Learn healthy posture
& movement patterns
pain & discomfort
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Rolf Structural Integration is a form of deep myofascial bodywork incorporating movement and posture education. Unlike a massage this work engages the client in their own unique healing process. The client is an active participant during the sessions; embodying a new way of being, feeling and experiencing their body and its environment. In a session we seek more natural alignment in the joints, increased relaxation of connective tissue, a sense of emotional grounding and expansional balance throughout the body. This deep awareness facilitates more ease of use, efficiency in movement and reduces overall tension and discomfort.
Structural Integration has been gaining steam in the UK as of late. Apparently it is an up and coming trend according to Lucy Fry at the Telegraph. While her article lacks depth I just get excited when my work is mentioned as a trend in another country, heck it’s not even on this continent!
I often get people asking about this “new” therapy I practice. I kindly tell them it’s been around since the 50’s, but apparently our marketing has been lacking in the last 60 years. Perhaps we are getting some traction these days, at least across the pond. Here is the article:
“Still worried that you’re too stressed or your muscles ache after exercise? Relax – the latest developments in science and alternative therapies promise to solve (nearly) all your problems
Move over massage, it’s time to welcome Rolfing. Developed in the mid-20th century by Ida Rolf, this is a hands-on process used for the treatment of injuries and chronic pain. Appealing more to those who want to instigate long-term postural change (rather than those who simply want their muscles pummelled for an hour), Rolfing is all about returning the body to its optimum structure via the realignment of the interconnective tissues (or myofascial layer) that hold the muscles in place.
If that sounds complicated, don’t worry – you’ll have plenty of time to ask your Rolfer about it, since the process usually involves 10 one-on-one sessions that move through different body parts and muscle groups. Previously there were only 23 qualified Rolfers in the UK; last year that number rose to 35 (rolfinguk.co.uk).”
Read the rest of the article here.
I help people see that when they hold stress from overwork, physical and emotional behavior patterns, repetitive strain, and even trauma, it is transmitted to the body. You can see it, whether it’s a compressed diaphragm, hunched and sloping shoulders, or thickness through the upper thighs. When I help clients release those stresses, I can empower them to heal the deeper issues that manifest themselves as physical symptoms.
This video shows a simple and superficial way to use the foam roller on a number of areas. This quick rolling technique is good for superficial muscles.