FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Postural Integration (PI)? Postural Integration is “postural” as it is a way of bringing the posture into alignment by releasing deep-seated tension held in the body’s muscles as well as stimulating muscles with poor tone. It also calls for an “integration” of all the wisdom available from a person’s heart, mind, spirit and body so that emotional turmoil and feelings of dissatisfaction can be transformed into a sense of well being and empowerment.

What do you do?

We suppress our trauma from a very early age and sometimes it is little things that is stored in the body and causes all kinds of problems. I work deeply in your muscles and the body will show us what it is. At the same time we are out of line with gravity and this method “pulls” the body back in line with gravity and we feel easier in our body. In other words I work with the body aches and pains and emotions simultaneously.

The therapy takes us to the body and not just the thinking mind .Now we start to feel and experience our whole body and mind.

What techniques does PI use?

The work combines structural bodywork, psychodynamic techniques, breath work and light energy work. The practitioner uses weight bearing techniques with their arms and hands to support the client to shift the tension they hold in their muscular structure. The extraordinary power of Postural Integration lies in the willingness of client and practitioner to work on many levels simultaneously.

This work is deeper than massage

What will happen in a PI session?

After assessing what the client’s individual situation is, the practitioner will guide the client through a 1½ hour process in which the client is encouraged to explore new physical movements, breathe more freely, express blocked emotions and discover unconscious beliefs in a safe environment. This unique and unified style of deep work is unusually powerful in transforming the whole person.

How many sessions will I need?

10 sessions are recommended to complete the Postural Integration process. You are always in control of booking the sessions according to your schedule and pace. After the 10 sessions you can at any time come in to work on an issue, enjoy the deep tissue release or self growth.

What is the time allowed between sessions?

A session lasts approximately one and an half hours. A week in between is best. Twice a month is fine, even once a month .Sometimes depending on the client’s circumstances, sessions can be done every day but this is out of the ordinary.This modality is Long Lasting.

What do I bring ?

You bring only yourself, dress comfortably

Do you use any massage oils?

No. In this way I really can go very deep into the muscle structure, fascia and connective tissue. This work is deeper than massage.

What training do PI practitioners have?

Certification as a Postural Integrator is awarded by the International Centre for Integration & Release in California, USA after successful completion of 1000 hours theoretical studies, practical work and case studies.

important structural muscle deep inside.Hip flexor

important structural muscle deep inside.Hip flexor

Fascia release

Fascia release

structure of fascia

structure of fascia

the psoas links us top bottom

the psoas links us top bottom and is a hip flexor

before and after Postural Integration

before and after Postural Integration and Alignment

align feet and body

align feet and body.Unaligned feet takes us nowhere

 

 

 

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