ANATOMY TRAINS BRAND
The ATSI ‘recipe' for structural integration is based around the “Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians”concept, developed by Thomas Myers, who was a student of Dr.Rolf. Anatomy Trains are long continuous chains of myofascia, examining the connective tissue system together with muscle fiber direction. By tracking these continuous lines of force the entire body is covered through the series.
Anatomy Trains Structural Integration:
uses a wide “vocabulary” of touch, not just deep work, to evoke lasting and progressive change in body pattern.
uses a method of “bodyreading” (visual analysis of the body) that is logical and coherent, utilizing the method step-by-step throughout the SI series.
is based around the Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians.
proceeds from an understanding of “issues in tissues” (the emotional underpinnings of body carriage and tension).
WHAT IS FASCIA?
Fascia invests through every tissue, provides the environment for every cell of the body, surrounds the organs, and gives the whole body its shape.
The divisions that you see in an orange are similar to the way that fascia appears in the body. If you extract all of the juice out of an orange without changing any of the structure within, the shape of the orange would still remain. You could discern each section, including the walls that separate the single cells of juice within each section. The vital role of fascia is the foundation upon which balance and stability rests. We are all under the effect of gravity and fascia organizes our structure according to the directional pull of this force.
The fascial web is a body wide mechanosensory organ (Schleip) telling us where we are in space. Mechanoreceptors communicate with the central and peripheral nervous system which helps controls coordinated movements.