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Rolf Structural Integration

Structural Integration is a holistic system of soft tissue manipulation and movement education pioneered by Dr. Ida P. Rolf which aims to bring about greater bodily ease and alignment within the gravitational field. This alignment of the body is accomplished through the hands on application of pressure to lengthen and reposition the fascia. This fascia, also known as connective tissue, is a living matrix that surrounds and permeates muscle fibers and wraps around bones and organs, connecting everything together and keeping everything in place. It is this fascia that holds the body together and gives shape to the muscles.
Factors such as tension, stress, and physical injury can cause the fascia to become shortened and twisted in some areas, pulling the body out of alignment while gravitational forces cause the tissue to sag and widen in others. The resulting imbalance can lead to stiffness, discomfort or pain, and lessened energy and feelings of vitality.
When bodies are aligned and balanced they move with greater ease and with greater efficiency. Less energy is expended for optimal function. Breathing becomes easier and good posture, effortless. Many clients report a greater sense of well being and a lessening and even cessation of pain.

Rolf Structural Integration consists of ten sessions. This initial series works through the entire body to systematically organize and bring the body's structure to a higher level of order. 

The resulting functional integration of the body's parts into a whole brings smoother, more efficient movement and lightness of ease to one's overall being. It is a truly transformational and empowering process.



"This is the gospel of Rolfing: When the body gets working appropriately, the force of gravity can flow through. Then, spontaneously, the body heals itself." -Ida Rolf, Rolfing and Physical Reality.

After three Sessions



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