Nearly every summer my partner and I venture off into the woods for a backpacking trip. It’s a great way to experience the quiet and beauty of the outdoors. We appreciate the feeling of aliveness that we experience from full days of movement. The break from city lights and flurry
Postural Patterns: Where Do They Come From?
Where are your postural patterns? What do you notice about the postural patterns or patterns of structure in your body? Do you have one side that feels like the “dominant side”? We almost all do. Are you “right-handed” or “left-handed”? Do you prefer to kick a soccer ball with your
Structural Integration Massage Method: How Does it Work?
In my last post, I deconstructed the “structure” in the structural integration massage method using the tensegrity model. Remember, one way to understand how we hold structure in space is by thinking of our skeletal system as the steel rods or beams in a structure like a bridge, and our
Tensegrity Model: Understanding the “Structure” in Structural Integration Massage
What is structure? How are you held up in space?…and what does any of that have to do with massage? Do you feel light and move through the world with ease? Or do you feel like you are efforting to hold your head and sit up? In either case, why?
Structural Integration Massage: Why Get It?
If you’re like me, you might consider massage a luxury. You might think of it in the context of a day at the spa, a relaxing pampering activity. And certainly, massage can promote relaxation. What changed my mind about massage and re-categorized it for me as an important wellness activity
The Movement Puzzle: What is it?
The Movement Puzzle was born out of my love of movement. Movement is functional. It can also be blissful. We are embodied. Whatever our experience of our body is, we cannot choose not to have one. When it comes to my own body, I challenge it through movement. This feels