What is Anatomy Trains Structural Integration?
Updated: Nov 11, 2019
Similar to Rolfing, Hellerwork, and SOMA, Anatomy Trains Structural Integration (ATSI) falls under the umbrella of Structural Integration and target’s the body’s fascia system. Structural Integration is a hands-on, slow and steady physical manipulation of the body’s soft tissue often accompanied by client movement. It aims to create systemic balance by restoring function and bringing awareness to one's body. Anatomy Trains follows a comprehensive map of the body's continuous fascia line, identified and developed by Tom Myers.
ATSI is oriented toward addressing long term solutions to root causes of pain and dysfunction. Each session is designed to release areas under strain and re-educate the body to perform and function, with ease, freedom, finesse, and resiliency. All work is integrated throughout the body via the neck and back before a session’s end.
The ATSI lines create a map of tissue connection along paths of strain and function in the body. ATSI strategy encourages balance along these lines.
Athletes, artists, business professionals, seniors, juniors, and people from all walks of life have benefited from Structural Integration. Thousands have found relief from pain, and improvement in their posture and movement as a result of ATSI. Those who are active in making physical, psychological, or emotional improvements in their lives may find ATSI complement and enhance other efforts.
The application of ATSI can feel intense at times and regularly involves client movement. A "before" posture and movement analysis is done in the beginning of most sessions.
An initial 30 minute consultation includes a health history intake, body reading, goal and expectation sharing. This also includes a complimentary 10 minute session for those unfamiliar with the feel of structural integration techniques and to get a better sense if we’d partner well with each other.
Clients typically wear just their shorts or underwear during a session. This is to enable direct access to the skin. A top sheet or blanket is available for warmth or coverage. Clients typically wear just their shorts or underwear during a session. This is to enable direct access to the skin. A top sheet or blanket is available for warmth or coverage.
Unmoisturized skin is ideal for structural bodywork. Moisturized skin reduces the effectiveness of the work. Please avoid using moisturizer, moisturizing soap, or conditioner 24 hours before the session.
More information about Anatomy Trains can be found at AnatomyTrains.com