Tom is nationally certified in Synergetic Structural Integration under Magnus Ecklund. It is based on the principles of Ida Rolf. It is very different than typical massage. It is more structural and postural based and is designed to put the body back in line with gravity and level the shoulders and hip joints. It is a combination of myofascial and deep tissue massage techniques that can also utilize movement or stretch of the body part being worked on in order to facilitate a more effective release of taut fascia and muscle. There is communication between Tom and the client and the client is actively involved in the session. Think of it as more similar to physical therapy than massage.
This is not a relaxing type of massage and the typical session goes as follows: Postural and physical assessment techniques are used to get a better understanding of poor postural patterns and to help decide which area of the body to work on.
There is little or no lotion used in order to get a deeper penetration of the tissue. There is active participation of the client such as slowly moving an arm or leg as you work and there is also stretching involved. Since the work is performed on a table and on top of the sheets the client wears shorts or boxers (men) and the ladies wear shorts, tube top, sports bra, swim suit. This way the client is not exposed.
This is a very sought after modality and you will not find this type of bodywork at a better price. If you have any questions feel free to call Tom at 205-529-1516.
A 60 minute session is only $80, a 75 minute session is $95 and a 90 minute session is only $115.
“One individual may experience his losing fight with gravity as a sharp pain in the back, another as the unflattering contour of his body, another as constant fatigue, and yet another as an unrelenting threatening environment. Those over forty may call it old age; yet all these signals may be pointing to a single problem so prominent in their own structures and the structures of others that it has been ignored: they are off-balance; they are all at war with gravity. ” (Ida P. Rolf 1977)
Athletes and weekend warriors love this type of massage and also clients with problem area that like a deeper massage and for chronic problem areas and tight spots to be worked on.
Come try it out and see how effective it is!