Lou Benson has been studying the 3-dimensional moving puzzle of the human body for nearly 30 years, first as an athlete and amateur bodybuilder and beginning in 1990, as a student of massage therapy. She has developed and taught beginning and advanced courses in anatomy, bodywork and movement awareness for massage therapists and yoga teachers for many years since.
Lou is a certified practitioner of both Kinesis Myofascial Integration (KMI) and Aston Patterning. She has also had extensive training in orthopedic work for soft tissue injuries, with an emphasis on myofascial and neuromuscular applications. Lou’s goal as a therapist and educator is to infuse her work and that of her students with increasing sensitivity, specificity, curiosity and consciousness.
Lou founded The Bodywork Education Project in 2008 as a vehicle for massage educators to create and offer a greater variety of courses in more accessible, intimate settings. She practiced, taught and helped promote various continuing education courses in Cambridge, MA until 2013, when she moved to Atlanta. Lou is on hiatus from The Bodywork Education Project after undertaking the role of Director of Education for Kinesis, Inc. several years ago.
She currently teaches KMI Structural Integration courses worldwide and maintains a private practice in Atlanta, GA.