I’ve been fortunate over the years to experience many forms of body-work – massage, chiropractic, reflexology, the list goes on. The more times I encounter skilled body workers, the more deeply I appreciate that as well as having a technical understanding of the body, they are true artists.
This observation proved to be especially the case when I recently experienced a technique called Kinesis Myofascial Integration (KMI) with Adrian Boyd of KMI Perth. KMI is designed to ‘unwind’ the strain patterns residing in your body and restore its natural balance, alignment, length and ease. It consists of deep, slow manipulation, combined with movement re-education and is run over 12 sessions. Following this, the new alignment becomes integrated into your body – a new you!
The start of the session was rather unnerving, consisting of a ‘body reading’ whereby Adrian cast his trained eye over my physique as I stood in front of a full length mirror in my undies! Once I got over the initial aversion to looking at myself in the mirror, it was fascinating. I was happy to get some positive feedback, but there were some definite ‘wonky hips’ issues to deal with. In front of the mirror Adrian moved me into a more balanced posture and the results were astounding – my legs suddenly looked so much longer and slimmer.
Now, onto the treatment itself, of which my first taste was divine. It’s a dynamic technique – you perform small movements that help Adrian identify areas of tightness and tension, and gently (if a little painfully at times) bring them back into balance. Adrian was so deeply in tune with the process that it was very easy to relax, let go and let him work his magic.
After the session I felt much lighter and more aware of my body. The subsequent sessions work ever deeper to unravel longer term and deeper areas of strain. Well worth looking into if you are dealing with body niggles and looking for a sustainable solution.
To find out more info, check out Adrian’s website, KMI Perth.
What are your favourite forms of body work and who are your go-to practitioners in Perth?
Article by Karen Miller, intrepid body-work explorer from the earthly forms to the esoteric!