Thoughts on Warming up to Lift

There are three main objectives we want to achieve when warming up for a weight lifting session. Within these objectives are a couple of modifiers based on the complexity of the lifts. I’ll point out where this is important. The lifting session is comprised of the...

Motion is Lotion—Lotion is Motion

There’s a saying in the body work world that motion is lotion. It’s a simple concept, when we move we push and pull fluid into our tissue which tends to help the tissue move better, lubricate it if you will. If motion is lotion and lubricates the tissue then the way...

Problems and Solutions

Locks and Keys       Problems and solutions are very much like locks and keys. Every lock has a key that works with that lock and that lock alone. Every problem has a solution that is for that problem only. However, there are keys that will fit in a...

Depth vs Pressure

An excerpt From the New Structural Integration Book It seems like every class I teach when I’m  working with a demonstration model,  I’m asked “how much pressure are you using, to get to that depth?”. If we view the body as a mechanical layering of tissue from...

Pain is the Brain’s way of saying “Move”.

We’ve all experienced that time when we’re cooking something and got our hand too close to the heat. The sensation of “too” hot causes us to withdraw our hand, the speed of the withdrawal is dependent on how many nociceptors were firing. The nervous system doesn’t...