Structural Integration

Get realigned – from the outside in – with Structural Integration.

Structural Integration was developed by Dr. Ida Pauline Rolf – a true Renaissance woman who, through a marriage of science and spirituality, changed the field of bodywork forever.  Starting with 10 sessions, we work together to restructure your physical body – moving toward a more ordered, organized, pattern that comfortably aligns your body with the earth’s gravitational field.  Once the body is properly aligned, clients experience ease in their movements, breathing and life.
75 Minutes!
Structural Integration

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Structural Integration is a highly intense, advanced therapy designed to:

  • Improve posture and alignment in every part of your body
  • Enhance body self-awareness
  • Help you find greater ease in sitting, standing and moving
  • Provide a safe place to transform your body and its habitual limitations

Structural Integration helps your body to develop optimal balance and coordination for standing, sitting and moving – at any stage of life.

Some people will grow taller as rotations in the body begin to unwind (I’ve had clients gain anywhere from 1/4″ to over an inch in height).
Clients will often report their athletic performance has been increased and/or refined.
Chronic aches and pains are reduced and often alleviated, and movement feels more fluid and flexible.
Clients report feeling lighter and more fluid with better balance
Often they have an increased breathing capacity, energy, and awareness
As my clients enter the world with a more stable and balanced structure, they gain self confidence and the environment appears less threatening.
As your body becomes more flexible and open, so does your mind — you will approach life from a less rigid standpoint.
I had one client tell me that after the 10 sessions, she was consciously trying to meet her friends in their spaciousness instead of in their density.

Structural Integration is not a symptom oriented approach so in any given session, we may not work directly with your sore shoulder.  However, we will work to alleviate any aches and pains you have by working with your entire system. Structural Integration makes the following assumptions:
Being out of alignment with gravity is “normal”.
Alignment can be improved by balancing the tensions in your fascia at any stage of life.
When your body is well aligned, gravity supports and nurtures your structure. Then, your body heals itself.

Structural Integration unlocks the limitations of chronic tensions, habits and injuries so that you can discover the freedom of energy efficient movement.
Structural Integration is a path towards personal empowerment.

“We can’t change the gravitational field; what we can do is to change the way the parts of the body fit together into a whole which can transmit the gravitational field through that body in such a way that it enhances its energy field”

— Ida P. Rolf, Ph.D.

“I am dealing with problems in the body where there is never just one cause. The body process is not linear, it is circular; always it is circular. One thing goes awry, and its effects go on and on and on and on. A body is a web, connecting everything with everything else.”

— Ida P. Rolf, Ph.D.

“People say they have ‘strength’ and I want to hear ‘balance’. Strength that has effort in it is not what you need; you need strength that is the result of ease.”

— Ida P. Rolf, Ph.D.

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