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Structural Integration

Anatomy Trains Structural Integration (ATSI) was developed from the pioneering work of Dr. Ida P. Rolf by Tom Myers. ATSI consists of a 12 session series of bodywork, each of which follows a different map of the fascial planes, or muscular and fascial relationships in the body. We progressively work through the body, going from superficial to deep and back. This process has a beginning and end. It is not ongoing therapy.

Why Structural Integration

  • Poor posture

  • Movement restrictions

  • Mobility restrictions

  • Sports injuries

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Chronic pain

Benefits of Structural Integration

  • Increased flexibility

  • Increased range of motion

  • Increased energy

  • Increased athletic performance

  • Feeling more at home in your body

  • Improved body awareness

  • Improved coordination

  • Less injury prone

  • Less aches and pains

Session 1

The first session is where we get to know each other, establish a starting point, and talk about goals for the series. The first session deals with differentiating the superficial fascia and muscles on the front of the body. 

Session 3

In the third session, we continue the superficial work by opening the sides of the body head to heel. After the third session is a great place to stop if you're interested in trying out structural integration work without committing to all 12.

Session 5

The fifth session is where we go deeper into the core from the feet up. We address the balance of the arches, knee alignment, and contact the pelvic floor through fascial continuities. This session aims to find a solid foundation in our pelvis with ease.

Session 7

In session seven, we address spinal alignment with the deep core foundation from session five and six. Our aim is ease through the balancing of spinal curvature in three dimensions. The sacrum and balance of tension in the hips is also addressed in this session.

Session 9

Session nine is the first integration session. This is where we look at your walking mechanics, including movement in the pelvis and joint alignment. The aim is ease and efficiency through coordination.

Session 11

Session eleven is focused solely on the arms. By opening the sleeve of the arm, we address compensations in the neck, head, and torso. The goal is lightness and freedom in the shoulders and arms.

Session 2

We continue discussing goals and exploring the level of touch needed for change in your body. The second session is where we continue differentiating superficial fascia and muscles, but this time we focus on the back of the body.

Session 4

The fourth session is the last of the superficial sessions where we address the relationships and coordination between the left and right sides of the body. This can be destabilizing because of how much we depend on our dominant side.

Session 6

Session six is the second core session in the series. We continue building and balancing your foundation from the pelvis up. The session aims to create space and freedom through the abdomen and torso for easier breathing.

Session 8

The eight session is where we finally address the head and neck. We use the foundation built in the last three sessions to find alignment and ease. Because your muscles now have the ability to be "on-line", you may find the ability to let go of familiar neck, jaw, and face strain.

Session 10

Session ten focuses on integrating relaxed and efficiency breathing over the structure from session nine. The aim is to alleviate any areas restricting ease in breathing in three dimensions. 

Session 12

The last session is where we bring it all together by balancing all the work done in the last eleven session. The body will continue to grow and adapt to your new alignment for the next year or so.

What Our Clients Say

Tom Myers Explains Structural Integration

Maria

Rock does amazing structural integration work! I have suffered chronic neck pain for close to 20 years and had a lot of body work including Rolfing. When I started my Structural Integration series, Rock was able to identify and correct subtle misalignments all over my body that were contributing to my chronic pain and I never knew. He worked closely with each thing suggesting easy to apply changes to my walking and exercise practice that allowed a massive change to occur. I am now doing crossfit workouts 4-5 days a week and I have 90% pain reduction. I am in the least amount of pain I have been in since I was a teenager. I am so grateful.

