Many clients call Structural Integration, “The missing link between Physical Therapy and Chiropractic. The Rolf® Method of Structural Integration 10 Series was designed by Dr. Ida Rolf in the 1950’s as a series of 10 bodywork sessions that create profound improvements in a person’s entire being. Releasing fascial restrictions throughout the body decompresses the joints, improves posture, increases range of motion, and treats chronic pain. Structural Integration helps people feel better all over.
In each session, clients learn a lot about their compensation patterns and how to move in ways that will continue to improve their alignment in between sessions.
The bodywork often begins during brief assessments at the beginning of each session. Working with clients while standing and sitting is an effective way to see rotations and begin unwinding them. There will be table work as well that focusses on fascial restrictions through slow, relaxing fascial release techniques. The work goes deep, yet does not hurt. After sessions, 99.9 percent of clients feel better and have more range of motion with less or no pain.
Structural Integration is all about change. Change is not limited to the physical body. As the physical body changes and gets more aligned, clients may also experience some rippling effects in their mental, emotional, spiritual and energetic bodies.
Undergarments, called “table clothes” are worn during sessions. It is important for Structural Integrators to see how the work moves throughout the body so generally, there is no draping. Traditional “Table Clothes” are: underwear for men; bra and underwear for women. Stretchy Yoga or athletic shorts will work too.