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AMT 034: Bringing the Body into Harmony via Structural Integration–with Athenia Large

Soulpreneur relatives, are you seeking to have a more holistic relationship with your body? Have you ever wondered if massage therapy really works & how it can help your body come into a deeper state of coherence? Have you ever heard of structural integration?

In today’s Astrid Mueller Talks feature, I talk with licensed massage therapist and structural integrator, Athenia Large. Athenia lives here on Kodiak Island, Alaska! She is a guiding light for our community and holds incredible wisdom in respect to the world of structural integration. The work that she does and knowledge she carries is very valuable. Her work allows her clients to come into a more coherent state of being with their bodies. Typically, we think of massage therapy as focusing/treating solely the physical pain or symptoms. Taking a different approach, Athenia’s practice of structural integration acknowledges the body as an entire system. This reminds the body to operate in a state of harmony.

Key points in this episode:

  • How Athenia made her way, synchronistically, to Kodiak Island
  • Structural integration vs. massage therapy
  • Looking at the body as an integrated system and treating it from that perspective
  • How structural integration came into being as a modality
  • Reasons that Athenia chose her career path
  • Challenges to owning a remote business as a massage therapist/structural integrator
  • Lessons learned on Athenia’s path
  • Athenia’s book inspirations and recommendations
  • And so much more!

Listen in this week, to learn more about structural integration, in depth and via Athenia’s expertise as a student, practitioner, and remote business owner!

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More on Athenia Large & Structural Integration

Athenia Large was born in St. John’s, Canada. Thereafter, she grew up in Calvary, Alberta, Canada. She studied accounting and business in college before moving to Vancouver, BC.  Athenia graduated from massage school and earned her practitioner’s license from East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, Oregon. Upon graduating massage school, she traveled back to Kodiak Island with her husband, Brian, where she’d previously fallen in love with the tight-knit community and outdoor life. She was offered a position at Creighton Chiropractic Clinic, which owned by Laura Creighton.

Athenia still lives on Kodiak Island and enjoys working in a small town. She travels often, as she continues her education and fulfill licensure requirements. She is an avid lover of the outdoors and loves to go fishing with her husband and life-partner. The pair also love to play the Marimba in their spare time.

To learn more about Athenia’s work visit her website:

If you live on Kodiak Island in Alaska, you can also find her at Creighton Chiropractic Clinic.

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