  • How do I get started?
    You have the choice of either booking a free 30 minutes consultation or a comprehensive fitness and movement analysis. The comprehensive analysis includes a full movement screening, evaluation of cardiovascular capability, resting metabolic rate analysis and measurements, and postural analysis. We recommend this to establish a solid baseline for your fitness journey and determine what training regimen would best suit your needs and goals.
  • How are Mavericks coaches different
    At Mavericks, our coaches are different in a few key ways. First and foremost, they are experts in their field, with years of experience in sports and fitness. They are passionate about helping our clients achieve their goals and will work with you to develop a personalized plan that fits your unique needs and lifestyle. Our coaches are also dedicated to staying up-to-date on the latest research and trends in sports and fitness, so they can offer you the most effective and efficient training methods available. Finally, our coaches are committed to building relationships with our clients based on trust, respect, and open communication. They are here to support you every step of the way, and to help you achieve your full potential.
  • What should I expect in our initial meeting?
    The initial consultation is very important because it's a screening between a potential client and our team. Both sides need to agree upon specific goals, get to know each other, and feel comfortable. If you decide to work with our team, we will help you choose a package that fits your goals, budget, and schedule.
  • How frequently should I work out?
    If you are new to exercise or just getting back into it, we recommend a minimum of two sessions a week with additional physical activity outside of your training session. As a general rule, strength training at least two times per week is needed to make progress. The sweet spot for most clients is three times a week. For higher level athletes seeking to elevate their skills, frequency depends on the physical demands of your current sport.
  • How long will it take me to see results?
    Every person is different. Most people see results within 4 weeks. Everybody sees change within 8-12 weeks. With this expectation comes responsibility. We can only do so much - we are part of the equation but not the whole equation. When you go home, you need to stick to your plan because at the end of the day it's up to you to change. We teach you how to implement the positive changes so the at-home struggles are kept to a minimum. For people with a background in training, with certain tweaks to diet and exercise selection, we can achieve your goal sooner than you expected.
  • How long are training sessions?
    All one-to-one exercise sessions are 55 minutes. Health and nutrition coaching sessions are 50 minutes.
  • Can I use the gym own my own between training sessions?
    Yes. We offer private gym rental for current clients at a rate of $20 per hour. Contact Rock for scheduling.
  • Who is a great fit for Mavericks?
    A great fit is (or is ready to become): Self-aware Dedicated Positive Eager to learn Ready for change A great listener A great communicator Able to take responsibility for their decisions A poor fit doesn't communicate, respect our time, talk about their struggles as they arise, follow through, or want to do the work required to reach their goal. We're trainers, not magicians. You have to play an active role in your progress. If you aren't ready for real change, we can't take you on as a client.
  • What should I wear?
    Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely. We train barefoot to encourage balance and stability through the feet.
  • Why do you train barefoot?
    We've found that unfortunately, many people don't pay attention to their body until it hurts. By paying special attention to the foundation of our body, our feet, we influence the alignment of the joints up the chain, for example knees, hips, and shoulders. This has a huge impact to the wear and tear on the joints during exercise. We teach exercises that improve your overall health and well-being, not break you down.
  • Do I need a doctor's note to work out?
    Our team reserves the right to require medical clearance from a general practitioner for any client they feel may be at risk.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    Please give us 24 hours notice if you are going to change or cancel your appointment, otherwise we will have to charge for the session. You can reschedule up to 12 hours in advance of your session.
  • What is the refund policy?
    If at any time in the first 30 days, you decide we aren't a great fit, we'll refund all of your unused sessions. Beyond that, all packages are non-refundable. They can be transferred to another person. Extenuating circumstances may be evaluated on a case-by-case basis for eligibility of a refund.
  • What forms of payment do you accept?
    We accept cash, check, venmo, or credit card, including contactless payment.
  • Am I going to get bulky?
    No. Most women do not have the biological disposition to get bulky. Our training is based on building long, lean, functional muscle. You have to work really hard to get big.
  • Do you have female trainers?
    No. Rock is knowledgeable in women's concerns and has extensive experience helping women of all shapes and sizes get stronger, more mobile, and more capable. One of Maverick's core values is creating a safe space for all.
  • Will the program be adapted for me?
    Yes! No matter what your starting point is or what your goals are every program is customized to your individual needs.
  • What changes can I expect?
    You can expect a variety of changes including, but not limited too: improved confidence, sense of well-being, reduced body fat, lean muscle growth, perkier butt, flatter stomach, better posture, and more.
  • Does Rock understand strength training and mobility for me?
    Yes! Age is just a number when it comes to your health! You can always improve, no matter where you are on your journey. And that's where Rock comes in - he's an expert in working with all ages. He's got several certifications in exercise for seniors. Rock even developed a special balance training routine that helps older adults improve their stability and confidence when walking. Functional fitness is key! You need to be able to do all the things you love, whether it's getting out of bed, out of the car, off the couch, or off the floor. Rock can help you get there, safely and effectively.
  • I have difficulty moving. Can you help?
    Part of our program addresses movement issues. We can adapt your program to a seated or standing position. We routinely get referrals from physical therapists for additional exercises to improve general health, balance, stability, and strength.
  • I have a limitation (heart, eye, neurological, etc.).
    We have no problem discussing your program with your health care providers to ensure it won't negatively affect you. We also work on controlling common illnesses such as hypertension, diabetes, and joint instability. We will need a letter from your primary health provider ensuring you are ready for exercise.
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