Integration is best described by Thomas Myers himself:
"The design of KMI(Kinesis Myofascial Integration)
is to unwind the strain patterns residing in your body’s locomotor system, restoring it to its natural balance, alignment,
length, and ease. Common strain patterns come about from inefficient movement habits, and our body’s response to poorly
designed cars, desks, telephones, and airplanes, etc. Individual strain patterns come from imitation when we are young, from
the invasions of injury or surgery or birth, and from our body’s response to traumatic episodes. Beginning as a simple
gesture of response, movements can become a neuromuscular habit. The habitual movement forms one’s posture, and the
posture requires changes in the structure – the body’s connective tissue ‘fabric’. In other words,
a gesture becomes a habit becomes a posture and eventually lodges in our structure. These changes are rarely for the better
– anything that pulls us out of alignment means that gravity works on pulling us into more misalignment or increased
tension to counteract the force. Compensation begets compensation, and more symptoms. KMI is designed to
unwind this process and reduce structural stresses. The method depends on a unique property of the body’s connective
-- Thomas Myers
Beth Scupham offers sessions in Structural Bodywork designed specifically for each
The sessions are generally offered in a series of three sessions.
At the end
of the series of 3, we re-evaluate as to whether the goals that we set have been met, or whether more work is
Structural Bodywork was developed from the work of Ida Rolf
and further developed by Tom
Myers, one of Ida Rolf’s students.
The longer series of 12 consequtive sessions will be available in the
summer of 2012. This series is designed to reshape the connective tissue envelope of the body and to facilitate greater movement,
function and connection to the inner.