) is about the balance of the layers of tissues in the body and focuses on establishing an appropriate relationship between the superficial, middle and deep layers.
It gives the body more space and length. It gives the body lift, lightness, more movement and energy. It lengthens the areas that are ‘locked short’ and hydrates and stimulates the areas in your body that are ‘locked long’.
This work brings awareness to the blindspots in the body. Blindspots are areas of underuse, overuse, misuse or trauma. These areas often cause trouble in other parts of the body, because they aren’t properly ‘switched on’.
Structural Integration gives an improved sense of space. This awareness has a critical impact on posture and overall alignment.
'The Anatomy Trains Structural Integration approach is to free the binding and shortening in these connective tissues, what we refer to as the “fascial network”, and to re-educate the body in efficient and energy-sustaining (as opposed to energy-robbing) patterns.' -Tom Myers
‘Alexa Nehter is the bomb.” - Janet Smith, Owner of MoceanFitness.com.au, Ninja Warrior Contestant / Margaret River
'I can´t wait for my next session:-) . Highly recommend Alexa Nehter. She´s not only an inspiring person but also really professional and passionate about her work. You´ve made a huge change to my posture, thanks again:-* Patrizia Zenner, Mum
'Thanks for the session yesterday! I feel like a panther on the hunt!' - Alex Langevin , Surfer, Martial Artist, Financial Manager
'I feel amazing! I feel taller and positive. I promise I’m not just saying that to make you feel good, you have said how important feedback is to you. My neck was not at all aggravated so that’s great. Thank you for an amazing session and for putting me more in tune with my body - shoulders on top of rib cage is my new mantra.' - Fran B. , Mum
‘Thanks Alexa...your skilful fascia rebalancing was appreciated. Not a twinge in sight. - Marion McCrae, Physiotherapist, Owner Movement Solutions/Margaret River after successfully completing the 2018 Margaret River Ultra Marathon.
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