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5 Common Misconceptions About Structural Integration

Written by Chris Corrales

April 3, 2022

Structural Integration is a form of bodywork that focuses on realigning the body’s structures. It can help relieve pain, improve posture, and increase flexibility. However, there are many misconceptions about Structural Integration. In this article, we will discuss five of the most common ones. Read on.

Misconceptions About Structural Integration Debunked

    Structural Integration is a type of bodywork that can help improve posture, alignment, and movement. However, there are several misconceptions about this form of therapy. Here are five of the most common ones:

1. I don’t need Structural Integration because I get chiropractic or massage treatment.

    Structural Integration is not a replacement for chiropractic or massage treatment, but it can work in conjunction with those treatments to provide a more holistic approach to health and wellness. Structural Integration helps to identify and correct problems with posture and alignment that may be causing pain or other health issues. Chiropractic care focuses on the spine and alignment of the bones, while massage therapy aims to improve circulation and relieve tension. Structural Integration tackles the underlying causes of poor posture and misalignment, which can lead to better overall health and well-being. If you are already seeing a chiropractor or massage therapist, ask them if they have experience with Structural Integration. They may be able to recommend a practitioner who can work with you to address your specific needs.

2. The structure of the body can’t be changed.

    This is one of the most common misconceptions about structural integration. People often think that if they are born with a certain body type or structure, they are stuck with it for life. However, structural integration can help to change the body’s structure. This is because the therapy works to improve the function of the body’s tissues and muscles, which in turn can help to improve the overall structure. If you are looking for a way to change your body’s structure, then structural integration may be a good option for you. Contact a therapist today to learn more about how this therapy can help you achieve your goals.

3. Structural Integration is hands-on therapy only.

    While hands-on therapy is a major component of Structural Integration, the work also includes movement education and home exercises. Most of the work is done outside of the treatment room. This means that you will likely see results even if you only attend a few sessions. Movement education helps clients learn how to move in a way that supports their structure and alignment. Home exercises give clients tools they can use to continue working on their alignment long after they’ve finished their sessions. These components are essential to achieving lasting results from Structural Integration.

4. Structural integration must be extremely painful.

    This could not be further from the truth. While some discomfort may be experienced in the beginning as the body readjust be, overall, structural integration should not painful. If you are experiencing pain beyond what is considered normal during your session, please let your practitioner know. Pain that persists beyond the treatment session is an indication that something is wrong and requires further evaluation. Structural Integration is a process that can bring relief from chronic pain and other conditions but it should never cause more pain than it alleviates. If you are feeling pain beyond what is considered normal during your session, please let your practitioner know right away. Continuing to experience pain after a treatment session may be an indication that something else is going on and merits further evaluation.

5. Only structural integration is effective when you’re in pain.

    This is another misconception about structural integration. While this therapy can be effective in relieving pain, it can also be used to improve overall health and well-being. Many people seek out structural integration for its pain-relieving benefits, but they stay because they see other improvements in their health as well. If you are looking for a way to improve your overall health and well-being, then structural integration may be the right option for you. Contact a practitioner today to learn more about how this therapy can help you achieve your goals.

    As you can see, these five common misconceptions about Structural Integration are just that, misconceptions. We’ve debunked five of the most common misconceptions about Structural Integration. If you’re still on the fence about trying this form of therapy, we encourage you to give us a call today and speak with one of our experienced practitioners. We would be more than happy to answer any questions you have and help set up an appointment for a consultation so you can experience firsthand how Structural Integration can benefit your health and well-being.

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