Eli Thompson is one of New England's leading teachers of Myofascial Anatomy and Spacial Medicine.
As faculty at Tom Myer's School of Anatomy Trains,
Eli travels through-out the US and South America giving lectures,
teaching workshops, and mentoring teacher trainees.
While not traveling he offers KMI Structural Integration and Therapeutic Massage at the Boston Posture Center.
Eli Thompson has been offering his style of Deep-Tissue Therapeutic Massage for almost two decades.
His work is slow and deep, with a gentle, listening touch.
He does not impose change onto the body but rather evokes it.
All sessions are 1.5 hours since it takes time to catch up, connect, and really let go.
Clients leave pain-free feeling thoroughly relaxed and renewed.
To learn more about Eli’s Therapeutic Massage philosophy, read
The Art of Receiving Massage
Eli’s specialty is resolving chronic, long term pain and postural dysfunctions.
Our bodies grow a strong, leathery tissue called Fascia that keeps our organs
and muscles in place and supports us in everything we do. Over time,
the Fascial web can grow into chronic imbalance, limiting our movement and potentially leading to pain.
KMI Structural Integration is a powerful series of bodywork sessions designed to address
these imbalances and return us to ease, comfort, and greater freedom.
In each session, Eli evaluates your posture and movement patterns, working with deep, slow manipulations that will alter the way you naturally organize your own body and internally experience your own anatomy. Each session builds on the last, accumulating structural change, awareness, and understanding to the point of learning a new way of living in one’s own body. A new way that helps the body manage your activities and takes the pain out of life. The work is profound and the results can be transformative. To learn more, read Eli’s article Taking the Pain Out of Chronic Pain
Our body grows based on how we treat it.
We must learn to be like our body’s farmers and nurture it
I have been a Massage Therapist for almost two decades. I graduated from the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge, MA, a two-year program with strong emphasis on anatomy, physiology, and pathology. Since graduation, I have taken numerous workshops and have read/studied voraciously, exploring this field of spatial medicine.
In 2003, I completed a 650-hour program on KMI Structural Integration at Tom Myers' school: Kinesis. I am regularly awed by the power of this work to transcend not only our physical limitations but also our ingrained psychosocial habits and attitudes. It is a truly rewarding experience to witness my clients growing into themselves in this deeper sense.
Having become so committed to KMI Structural Integration, I became a Certified Teacher of Kinesis in 2005.
The saying "You don't fully know it until you can teach it" is true as my knowledge of
the work has certainly deepened. I now travel throughout the US and South America
teaching 2-4 day weekend workshops titled
"Anatomy Trains." These classes are intensives designed to introduce the theories and practices of
KMI Structural Integration to Massage Therapists, Physical Therapists, Osteopths, Chiropractors and
movement profesional such as
Yoga and Pilates instructors and Personal Trainers.
Learn more about Anatomy Trains
As a side project, I used my background in Mechanical Engineering to redesign the traditional Ida Rolf
adjustable bench. In Structural Integration some of the work is done with the client in a seated position.
It is best performed when the client sits in correct ergonomic posture which requires that the bench be
height adjustable. I realized that the bench has not been redesigned in 50 years,
and none were available nationally. So, after five prototypes and much thought and effort,
BENCHWORKS benches are now available to the whole
Structural Integration community.
Learn more about Benchworks.
In 2009 I expanded my product line and created Tensegri-Teach,
another small company that produces and distributes wooden tensegrity models
for educational purposes. Tensegrity and Biotensegrity is a relatively
new way of thinking about how the body and its tissues organize
and how forces are distributed during function.
It is leading us to a new understanding of human biomechanics
and soft tissue dysfunction.
Learn more about Tensegri-Teach.