Primitive Reflex Integration

Using physical movement to improve neurological function

What is a Primitive Reflex?

A reflex is an automatic, instinctual movement in response to a stimulus. Primitive Reflexes are developed in the womb and “appear” in us as newborns or toddlers, and then “disappear” or “integrate” as we grow.  In reality, they are always with us, but have become integrated and are not visible because of our advancing neurological development and growth. An unintegrated reflex is also called a retained reflex. A retained reflex can have a significant long-term effect on our health and well-being because integrated primitive reflexes form part of the essential foundation of many of our more advanced neurological functions. It is scientifically proven that physical movement is a powerful tool for fostering the growth and development of neural connections and integrating primitive reflexes.

Master’s Design uses the Masgutova Method, which is arguably the world’s best method, sought out by occupational therapists, physical therapists and other healthcare practitioners. I help individuals de-stress their primitive reflexes using this method so their body’s natural healing ability can be at its fullest. I also educate and train you, or the parent, if the client is a minor, in how to work with the reflex at home.

Causes of a retained reflex

  • Premature births
  • C-section births
  • Birthing experiences with complications
  • Births where epidurals are used
  • Unhealthy pregnancies
  • Diminished movement opportunities as a baby
  • High stress of mother during pregnancy
  • Illness at any age
  • Injury at any age
  • Trauma at any age
  • Chronic stress
  • Environmental toxins (herbicides, GMOs, heavy metals, plastics)
  • Vaccine trauma

Symptoms of a retained reflex

Many individuals have been living with stressed primitive reflexes their entire lives and do not realize that they have been. They are living with thinigs like:


  •  Attention problems
  • Behavioral issues
  • Emotional issues
  • Processing disorders
  • Sensory disorders
  • Bed wetting
  • Generalized anxiety
  • Perception problems
  • Poor social skills
  • Clumsiness
  • Reading problems
  • Poor fine or gross motor skills