Movement remapping is a component of the work which takes place during and following Rolfing® Structural Integration. The aim is to explore and inhabit the space created by the tissue work, refining coordination and sequencing required for improved function. Remapping works by targeting the representations of our body within the brain and improving the awareness of ourselves in space.
Using specific language and visualisation techniques I hope to evoke the awareness and perception of new movement possibilities, from basic walking and sitting to sport or activity specific motor patterns.
The greater our sensation to feel will improve our ability to act. It is very exploratory in nature and not as simple as performing repetitions. It is here that practice and awareness begins to create new lasting patterns of movement which serve as a way to improve balance, function and timing of movement orchestration. This gives us a unique window into our subconcious behaviours and the relationships they hold to performance, emotional and mental experience.
Fascia is the biological fabric that holds us together. We are about 70 trillion cells all humming in relative harmony; fascia is the 3-D spider web of fibrous, gluey, and wet proteins that hold them all together in their proper placement.
How fascia works as a whole – our biomechanical regulatory system – is highly complex and under-studied. Understanding fascia is essential to the dance between stability and movement; crucial in high performance, central in recovery from injury and disability, and ever-present in our daily life from our embryological beginnings to the last breath we take. Within the fascia there are nerve endings which respond to varying types of pressure and touch. When stimulated these nerve endings cause changes in tonicity, proprioception, blood pressure and autonomic nervous system activation.