The Intrinsic Sensory Integration (ISI) method enhances perception, proprioception and interoception (the ability to ‘listen to’ our body, or the sense responsible for detecting internal regulation responses and processes) in order to increase awareness and presence. Intrinsic Sensory Integration has been developed from and elaborated on what was formally called Move In Mind sensory-motor imagery training, based on the use of mental imagery both in performance and rehabilitation. In fact, the use of appropriate mental imagery facilitates the engagement of specific brain motor networks involving the involuntary muscle fibres that support every movement, managing our balance and posture in relation to the field of gravity.
ISI is a powerful sequence of floor exercises used to achieve strength, balance, stability and flexibility, while integrating movement & mental imagery in order to improve the activation of neuromuscular connections.
The aim of Intrinsic Sensory Integration is to align the body and focus the mind to obtain maximum results while eliminating unnecessary tensions, increasing balance, psychomotor coordination, mobility and flexibility, and sense of stability and poise.
This powerful method consists of a series of exercises and movement explorations accessible to everybody. It begins with floor movements and gradually reaches an upright position, so as to re-establish the right balance of the body structure in relation to the force of gravity, according to the principles of Structural Integration.
ISI allows us to make sense of the modifications to our myofascial support architecture achieved through the Soft Tissue Mobilization techniques. This is of paramount importance. If we are unable connect neurologically to the myofascial modifications, then we don't really own them, and much of the work will be lost.