Vital Movement Integration
VMIBodywork

With Patricia Bardi,
Bodywork Specialist

BATC licensed
Natural Health Practitioner

ISMETA registered
Somatic Movement Therapist

TOUCH—BREATH—MOVEMENT
for VITAL BALANCE

Conditions that respond well to VMI Bodywork include:

  • Stress, chronic fatigue & burn out
  • Digestive conditions
  • Muscular tension & injuries
  • Spine & joint mobility
  • Lower back pain
  • Asthma & respiratory conditions
  • Headache & migraine
  • Menstruation discomfort
  • Pre & post natal conditions
  • Surgical scars
  • During or after chemotherapy treatment

Benefits of VMI Bodywork:
 

  • Increased sense of health and well-being
  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Improved efficiency in performing everyday tasks
  • Strengthened realignment of postural balance
  • Enhanced alertness and concentration in the work environment
  • Restored energy and vitality with an overall sense of calmness
  • Increased awareness of physical and emotional conditions that affect your health and wellness

Vital Movement Integration Bodywork is a therapeutic approach and professional training program accredited by the KTNO and ISMETA. This method, established in 1992 by Patricia Bardi, combines manual therapy techniques and movement re-education. Patricia is a licensed natural health practitioner (BATC) and registered somatic movement therapist/educator (ISMETA).

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As a licensed natural health practice, VMI Bodywork incorporates a profound knowledge and understanding of anatomy, physiology and pathology with psychophysical conditions.

CORRECT IMBALANCES. VMI Bodywork aims to reorganize the imbalances within the body by evaluating the functional relationship between the skeletal structure, neuromuscular system, organs and hormones. This therapeutic approach is specific and precise using gentle, non-invasive manual techniques. It is effective in treating discomforts, stress and pain-related injuries. Through dialogue with the client, the method addresses imbalances in body-mind-emotion connectivity.

REGAIN MOBILITY. The goal of the VMI Bodywork treatment is to regain ease of mobility and foster a new sense of vitality through the entire body. The normalization of restrictions in mobility in the body’s structure and harmonization with the nervous system and organs’ biological rhythms encourage the body to express its own capacities for self-healing and restore homeostatic inner balance.

Individual Sessions

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We offer three types of bodywork sessions:

VITAL MOVEMENT INTEGRATION BODYWORK

Connect body, mind and emotions for a renewed sense of equilibrium.

A gentle, precise, hands-on bodywork practice that employs sensitive touch, guided movement, breath and sound. VMI Bodywork addresses imbalances in the nervous system as it interacts with the neuromuscular, skeletal, organ and endocrine systems. This approach connects body, mind and emotions, and brings a renewed sense of equilibrium and well-being through the entire body.

ORGAN REBALANCING

Get surprisingly deep results with this soft approach.

A light, rhythmical, sensitive technique that integrates awareness of the organs into a whole-body movement experience. The hands-on practice guides the internal organs in regaining normal mobility and tone, as it supports the vital balance of the skeletal structure and nervous system. It facilitates deeper, more balanced breathing and improves postural integration.

DEVELOPMENTAL MOVEMENT EDUCATION FOR INFANTS AND CHILDREN

Help your child reach their fullest potential.

A program that combines light touch, movement and guided play to stimulate a child’s sensory-motor coordination. This helps the child develop their range of motion, balance and motor skills, and guides them naturally toward their fullest potential. Beneficial for babies and children experiencing developmental delay, sleep disturbance, digestive discomfort, and movement or neurological challenges.

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Rates

Session costs are reimbursed by most health insurers.

Intake session of 90 min € 100,–
Follow up sessions of 60 min € 85,–
If the time is longer than one hour € 25,– per 15 min

Please take note we need 48 hours notice of a cancelation of your appointment.

Professional codes

Patricia Bardi is licensed by and affiliated with BATC, Paramedisch Natuurgeneeskundig Therapeuten.

Registration Code 01878
AGB Code 90/0471156
AGB praktijkcode 90/055752

Diagnosis & Treatment

What can I expect on my first visit?

During your first appointment, we will take your health history and discuss the most important aspects of your health that create discomfort in your daily life. We will also guide you through a physical experience including touch, breath and movement re-education.

How long will my first visit be? How about future visits?

A first visit lasts 90 minutes for a complete evaluation, agreement on a treatment plan, and starting treatment on the same day. Follow-up sessions are 60 minutes in duration.

We need sufficient time to ask questions and to understand your health status and goals. Time is also needed for guiding you to listen to your discomfort and manage your condition.

Our approach focuses on safe, holistic treatment and proactive prevention. We help facilitate the body’s inherent ability to restore and maintain optimal health by using touch, breath, movement and sound.

It is important to know that during your sessions you will be encouraged to be actively aware of your body’s inner balance and movements. Increasing your body awareness is essential for feeling good in your body and being free of pain and discomfort.

Our ultimate goal is to identify and remove barriers to good health. Together with you, we create a well-connected internal and external healing environment.

What should I wear to my first visit?

It is best to bring light comfortable natural fiber clothing for your visits to allow light touch and ease of motion.

For further information about individual sessions please contact us, or fill in the form.

Patricia Bardi
+31 (0)6 24 61 78 53
[email protected]

Practice Locations

Centrum

Eerste C. Huygensstraat 9–3
1054 BN Amsterdam
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VMI Center

De Roos van Dekamaweg 3
1061 HR Amsterdam
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Patricia Bardi

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Patricia Bardi is a bodywork specialist, an educator, a licensed natural health practitioner (BATC) and registered somatic movement therapist (ISMETA). For more than 25 years, she has been teaching internationally, and maintains a private practice working with children and adults in Amsterdam.

Patricia is the director of the VMI Somatic Practice Certification Program, a professional training she founded more than 25 years ago, centered in Amsterdam. It is professionally accredited by KTNO, the Kwaliteit en Toetsing Natuurgerichte Opleidingen, as a licensed natural health practitioner and ISMETA, the International Somatic Movement Education & Therapy Association as a registered somatic movement therapist.

She also teaches Organ Rebalancing, an advanced natural health practitioner training she developed for licensed natural health practitioners and manual therapists. The method is practiced at numerous holistic health institutes including Dr. Rudolf Merkel M.D.’s School for Cranial Sacral Osteopathy in Zurich.

Organ Rebalancing is accredited by the KTNO and recognized as a postgraduate HBO professional training by the LVNG, VBAG and BATC—natural health practitioner professional associations in the Netherlands.

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