Hi, I'm Kacey Graner.
I am a certified structural integrator in The Pines, NC.
I am passionate about assisting folks with understanding where their body is "stuck" and what the possibilities are when living "unstuck".
I use manual techniques & cueing to encourage more balanced structural alignment & awareness to restriction + immobility in the body. Together we work to discover and let go of postural habits that are are causing negative sensations & compensatory movement.
My goal is to help people live life with greater ease & understanding of their body's signals (pain is usually a big one!)...and to truly feel more at home in their body!
working with me...
follow these steps when setting up an appointment
Do you have the energy to be an active participant in your session? Structural bodywork requires you to move, breathe and lean into your body's signals.
Simply put, Structural Integration is a method of manual therapy that aims to improve posture through progressively releasing myofascial adhesions, while creating greater connection & intelligence within the moving body.
If you are interested in this method, but not sure if you want to commit to a series of sessions, start by scheduling the first ATSI session...Superficial Front Line.
This allows your body and mind to experience this work to see if it resonates.
After the session, check-in with yourself...
- Do I feel more balanced in my body?
- Do I feel more space and ease in my body?
- Do I resonate with this work and can I go deeper with this work?
Use this information to guide your next step.
The best way to begin the Structural Integration method is to complete the first 3 sessions of the series within 1-3 weeks of one another.
These sessions make up your outer myofascial sleeve. Your functional pattern holder. This layer shows compensations of your daily postural habits.
After 3, decide if you want to commit to the rest of the series or stop here.
So much is held in the outer sleeve of our bodies. You will feel greater embodiment + ease in your structure after this point in the series.
However, your inner sleeve (sessions 5-8) holds more chronic / core patterns.
The method of Anatomy Trains Structural Integration takes place over 12 sessions. In the first 4 sessions we open the superficial myofasia, in the middle 4 sessions we open the core myofasica, and in the last 4 sessions we integrate these layers in gravity via holistic movements (walking, breathing, standing / sitting techniques).
SI aims to balance and lengthen the body around it's central line in gravity, while enhancing awareness of the moving body. This work progressively moves your postural arrangement from whatever you come in with, to a dynamic and more functional state of balance.
Completing the 12 Series can help bring ease, connection, and space to the body so you can operate from your center in all areas of life.
After completing a 3 or 12 Series, we have a lot more information about the postural and myofascial roots of your body's held patterns.
The fascial system takes time to integrate the information we put into the body. I recommend waiting a month or so before requesting a "tune up" of structural bodywork.
If your muscles feel sore/weak...I suggest seeking out other modalities to assist with those discomforts (massage therapy, strength, yoga, pilates, PT, etc.).
After you've let your system settle, and see where the information we've put in wants to land for now...we can find a structural bodywork rhythm that works best for YOUR system.