What is Structural Integration?
Structural Integration is very similar to Rolfing because it is based off of the pioneering work of Ida Rolf and the Rolfing Institute. Structural Integration (SI) is a process-based approach to somatic education, involving manual therapy and massage, movement reeducation, and life changing embodiment practices. Through these practices, clients will not only relieve life long stress patterns and pain, but discover a new approach to their body, how it works, what it is capable of and where it is headed.
SI systematically addresses your body as a whole over a series of sessions. Skillful touch brings relief from pain and discomfort, and awareness of how you’re holding and using your body. As your practitioner helps you inquire into how you relate with your body and environment, you may come to recognize patterns of tension that no longer serve you, and discover new options for movement, posture, self-care, and your overall physical experience. Rather than treating symptoms, SI practitioners work to help your body integrate internally between systems, and externally toward your life’s challenges.
Some key benefits of Structural Integration include:
- Restoring posture
- Elimination old patterns of tension and pain
- New patterns of functional movement
- Building confidence
- Somatic release
- Deeper embodiment
- Revitalized energy
People looking for a complete ‘rehaul’ of their body, the structural integration series is a wonderful way to open the body into a deeper, more full experience of the world around you.