Training: I am certified in Structural Integration through a year long training program for advanced LMTs. This more modernized training emphasizes client movement (active release) for better assessment, faster and more effective releases, client safety, and neural/proprioceptive integration of the work. However, it is very much rooted in the classic Rolf ten series. Due to my additional training in orthopedic bodywork, I am able to apply this work both to 10 series work and to specific conditions and injuries for a more limited series of treatments tailored to your concerns. Additionally, due to my training in many other modalities, I may add in other techniques very briefly as needed.
Structural Integration: Structural Integration (a generic term for offshoots of the Rolf method) is the best way I know to regain youthful freedom of movement lost over time due to stresses on the body. It improves posture, sometimes dramatically, and eases pain due to imbalance, efficiently and effectively. It's also a great way to reconnect with your body. Receiving Structural Integration is sometimes painful but in that oh so good, I know it's working kind of way. I will systematically evaluate your movement and posture and help release many areas that other practitioners many never have touched but very much need to be released. Occasionally, I integrate other needed techniques such as Craniosacral Therapy, Abdominal Therapy, and Neuromuscular Therapy for a brief part of the session.
Ten Series: SI is performed in a series of ten sessions. The brilliance in the recipe of the 10 series is that we check and release through the whole body in a well thought out sequence. Everything is connected and so the issues you are having may be caused by or affecting other areas of the body. Until most of these hidden adhesions are released, you may never feel complete relief. While many clients come in to address pain or injury, a wonderful effect of the work is you may feel it's easier to be in your body, exercise more efficiently, breathe better, have better posture, be less prone to injuries, and be more flexible. Sometimes there are emotional releases as well. My goal by the end of your series is to address your issues and to help get you to a place where you can continue on with only self care, not to return for more visits. For most but not all clients, they can experience enough well being that they don't need treatment again for years. Advanced cases may need periodic single session follow ups as needed.
Details:It's important that you are committed to feeling better and willing to actively participate in the sessions before you embark on a series. While we can touch on a specific issue in every session, the effect is greater when the whole body is addressed. If you are moderately to very ill, even if not contagious, this may not be the right time to add stress to your body. Please wear or bring comfortable cotton undergarments or light work out clothes - shorts and bras/sports bras/tanktops are ideal. I can work through clothing, but jeans are not preferred. Please let me know if you have areas that you would prefer not to receive treatment due to injury or trauma, as this work is very thorough.
Scheduling: Sessions are ideally scheduled once a week or every other week for full benefit. I have two options: Regular (75) and Extended Length (90 minutes). For most people over 40 years old, or with multiple injuries or moderately severe postural issues, we will need the full 90 minutes. See Massagebook for details, click on Special Offers. If you are experiencing significant pain due to injury, it is recommended to have one focused SI session to work on reducing symptoms and evaluate your condition before the 10 series commences. Other clients may prefer a trial session to see if the work is helpful before starting the series.
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