Mark Finch has been a Massage Therapist since 1996. He has completed trainings in Therapeutic Massage, Neuromuscular therapy, Structural Integration (KMI) and Visceral Manipulation.
He has successfully treated in a variety of therapeutic settings, from touring with Riverdance the show to maintaining a busy practice in Vancouver BC. Mark is dedicated to helping each patient with their unique set of challenges and enjoys the variety of people he sees in the clinic. Mark is a life long learner and stays up to date with current research in multiple aspects of manual therapy. He teaches continuing education courses which can be found here.
KMI (Kinesis Myofascial Integration) was developed by Thomas Myers from the pioneering work of Dr Ida P Rolf. KMI consists of a multi-session protocol (usually 12) of deep, slow, fascial and myofascial manipulation, coupled with movement re-education. The KMI method of structural integration concentrates on doing deep, lasting, and significant work. The KMI ‘recipe’ for structural integration is based around the Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians. Read more at: www.anatomytrains.net.
The goal of KMI is to unwind the strain patterns residing in your body’s myofascial system, restoring it to its natural balance, alignment, length, and ease. Common strain patterns come about from inefficient movement habits, and our body’s response to daily stresses. Individual strain patterns come from imitation of significant others when we were young, from the invasions of injury or surgery or birth, and from our body’s response to traumatic episodes. What starts as a simple gesture of response can become a neuro-muscular habit. These habitual movements form one’s posture, and the posture eventually changes the structure of the body’s connective tissue or ‘fabric’.