MANUAL & MOVEMENT
REFLEX INTEGRATION (MNRI™)
A reflex is an automatic motor response to a specific sensory input.
We are all born with the same potential for movement, via genetically encoded primitive reflexes. As infants, these reflexes serve for protection and survival, and teach our bodies how to move. Most reflexes are fully integrated by the end of the first year, allowing us to use mature and controlled movement patterns. While these techniques are beneficial for children for obvious reasons, adults can benefit as well. Since reflexes are primarily designed to protect our bodies, as adults, we may use them unconsciously in times of physical or emotional stress. Sometimes, the reflexes will not re-integrate on their own, and can impact our movement patterns, posture, and coping abilities; keeping our bodies in a trauma-state (fight or flight).
Using reflex integration techniques allows the brain to re-learn the reflex pattern, just as an infant is learning it for the first time, ultimately leading to more controlled and efficient use of our bodies and minds. MNRI® therapy includes both active movement repatterning, and myofascial-type manual techniques.
Nicole has taken the following reflex integration courses: Dynamic and Postural Reflex Integration, Tactile Integration, Visual and Auditory Reflex Integration, Archetype Movement Patterns, Neurostructural Integration, Reflex Integration for PTSD, Breathing Reflex Integration, Repatterning Advanced Practical Course, Archetype Advanced Practical Course, Neurostructural Advanced Practical Course.
CRANIOSACRAL FASCIAL THERAPY (CFT)
The craniosacral system is responsible for the flow of cerebrospinal fluid throughout the body.
The Craniosacral system is responsible for the flow of cerebrospinal fluid throughout the body. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) provides the brain and spinal cord with shock absorption, toxin elimination, immune function, as well as, helping to maintain homeostasis throughout the body. CFT is a gentle, yet extremely effective, method of releasing tension within the peripheral fascial system, ultimately improving all systems within the body. CFT is especially helpful for TMJ, as well as, tongue and lip ties in infants pre or post-correction.
Nicole has completed the Child and Adult Seminar and the Infant and Toddler Seminar.
TRIGGER POINT THERAPY //
A trigger point is an area of pain that is caused by tension in a different area.
A trigger point is an area of pain that is caused by tension in a different area. Through a combination of self-study, mentoring, and intuition, Nicole has developed a deep understanding of the interconnectedness of the fascial system, as well as, specific techniques for relieving trigger points and myofascial tension.
As many of the muscles in our bodies also impact organ function, Nicole also implements Acupressure points into her sessions to help relieve specific health complaints.
“We make connections within our own bodies through patterns.
Through years of sports, weightlifting, and working through injuries, Nicole has developed a profound understanding of alignment and form during exercise. With movement analysis, corrective exercises and client education, Nicole is able to help athletes of all fitness levels improve their form and muscle activation for optimal performance and health.