Adaptive Bodywork Structural Integration is a system of soft tissue manipulation and movement education designed to:

ease the standing body out of its accumulated inefficient structural patterning, working toward calm (unforced) alignment around the gravity line,

release fascial adhesions and restore normal glide between layers of connective tissue to promote responsive movement and strain-free tissue tone, and

restore full kinaesthesia so that the entire body has accurate spatial perception for accurate movement and interoceptive awareness for robust autonomic self-regulation

The techniques and strategies developed in Structural Integration are practiced one-to-one in a therapeutic setting.

Structural Integration is applied in rehab and pre-hab, for nonspecific musculoskeletal pain, to advance developmental issues, as injury prevention, to facilitate somato-emotional release and trauma resolution, to reduce stress in the autonomic system, as an anti-ageing tonic, or as an aid to enhance performance – either athletic or artistic.

At heart, however, Structural Integration is an educational process – an intensive course in your body’s structure and your perception of it.

Common responses to Structural Integration include smoother movement, better alignment, decreased pain, increased available energy, more expressive communication, and a feeling of being at home in your body.

Structural Integration, as developed by Ida Rolf and her early teachers, was a multisession protocol of direct and specific – and sometimes painful – manipulations designed to release the literal ‘thorns in the flesh’, to use her phrase – meaning the areas in our myofascial system that were too short or too stuck to move easily according to the body’s design.

Dr. Ida P. Rolf was a biochemist who developed her ideas about body structure out of her own spinal problems in the 1920’s and ’30’s. Her initial experience was with Yoga, though she was later influenced by Osteopathy and the Alexander Technique. After the war she developed her 10-session ‘recipe’, a protocol for a series of sessions which progressively cover the whole soft tissue body. Teaching and applying this series through various schools continues to this day

Start your journey to structural well being with a comprehensive 90 minute Adaptive Bodywork Session or make it a project with a 3, 6 or 12-series.

Together we’ll explore what’s holding you back.

Together, we’ll set you on a path to a more balanced and integrated life.

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Are you ready to get started?
Start your journey to structural well being with a comprehensive 90 minute Adaptive Bodywork Session or make it a project with a 3, 6 or 12-series.

Together we’ll explore what’s holding you back.

Together, we’ll set you on a path to a more balanced and integrated life.

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