Classic Rolf Structural Integration (SI) is also known as “Rolfing”. The term was first coined by Dr. Ida Rolf in the early 70s. It has its roots in Osteopathy, Eastern Yoga and the Human Potential Movement. Today, practitioners of this science and healing art utilize her “recipe” as their guiding light; Achieving the ultimate goal of balanced function and order of the human body in relationship to the gravity field. We strive to improve basic anatomical functions through a series of myofascial releases, to be accomplished in 10 consecutive sessions. We systematically build upon each previous session to help create improved organization and restoration of the human body. We center the body around what we refer to as the transcendental center line or the force of gravity on the body. Not all methods of Structural Integration or Myofascial release use Dr. Rolf’s strategy of the classic Recipe. This process is well known to have powerful, life changing results. Together, we will work to guide the fascia of your body to a higher degree of function & order. Improved alignment of your structure will get you on the road to healing. This work takes commitment of 10 sessions and post integration time, as well as possible follow up work. You will gain understanding and new awareness of your body while learning movement skills to help you maintain your body and live a more free life. Structural Integration is appropriate for all stages of life from babies to senior citizens and most conditions. Please feel free to contact me for a free consultation and find out if Structural Integration is right for you. I love This work has changed my life and I trust that it can change yours too!
Structural Integration is a process, it takes time and commitment. Though the benefits are worth it. A typical session will look something like this; I will take some time to look at how your body moves and function while we discuss how you are feeling, what your needs and hopes are. We will discuss what functions we can improve and we will surmise a plan on how to proceed, We may take pictures for before and after. For treatment, I will ask you to lay on a low table. I will use gentle but firm physical pressure, while we guide the tissue into its proper place. I may ask you to make slow, directed movements. This will help to free layers of fascia and release deeply held postural patterns in the body. Thus, creating better function and order. You will learn new ways use your body, and how move better. Although I always strive to offer a painless experience, there may be moments that may be mildly uncomfortable; moments that lead way to relief with movement and breath. The most important thing to understand is that we are a team, working together to help your body become more balanced. Rolfing does not have to be scary or painful, but it is a unique sensation. This work has lasting effects and your body will continue to integrate and evolve after your ten series. Follow up are often appreciated by clients. Please arrive clean and with "viewing clothes" that is a two piece swim suit or underwear for women and either briefs or flexible boxers for men. This process is suitable for all ages and most conditions. Aloha!