Chris Chancey, LMT
License #: MT035090
Phone: (512) 470-0995
Hours of availability: Please call for an appointment
Statement of purpose:
To bring the body into its optimal biomechanical structure so the client can feel more at ease in his/her body, experience more freedom of movement, relief from chronic pain and an improved sense of well-being.
What is Structural Integration/Kinesis Movement Integration?
Structural Integration works to lengthen and soften connective tissue (fascia, muscles etc..) to restore postural balance, ease of movement and a feeling of being more ‘at home’ in your body. It is practiced through an organized series of sessions with each focusing on a different set of muscle/fascial layers and building on the previous sessions, concluding with a total body integration. Clients often find long lasting pain relief, improved freedom of movement, improved athletic performance and an increased sense of wellbeing. Structural integration can work when other body work methods fail.
Clients receive the most benefit from completing the 12 series protocol, but the techniques can be adapted to meet a client’s specific needs.
When I started massage therapy school, I thought massage was just for relaxation. However, as an athlete, one of my goals was to learn as much as I could about how the body functions so I could improve my running performance. I entered school with a shoulder injury from snowboarding which caused significant pain when I reached behind my back. While studying trigger point therapy, I discovered a tender spot on my shoulder blade. I asked a classmate to push on the painful spot (a trigger point.) It was very painful, but after a few minutes a vertebra in my neck shifted and the pain in my shoulder went away. I went on to do extensive study in Trigger Point Therapy with lots of great results for my clients. Because Trigger Point Therapy has limitations and a full body approach seems needed to resolve chronic pain complaints, I applied for and completed the KMI course in Structural Integration and became a Certified Structural Integrator. I feel grateful to work in a profession that constantly challenges me to learn more about the body to help my clients and rewards me with seeing clients make sometimes dramatic improvements.