Body Systems Integration/Massage/Active Release Technique

About Body Systems Integration

Body Systems Integration (BSI) is the name specific to the work of KimLien LaFitte at InsideOut Body Therapies. BSI is movement therapy with hands on cueing, guiding and facilitation of muscular tension change. BSI integrates the principles from the following modalities in order to help you find the right combination of intervention to heal from injury or chronic pain.

  • Movement Re-education: This movement technique uses the fundamental theories and exercises of Pilates with support of the Pilates equipment, mat, standing or walking to retrain your body how to move with more ease and less strain.
  • Pilates: A system of therapeutic exercises designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance the whole body with an emphasis on the breath, mindfulness, alignment, and coordinated, flowing movement.
  • Neural Mobilization: This technique frees nerves that can get stuck in the fascia to release neural tension so information from the nervous system can flow more organically.
  • Structural Integration: The use of theories and themes of structural integration in the tradition of the Rolf method which include breath work, aligning the bones, grounding and centering, and integrating the structure to create more ease in the body.

About Structural Integration

KimLien is trained in Anatomy Trains Structural Integration (ATSI). This is one of many schools that offer comprehensive certified trainings for Structural Integration in the Rolf tradition of structural integration. SI is based on theories and protocols that assist clients in releasing long held patterns to find space, freedom of movement, and freedom from pain in their bodies. This is done through a series of sessions that focus on shifting patterns in specific areas of the body to create shift upon the whole. Each session is different and builds upon the previous one.

BSI Benefits

BSI can benefit clients of all ages and all health levels, with goals ranging from improved athletic performance to pain reduction and prevention. Some of the major benefits include:

  • Improved posture
  • Better athletic performance
  • Chronic stress reduction
  • Scoliosis treatment
  • Management of chronic low back pain
  • Reduction of the frequency and severity of stress and migraine headaches
  • Reduction and prevention of repetitive motion injuries and other trauma
  • Reduction and prevention of fibromyalgia symptoms, myofascial pain, and other pain patterns throughout the body
  • Improvement of pain caused by TMJ dysfunction
  • Management of pain due to carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Emotional and spiritual growth
  • Improved energy levels and stamina
  • Correction of injurious movement patterns
  • Prevention of problematic movement patterns, especially in children
  • Improved freedom of movement and overall body awareness

About Active Release Technique

ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system developed by P. Michael Leahy, DC, CCSP. ART is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The ART provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements. This extremely effective treatment works on athletes and non-athletes alike.

ART can help with:

  • headaches
  • back pain
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • shin splints
  • shoulder pain
  • sciatica
  • plantar fasciitis
  • knee pain
  • tennis elbow
  • and other overuse injuries

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