Structural Integration aligns & balances the body by lengthening & repositioning the fascia. When restricted fascia is released, the muscles move more fluidly & efficiently, allowing the body to return to its aligned & balanced state.
WHAT IS STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION?
Developed by Dr. Ida P. Rolf in the 1940s and fine-tuned by her at Esalen Institute in California and later in Boulder, Colorado, Structural Integration combines hands-on manipulation of the body with movement re-education. Whereas other forms of bodywork like massage focus on the manipulation of muscle tissue, Structural Integration focuses on the manipulation of the fascia, the connective tissue that surrounds the muscles.
WHAT IS FASCIA?
Fascia is the stretchy membranous webbing that surrounds and connects muscles, ligaments, tendons, organs, and bones. Fascia is so integral to our body’s structure that it influences the way we breathe, stretch, walk, jump, and move.
Fascia can become hardened and thickened by injury, accident, age or postural habits. The goal of structural integration is to release the fascia enough for muscles to relax and stretch, and for joints to reorganize themselves. Using gentle pressure at key points on the fascial layer, therapists manipulate the superficial fascia with their fingers, palms, and forearms to bring the release–and relief–the body has been waiting for.
WHAT CAN STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION HELP TREAT?
Low back pain, sports injuries, chronic headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, tight neck and shoulders, plantar fasciitis, sciatica, TMJ syndrome, pain associated with nervous system disorders and more!
STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION PRICING
|Outcall 75 minutes||$185||$195|
MEET OUR DOWNTOWN STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION PRACTITIONER
Master Trainer + Massage Therapist
Thomas Damron is a Board Certified Structural Integration Practitioner, certified Neuromuscular Therapist and NSCA certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. After years of chronic pain and recurring injuries, Thomas sought the help of a knowledgeable massage therapist and personal trainer who helped him move better, gain strength, and take control of his overall health. This experience sparked a passion to help others find a pain-free, active life, and inspired a fascination with all things bodywork and movement-related. His goal as a therapist and trainer is to provide long-term solutions to pain and injury conditions through personalized and effective strategies. He believes that everyone has the ability to move freely, feel better and pursue any athletic endeavor with confidence and without fear of injury.
When not at Castle Hill, Thomas can be found playing upright bass in country and jazz bands in and around Austin.
Board Certified Structural Integrator
Certified Neuromuscular Therapist
NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
RKC Certified Kettlebell trainer
Joined the CHF team in: 2015
BOOK A TRAINING SESSION
One-on-one sessions are only available to book online at this time. To book a duo, trio, or group please contact Thomas.