Which therapy would be best for you?


What do you want to achieve?  What problems are you trying to solve?

Deciding what is right for you is now very difficult with an overwhelming variety of therapies, movement re-education and exercise classes to choose from, all with some basic concept of changing you as a person, either physically, energetically, emotionally or spiritually.

In my opinion, there are many reasons why one should consider Kinesis Myofascial Integration. Its approach is both strategic and systematic. It combines structural changes with postural and movement re-education and also has a holistic and integrative approach, in that it tries to enhance the functioning of the whole person.

Although Structural Integration grew out of osteopathy originally, today it is quite different and differs in two basic respects: firstly, repositioning the bones is not sufficient - the muscle and related tissues must also be addressed; secondly, if one part of the body needs an adjustment, it is likely that other parts of the body will have compensated.

There are around a dozen varieties of Structural Integration available. However, your choice is limited by which country you live in. In the UK, there are practitioners in:

Kinesis Myofascial Integration, RolfingR Structural Integration and Hellerwork.

Although it is suitable for most people, there are various contraindications to having sessions in Kinesis Myofascial Integration which would make the work unsuitable.  These would be discussed prior to beginning the sessions.

You could also consider:

Acupuncture; Alexander Technique; Amatsu; Bowen technique; chiropractic; cranial osteopathy; Feldenkrais method; massage (Biodynamic, Swedish, sports, Thai etc.); Mézières Method; neigong; nia; osteopathy; physiotherapy; pilates (traditional, Stott etc.); polarity therapy; reflexology; reiki; shiatsu;  t’ai chi; yoga (e.g. Hatha, Kundalini, Vinyasa etc.).

There are various overlaps and adaptations from one to another and very much is dependent upon the experience and abilities of the teacher or practitioner.