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Neuromuscular Integration and Structural Alignment (NISA)

NISA was developed in 1980’s by Jean Loving.  Its base is in SOMA body work or Rolfing, although it differs from these in that it is a gentler treatment form and is expanded to 12 sessions from SOMA’s 10 sessions.  NISA works to stretch, free, and soften the body’s fascial layers in order to restore function to muscle and joints as the layers of fascia regain their elasticity.  NISA’s alignment process is one 60 minute session a week for 12 weeks.  For more on this topic click here.



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