FasciaPLAY: Integrative Body Therapeutics (IBT) is a healing art modality that addresses the holistic individual on multiple levels including: nervous system regulation, emotional processing, and musculoskeletal alignment. Localized discomfort is often a symptom of a larger systemic problem that must be dealt with to achieve a long-lasting relief. Through extensive training and hands on experience, I have developed the ability to re-align and balance relationships in the body’s myofascial and skeletal systems. Based on each client’s patterns, habits, and needs, I design an individualized healing protocol that includes sessions of slow, deep, and precise manual therapy and utilizes a larger perspective and works to reorganize the holistic body. By realigning the structure, IBT facilitates long-term health, intelligence, and resilience as a more permanent solution to pain or dysfunction.

My goal is to guide people to optimal awareness and function in their body.

We live complex lives in a modern society. While there are many aspects of our world to be grateful for, there are also impediments that can cause pain and discomfort. We are contending with a society that has evolved beyond the evolution of our physical bodies. Flat concrete everywhere, chairs, computers, cars, and time itself all seem to compress our body systems. The tissues in our body matrix is a storehouse for all the toxic buildup of our everyday lives. Through nurturing attention, gentle movement patterning, somatic education, releasing tension, and Rolfing/Structural Integration (SI), I offer deep and comprehensive bodywork with benefits that include: easing both chronic and acute pain, increasing range of motion, correcting posture, promoting awareness to the whole body system and long-term support toward positive change in the overall quality of your life.

I feel honored and excited to be offering this unique bodywork modality.


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Brando is a nationally certified Anatomy Trains Structural Integration practitioner and is certified with the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP). He has graduated from the advanced professional training in Structural Integration with Thomas Myers, world-renowned anatomist, bodyworker, and author of Anatomy Trains. Brando has been immersed in athletics, dance, and physical practice since his childhood and has been formally training in movement, somatics, meditation, and bodywork modalities for 20 years. He participated in a two-year intensive yoga training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and is a nationally certified yoga instructor. Brando travels internationally teaching and performing improvisation dance. His dance videos are prolific and can be seen on his YouTube channel.


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Modalities

Structural Integration

Thai Bodywork

Positional Therapy

Assisted Stretching

Movement Patterning

Structural Integration

Structural Integration is a deep and comprehensive bodywork system from the lineage of Ida Rolf. This method utilizes a perspective that looks at the connective tissue throughout the body and incorporates these relationships into a individualized healing strategy for each client. Through realigning the structure, SI facilitates long-term health, intelligence, and resilience as a more permanent solution to pain or dysfunction. SI work includes deep, and precise manual therapy to help guide people to optimal awareness and function in their body.

Thai Bodywork

I trained in Thailand intensively for 8 weeks with numerous teachers and methods. Inspired by the Thai style of working on a mat, I have adopted much of my Structural Integration training to be administered on a mat. I have adapted many of the stretches, holds, and positions I learned throughout my Thai training to complement my work in releasing and repatterning connective tissue.

Positional Therapy & Assisted Stretching

I have completed three levels of Integrative Positional Therapy (IPT) and am currently studying Neural Reset Therapy (NRT). Both of these modalities incorporate gentle movement patterns to help reset the body’s nervous system. Often our nervous system is holding extraneous patterns of tension. This contributes to trigger points and referred pain in the body. Through administering these modalities, I have seen immediate and significant releases of chronic tension and pain in my clients. Another benefit explored within these modalities is an increased range of motion. Again, the nervous system often communicates an over protective inhibition of our range of motion potential. Through gentle and focused movement patterns, range of movement can increase tremendously; a new sense of space in the joints and freedom in movement is imprinted into the body.


Testimonials

After our session, I had the best run of my entire life. I felt free and unhinged. I was no longer fighting against my body.
My knee, my leg, my whole being is improving with clear increments of flexibility and a sense of roundedness and safety as I move into the painful places of resistance with confidence. I am feeling deep healing from your simple but profound method of conversing with my muscle, fascia, and bone with gentleness and confidence. Bless you!
During my pregnancy, something started aching in my knees and it was constant even after the baby was born. After my first session with Brando working structurally on my legs and knees, the aching stopped. I was very surprised and delighted and have been back for more!
Thank you for a masterful session. Even yesterday evening, as I was dancing in Hartford, my feet and ankles felt as if they were happier and enjoying more ease and mobility.
Working with Brando was a wonderful opportunity to experience structural bodywork. In each of the sessions I felt distinct shifts in my body as the result of the work we did.
After each session I could sense significant changes in my body, as well as a deeper awareness of the supportive structures that underpin my anatomy.
The interactive movements combined with the ‘pinning and stretching’ was something entirely new to me. There seemed to be very specific intent and reasons behind each batch of muscle work, vs. the usual blanket approach to whole muscle groups.  IT seems more informed than any ‘deep tissue’ massage I’ve ever had.
I really enjoyed working with Brando. He was very knowledgeable and had a really nice touch that was deep yet gentle.  He provided a safe and soothing environment and I would highly recommend his work.
Unlike in a massage situation, I appreciated that I was asked to engage various muscles and movements during the course of the structural bodywork session. I definitely value the work and hope to engage with it further.”
It informed me viscerally on where my discomfort and physical disharmony is. It provided an empowering experience with a deep and elusive pain pattern by getting to know it and seeing that I can reach it with someone’s help. It was really helpful to learn about it’s extended relationship with other parts of my body, experientially (as opposed to someone pointing it out in a book).  I learned a lot from the attention the different muscles strips received
I had a great experience with fasciaPLAY and have experienced some lasting changes in some ongoing structural issues. The sessions themselves were gentle but deep at the same time. I felt that Brando was a sensitive, articulate and communicative practitioner. I appreciated him telling me what he was observing, what he was planning to do, and checking in frequently about my comfort level and sensation. After the sessions I felt “freer” especially in my hip and shoulder girdles, and felt as if I had more options for my movement patterns. One way that KMI was different for me was in it’s systematic attention to the fascia as a foundation for posture and alignment. The experience of this is really different than bodywork that considers the muscles, tendons or ligaments as discrete structures; I felt the “wholeness” of my body more after the sessions.