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STRUCTURAL BODYWORK

Structural bodywork targets the fascia in order to encourage more space, support, comfort and functional movement in the body. The fascia is the web of connective tissue in the body, comprising of the tendons and ligaments, surrounding muscles, nerves, and vasculature. It is an interwoven system that allows our bodies to have elasticity and adaptability. Structural bodywork looks intentionally at each clients needs to therapeutically apply fascial techniques and support many physical goals ranging from deeper breath, increased body awareness, increased range of motion, decreased pain, better alignment, better posture and more efficient movement.

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WHAT TO EXPECT IN SESSION 

Structural body work is an active collaborative process between therapist and client. Each session will start with check in and history taking, followed by body reading to determine what happening posturally on that day. The session will consisting of seated and laying down positions where the therapist will call for some movement to increase the effectiveness of the tissue engagement. There will also be moments of walking and breathing with opportunity for reflection about awareness of body sensations.

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WHAT TO WEAR TO SESSIONS

Fasical techniques are most effective directly on skin. It is also difficult to interpret the bodies postural patterns through baggy or unfitted clothing.  Therefore it is recommended that athletic, stretchy shorts and minimally strappy but comfortable bras are worn during sessions. There is a lot of care taken to maintain modesty and comfort through out sessions. Temperature is also regulated with blankets and table warmer or air conditioner.

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3 SERIES OR SINGLE SESSIONS

Currently offering a three series, which is meant to look intentionally but efficently at the forces effecting comfort and function in the body. The three series consists of one upper body session, one lower body session with  the final session focusing on breath, spinal alignment and integrating two halves of the body. Also offering single sessions which are more of a targeted triage to support client needs. In July of 2022, we will be offering 12 series, providing in depth work on structural system.

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