What does it involve?
ATSI takes place over 12 progressive sessions.
Most ATSI sessions are done in underwear or swimwear. Times may vary but a session can take up to 1 ½ hours. Each session is a hands on treatment with a postural/ movement assessment at the beginning and during each session.
The most common question is how often do I have the sessions?
This is a difficult question to answer as it depends on the individual. How do you respond to the session, how does your tissue respond and listening to your body will give you a good indication of what is right for you. If you have the sessions too close your body does not have time to process and adapt to the new information. If they are too far apart then you lose the momentum of the process.
Photographs are taken at the beginning and end and sometimes during the series.
This is so we can view any changes in your structure or pattern but it is not so we can try and get the perfect posture, as this is not what the series is about. We do not want to put a forced posture on you; we want your body to be the best it can be. Giving you a feeling of length, ease and balance in your body (a sense of being comfortable in your own skin).
Much of the session work is done on a treatment table,
though some moves are done on a stool or even standing.
The practitioner will contact tissues and ask you to move, thus freeing old restrictions and encouraging the tissues back to a freer place called for by your body’s inherent design. You and your practitioner can work out how deep or how gentle you want the progression to be.
The first 4 sessions are known as the sleeve sessions
The aim is to free up the front, back and sides, freeing the shoulders from the trunk, freeing the breath and finding support through the feet.
The middle four sessions are known as the core sessions
They address the core of the body, working into the central stabilisation muscles closer to the spine helping to unwind hidden rotations and find support from within.
The final four sessions integrate the core and the sleeve to improve co-ordination and posture.
The new alignment simply becomes part of who you are, not something you have to work at or repeatedly see a practitioner to maintain – leaving you with a lasting and progressive change.