ABOUT STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION
Structural Integration (SI) uses various manual therapies to help bring you into an improved, more efficient structural and functional balance. SI aims to help you to evolve out of inefficient patterns that are contributing to pain patterns, normal wear and tear of soft tissues and joints, and/or general un-ease.
There are a number of variants of Structural Integration. Andrew uses Anatomy Trains Structural Integration (ATSI), and it is based around the Anatomy Trains myofascial meridians as developed by Tom Myers. The series has 12 sessions, which systematically work through restrictions in the Anatomy Trains myofascial meridians (as pictured below with the colored lines).
SI is not a technique of massage, but rather a method of manual therapy that uses any and all techniques/modalities under the umbrella of massage to release and undo inefficient posture and movement habits that contribute to restriction, injury, pain and unease. Although local symptoms are addressed, SI has a global approach that strategically works the whole body to elevate its level of functionality and economy of effort. Often the cause of symptoms lie far away from the symptoms themselves, especially for chronic issues
Andrew is at the center:
Saturdays, 9:00 – 3:00
Wednesdays, 10:00 to 2:00
60 min = $125
90 min = $175
Book a session:
(617) 416 – 6686
Andrew Mannino, LMT, is a practitioner with 15 years of experience. He originally found his way to bodywork while studying guitar and music theory at the Berklee College of Music. In his final year there, he started to develop a repetitive strain injury and was feeling the effects of long term stress and tension manifest on a more systemic level. A friend recommended massage, and he soon became a regular recipient. This inspired him get trained and pursue it further. He finds therapeutic massage and other manual therapies to be a fun balance of science and art that keeps him curious, engaged and inspired to continually explore on a deeper level. In addition to his private practice, Andrew is a faculty teacher for the flagship 500 hour Anatomy Trains Structural Integration course through Kinesis, Inc. and is certified as an Associate Teacher for Anatomy Trains short courses. Recently (2017), Andrew and Body In Focus were highlighted in Boston Voyager’s “Boston’s Most Inspiring Stories” article. Time outside of work will find Andrew exploring music, art, writing, meditation, exercise, and connecting to the outdoors. Andrew lives with his wife and daughter in the Greater Boston area.