Vital Movement Integration (VMI) Bodywork is an integrative therapeutic method, combining manual therapy techniques & movement re-education. In 1992, Patricia Bardi, a licensed natural health practitioner (BATC) and registered somatic movement therapist/educator (ISMETA) established this therapeutic approach & professional training program centered in Amsterdam & accredited by the KTNO and ISMETA.
As a licensed natural health practice VMI Bodywork incorporates a profound knowledge & understanding of anatomy, physiology and pathology with psychophysical condtions.
VMI Bodywork aims to reorganize the imbalances within the body by evaluating the functional relationship between the skeletal structure, neuromuscular system, organs & hormones. The therapeutic intervention is specific & precise using gentle manual techniques for treating discomforts, stress & pain related injuries and imbalances in the body-mind-emotion connectivity.
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 & organs’ biological rhythms encourage the body to express its own capacities for self-healing and restore homeostatic inner balance.