Integrative Body Therapeutics (IBT) is a healing art modality that combines movement patterning, somatic education, and Rolfing/Structural Integration (SI). IBT is a deep and comprehensive bodywork system and is effective on an immediate level. Localized discomfort is often a symptom of a larger systemic problem that must be dealt with to achieve a long-lasting relief. This method 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.
The benefits are far reaching and include: easing both chronic and acute pain, increasing range of motion, correcting posture, promoting awareness to the whole body system and supporting sustainable positive change in one’s life. 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 can design an individualized healing protocol that includes sessions of slow, deep, and precise manual therapy, as well as movement re-patterning.
I feel honored and excited to be offering this unique bodywork modality.
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.
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.
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.