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About KMI

KMI is based on the pioneering work of Dr. Ida P. Rolf, as developed by Thomas Myers. It is a form of fascial and myofascial manipulation, coupled with movement re-education. The work is deep and slow, reaching to depths not normally experienced in most forms of massage or exercise. The KMI approach is organized around the principles of Tom Myers' Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridiens, a pioneering view of the human body based on our myofascial (muscle & connective tissue) anatomy. Fascia is the fascinating biological fabric and glue that holds us together, it surrounds our muscles, bones, and organs, and a fluid and balanced fascial network is a key component to our structural integrity and alignment (and hence our overall health and wellbeing!) 

KMI consists of a multi-session protocol that works from the outermost to innermost layer of our bodies, releasing restrictions and encouraging movement, including work in many of the usual 'trouble' spots, such as the feet, pelvis, back, neck, and spine. 

Some benefits of KMI:

  • » Relief from chronic pain and tension
  • » Increased flexibility and range of motion
  • » Fuller recovery from surgery, injury, or trauma
  • » Enhanced athletic performance
  • » Increased body awareness and easier movement

KMI sessions can be used to resolve particular problems, as a "tonic" for your posture, movement, and what used to be called "carriage" - how you carry yourself through the world. Your body is your most proximate tool. How do you use it? KMI can be seen as an extended course in reacquainting yourself with your body in motion, whether you are a finely-tuned athlete, computer-bound and sedentary, or anywhere in between. It can create an easier, more efficient way of being in your body, free from many of the 'issues' we store in our 'tissues'.

 

"Structural Integration can be like making your bed in the morning. You think you're going to get by without pulling that bed apart, so you pull up this cover and the next cover. When you get all the covers pulled up, you've got nine ridges running across the bed. Now you've got to pull the top covers back again, and you've got to go to a deeper layer and organize the deeper layer, and make your bed on top of that. Then you've got a made bed. Well it's the same with a body: you've got to organize those deeper layers." ˜Ida Rolf