Soft Tissue Re-Integration
Joseph Teralis Arison, L.Ac.
STRI (Soft-Tissue Re-Integration) is a Bodywork technique developed by Joseph Teralis Arison, L.Ac, to release restrictions held in the experiential field after a major physical traumatic injury or surgical experience. As a hands-on bodywork technique, STRI brings traumatized tissue into a relaxed, quiet state in order to reduce pain and constriction, increase blood flow, increase energy balance, and enhance healing.Based on more than 27 years of experience as an acupuncturist and body therapist, Teralis created STRI as a gentle and respectful approach for trauma and post-surgical patients. Cognizant of how difficult it is for many people to be touched in vulnerable areas, Teralis utilizes a patient directed method emphasizing communication, patient education and collaboration. When necessary Teralis works through clothing or sheets to maintain the patient’s comfort and safety. Additionally he teaches his patients self-care so they can empower their own recovery and continue soft tissue.