What is Postural Integration ( PI ) ?

Postural Integration Bodywork process is an holistic healing of physical, emotional and the subconscious bodymind .
The main basic connection process is neuro (brain) muscular, with deep tissue massage.

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 wellbeing and empowerment.

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The Facilitator offers you a powerful opportunity to address, explore experience, release and change those physical and emotional behaviors that you find problematic and that no longer serve you well. The process is excellent for stress anxiety and depression.

  • Here is a typical example of how a PI session may unfold…

  • The client and PI Therapist initially exchange whatever information is necessary to establish a connection, understanding and rapport. This may be anything at all that is relevant i.e. health, life experiences, family concerns, relationships, work etc. The client can take as much time as is comfortable at this stage and the practitioner may ask a few clarifying questions.

  • When the client is ready, and depending on what has emerged in the initial dialogue, the Therapist may suggest and guide the client in an exploration of their breath, body and posture. This often enhances, deepens and energizes the client’s physical and emotional self-awareness.

  • This may then be a good time to introduce some hands-on deep tissue massage work in order to address any held body experience e.g. tension, discomfort, numbness etc. The therapy involves use of fingers hands and elbows to loosen different groups of muscles. Along with the client’s heightened self-awareness and the increased energy level sustained by fuller breathing the client is often able to deepen yet again their body mind awareness and experience. As the client’s awareness in all areas increases their capacity to ‘hang-in’/stay with their own personal process, breakthrough experiences usually occur. These may be physical, liberating, emotional, subconscious, or spiritual insights. More often than not it is some combination of these.

  • Deep Bodywork

    Deep Bodywork

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  •  PI clients often feel energized or even satisfyingly ‘spent’ after this type of release. Each session ends with some quiet time for the client to rest and find a deeper understanding, a fresh perspective, a new realization and a firmer sense of grounding. This time may include some further gentle, light hands-on work and/or relaxing guided breath work.

  • A PI session usually takes on a natural life of its own and typically lasts approximately 1½ hours.

Watch This Video to see how a typical Postural Integration Therapy may unfold

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