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What is Structural Integration Bodywork?  

Structural integration is usually carried out over a ten-session sequence. This strategy enables Rolfer to methodically influence the client’s structure. This means that superficial fascia can be loosened before deepening regions are worked, support in the foot / leg before greater buildings are affected and customers can benefit from more free mobility throughout their daily operations.

Rolfers influence the body’s posture and structure over the long term through soft tissue manipulation and motion education. Rolfing aims at enhancing the body alignments and functioning in the daily life. It often focuses on the relaxing and relief of muscle pain. Rolfing is distinct from the profound tissue massage because practitioners are trained to make the whole body at ease and balanced, rather than to focus on tension fields. The organization of the structure alleviates the chronic stress patterns and reduces pain and stress.Rolfing can also speed up the recovery from injury by decreasing pain, rigidity and muscle strain; improve circulation and motion around the joints; and address the injury and any additional pain caused by injury.

In the Structural Integration phase, modifications are accomplished through schooling, sensitivity and therapeutic touch in your posture, motion and physical experience. The emphasis is on the relationship, rather than on some body or area, as you relate to your physical experience of yourself and your environment.For the first time, when you start working with a Structural Integrator, an intake method is undertaken, including your health and personal history. Customers stay clothed to any degree, although some sort of active clothing is prevalent. Your standing posture, breath, gait and possibly other motions are usually noted. Your doctor will use this data to assist you develop a session approach and then ask you to transfer to the treatment table.  

SI practitioners often receive training with techniques of “myofascial release,” but a number of techniques can be used to meet the objectives of the SI process. The pressure level used may differ considerably. A doctor can use a light or loud touch that moves slowly or still depending on your intentions and preferences. The doctor can use a slow motion. You may be told to move when the pressure is exerted, or to stand up, move around, and notice your experience.

You can experience a range of sensations, from hot, pleasant to mild pain, while you work with your physician. Your feedback will enable your practice to adjust your stress accordingly–you will always be in charge of the speed of the session. Structural integrators emphasize motion education at variable degrees in their practice. Your physician can assist you learn about your usual ways to keep and move your body and assist you discover more natural and easier ways to be. Education about movement can cover your standing practices, breathing, walking, sitting or any specific movements in your everyday lives.   

In general, structural integration takes place in an original sequence of 10 to 13 sessions, with each session building on the prior one that systematically addresses your whole body. SI professionals often adapt their methods to individual requirements and preferences. You can continue working with your Structural Integrator after your original sequence to promote your objectives.