ANATOMY TRAINS STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION
Anatomy Trains Structural Integration (ATSI)
ATSI (Anatomy Trains Structural Integration) is a series of deep bodywork sessions that works progressively though the entire body, first surface, then core, then brings the two together in integrated harmony. It is one of the schools of Structural Integration evolved from Dr. Ida Rolf's pioneering work, but developed via Tom Myers' Anatomy Trains myofascial meridian map.
What can ATSI do for me?
ATSI sessions can be used to resolve particular problems, as a 'tonic' for your posture, improve movement, re-align and structurally balance the body. Most of us have collected extra tension through the course of our lives either from injury, surgery or from our 'biography becoming our biology' and thus effecting our posture.
These extra tensions form patterns in our bodies, get written into our muscular tensions or skeletal form, and into the tissues that go between: the connective tissue.
The ATSI approach is to free the binding and shortening of 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.
This process happens over a series of sessions. The ATSI process has 12 separate and progressive sessions, although the actual number you need may vary.
What can I expect in a ATSI session?
To begin these sessions, I will talk over your history and help you to set realistic goals for the process. I will examine your posture, this is called bodyreading, which is essential to the planning of the session. I have set out the details of ATSI sessions under Treatments.
What are Anatomy Trains?
Anatomy Trains map the anatomy of connection, the whole-body fascial and myofascial linkages.
Anatomy Trains links individual muscles into functional complexes, each with a specific 'anatomy' and 'meaning'.
Anatomy Trains leads to new holistic strategies for patients to resolve complex postural and movement patterns.