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Adaptive Bodywork Structural Integration (ABSI) represents a transformative journey in bodywork therapy, blending the insights of Dr. Ida P. Rolf and Thomas Myers with a deep understanding of proprioception and the fundamental role of gravity. This holistic approach not only addresses physical discomfort but also enriches our interaction with the world, harmonizing the body with its environment.

The Fascia: A Neurological Interface

Fascia – The ubiquitous connective tissue

At the heart of ABSI lies the fascia, the connective tissue interwoven throughout our bodies. More than a structural component, the fascia serves as a neurological interface, densely populated with mechano-receptors. These receptors play a key role in how we perceive and interact with our surroundings, making fascial manipulation a core aspect of ABSI.

Sensory Motor Amnesia and Proprioception

Sensory Motor Amnesia – A distorted body image – inability to sense and control the muscles of the body

ABSI targets sensory motor amnesia, a condition arising from inadequate movement due to overuse, injury, or emotional trauma. This condition leads to a diminished ability to sense and control movement. ABSI combats this by re-engaging the brain with the body, enhancing proprioception – our innate sense of position and movement in space.

Gravity: The Plumber’s Line of Human Existence

Reorganizing the body along the vertical axis

Gravity is a pivotal aspect in ABSI, acting as a constant reference point around which our brain aligns and recalibrates sensory information. From childhood, we learn to navigate against gravity’s pull, structuring our proprioception, vision, and inner ear functions around it. ABSI leverages this constant force, reorganizing the body along the vertical axis and aligning it with gravity, thereby enhancing proprioceptive awareness and movement coordination.

The Interplay of Vision and Proprioception in ABSI

The crucial interplay between vision and proprioception

In ABSI, the interplay between vision and proprioception is crucial, especially when proprioception is compromised. The therapy focuses on strengthening the body’s natural ability to adapt to gravity, improving movement and balance, even in the absence of visual cues.

Beyond Physical Therapy

Nourishing a seamless connection between action and awareness

ABSI transcends traditional physical therapies by working directly with the tissues of the nervous system, effecting profound changes. This hands-on approach leads to immediate benefits, ranging from improved posture and flexibility to reduced pain and enhanced athletic performance.

Transformative Journey with ABSI

Nourishing self-confidence and movement competence

ABSI is more than a therapeutic process; it’s a transformative experience that uplifts self-confidence and movement competence. It encourages a deeper consciousness of our interaction with the world, fostering holistic well-being.


A journey that goes beyond physical alignment

At Adaptive Bodywork Structural Integration (ABSI), we understand that proprioception extends far beyond its basic function of balance and spatial awareness. It is a critical element of our existence, interwoven into every aspect of our interaction with the world. Proprioception, often regarded as our ‘sixth sense,’ is omnipresent in both conscious and unconscious gestures, guiding our physical positioning and actions. However, it’s remarkable how little we know about this fundamental sense, despite its constant usage.

In today’s sedentary world, where our bodies are increasingly passive, harnessing the power of proprioception can offer profound insights. ABSI’s approach views proprioception not just as a physiological mechanism, but as a channel for deeper self-awareness and understanding. By focusing on proprioception, we facilitate a journey of alignment that intertwines our physical selves with gravity, enhancing body-mind communication. This journey is about more than physical alignment; it’s about aligning with the force that anchors us to Earth, thereby deepening our connection with the world around us. Through addressing sensory motor amnesia and optimizing this neurological interface, ABSI celebrates the transformative power of holistic bodywork in fostering a more conscious and meaningful interaction with our surroundings.

Join us on this transformative journey and experience the profound benefits of Adaptive Bodywork Structural Integration, where every session is a step towards a more balanced, connected, and vibrant life.

Start your journey to structural well being with a comprehensive 90 minute Adaptive Bodywork Session or make it a project with a 3, 6 or 12-series.

Together we’ll explore what’s holding you back.

Together, we’ll set you on a path to a more balanced and integrated life.

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