Integral Movement Systems

Integral Movement Systems is an approach to wholeness in well being from a scientific perspective. It is a systematic approach that recognizes the myofascial system integrates everything into a functional unit. This changes how we approach movement in all forms to bring balance and stability to the physical body, the mind and energy.

How does it work? As we engage in our daily activities we find ourselves moving in the same patterns, stressing some parts while allowing others to become complacent. This creates instability and misalignment and therefore eventually chronic pain. Through subtle movements initiated at the core, we begin to allow movement without force to engage in each interaction. Our system is a process that brings resiliency to movement from a strong foundation. Mobility and strength are increased, mental strength and clarity is elevated and energy is boundless.

When we have the ability to move in all directions on all planes we call this 12 degrees of freedom.  The integrity in strength is limited by movement and space.  In this class we challenge you to move in all directions and then build on that movement.  Using weight to create awareness in how you are engaging in movement builds tissue that supports the whole rather than just parts of the body.

Repetitive movement patterns practiced over and over in the same way will only develop certain myofascial pathways that are loaded which leave nearby fascia untrained.  Over time this can create imbalances that cause pain which can become chronic.  Some lead us to believe that age causes this however we believe otherwise and with specific refined movement we can create stability, strength and resiliency regardless of which direction you are moving.

To effect the neuro pathways in relation to movement, fascia is the focus, with six times the number of receptors compared to muscles.  How we approach “stretching” is without the no pain no gain attitude and learn to understand the different sensations in the body.  Force creates resistance so pulling tissue to it’s fullest extent may provide short term results however in the long run reduces the pliability and elasticity which reduces strength and power.  Fascia responds to movement at all times so when we move into a position that we don’t normally, like a fall on the ice for example, there is little support for the tissue to absorb and then bounce back from the sudden movement.

Beginning with the deeper tissues in the body we create space and develop mobility without pain by incorporating fascial release with rolling of specific lines of the webbing and engaging into tissue synergistically.  The results are increased mobility and space to move.  More mobility, more strength.  Now consider the possibility that chronic pain could be reduced.

To effect the neuro pathways in relation to movement, fascia is the focus, with six times the number of receptors compared to muscles.  How we approach “stretching” is without the no pain no gain attitude and learn to understand the different sensations in the body.  Force creates resistance so pulling tissue to it’s fullest extent may provide short term results however in the long run reduces the pliability and elasticity which reduces strength and power.  Fascia responds to movement at all times so when we move into a position that we don’t normally, like a fall on the ice for example, there is little support for the tissue to absorb and then bounce back from the sudden movement.

Beginning with the deeper tissues in the body we create space and develop mobility without pain by incorporating fascial release with rolling of specific lines of the webbing and engaging into tissue synergistically.  The results are increased mobility and space to move.  More mobility, more strength.  Now consider the possibility that chronic pain could be reduced.