Structural Integration combines myofascial bodywork & movement awareness to improve your body's biomechanical efficiency. It leads to improved posture, more energy, & better overall function! For appointments, please use the "Book Online" button above.
The Ida P. Rolf Method of Structural Integration (aka Rolfing) is a 10 session process of bodywork that aligns & balances major body segments (head, shoulders, ribcage, pelvis, legs, feet) by lengthening & repositioning the connective tissue called fascia. Fascia wraps around & encases your muscles, bones, & organs, & it can become short & tight from injury, poor posture, & overuse. When the short, tight restrictions are released, your body is free to return to its structurally optimal position.
The art of Structural Integration represents the life work of Dr. Ida Rolf. After earning her Ph.D in biological chemistry in 1920, she worked as a research scientist for the Rockefeller Institute in New York for 13 years. She spent 50 years studying, searching, developing, & teaching her system of creating a more upright human structure, a body with greater verticality & balance.
She determined that the body is a plastic medium, & by applying pressure, energy, & intention, the structure can be altered & freed from long held dysfunctional patterns (the result of physical &/or emotional traumas). By working to free the myofascial network the body returns to its natural organization, & accordingly functions in a more efficient, graceful, & comfortable way. She observed that when human structure becomes more vertical, balanced, & upright, a whole series of other significant beneficial changes occur in people.
Fascial restrictions are released in the following areas:
I enjoy helping people feel better! My clients usually see me to improve posture, enhance athletic performance, decrease chronic discomfort, or just de-stress & improve overall health & wellness. Clients consistently leave my office feeling better, looking better, & moving better!
After graduating from college, I attended the Bancroft School of Massage in 1995, & the Guild for Structural Integration in 2007. I'm a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, the International Association of Structural Integrators, & Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork.
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