How does it work?


Kinesis Myofascial Integration is NOT simply another type of massage. It is a system of soft-tissue manipulation, that relies on the property of plasticity of the  connective tissue to slowly adapt to changes in pressure and stretching. Gradually, the tissues and muscles regain their natural qualities, until a more efficient, cohesive and integrated structure is achieved. It also involves a learning process, with the client often participating in active movement while the practitioner is working on the shortened tissue. It is also common for changes to continue to occur after the series of sessions has finished.

This particular branch of the various Structural Integration schools, Kinesis Myofascial Integration, is based primarily on the pioneering work of Dr. Ida P. Rolf, but focuses on Anatomy Trains or Myofascial Meridians, a concept developed by Tom Myers (a student of Dr. Rolf’s, a certified Rolfer®, author, anatomist, lecturer and founder of the KMI school of Structural Integration), as an aid to teaching anatomy to the students at the Rolf Institute. These myofascial meridians are lines (direct fascial connections) of pull, lines that transmit strain and movement throughout the myofascial system in the body. It focuses on how these lines of pull affect the structure and function of the body.