I’m Sophia, a Remedial Massage Therapist, Registered Nurse and Structural Integration Practitioner. I help active men and women with poor movement patterns and pain move more effectively through what’s known as Structural Integration (SI). I have a passion and a strong drive to allow my clients to explore the best versions of themselves – this exploration is possible through SI bodywork. I do not treat symptoms, I treat postural patterns and attempt to get people experiencing their bodies differently by feeling a sense of openness they may have not felt in a long time.
I have nursed for over 8 years, and I have been a qualified Remedial Massage therapist for over 3 years. I now practice what’s called Anatomy Trains Structural Integration (ATSI). I truly believe in the transformative power of ATSI and it’s ability to improve self-awareness, improve movement patterns and engage people to explore themselves.
I was inspired to start SI work due to the fact I was having particular niggles in my own body after a few years of intense Weightlifting in my shoulders, knees and hips, they wouldn’t go away. I struggled to find a therapist who explained to me the reason why I was having recurrent injury. All I knew was I had inflammation in my shoulder and my knee. My physiotherapist was a bit stumped, he didn’t know what to do but pointed me in the direction of a book called Anatomy Trains. This is where I found Anatomy Trains Structural Integration and I knew this was what was missing – after experiencing the full Structural Integration 12-Series my little niggles resolved and I was moving with coordination and flow for the first time in my life.
Good bodywork, whether it be physiotherapy, chiropractic or massage should create long term change. Although I love my clients, I don’t want to see them weekly for the same niggling issue! I have always had a drive to find the most effective treatments to give my clients change within their body so they move better and feel better long term. This means looking beyond your shoulder, back, hip or knee pain and assessing your body as a whole functioning unit.
You are unique just as your treatments should be. Structural Integration puts you back in the drivers seat of your body so you can experience life to its full potential – pain free.