Based on the teachings and work of Dr Ida Rolf, a visionary in body mechanics and combining the most up to date studies of anatomy by people like Tom Myers.
Structural Integration, over a series of treatments is used to adjust the connective tissue to improve the structure. This type of bodywork helps the client to regain control of the structure improving performance and freeing long term restriction. This type of treatment is not designed for a "quick fix", it is focussed on long term improvement.
Ordinarily therapeutic work is designed to simply deal with the symptoms.
Structural Integration is designed to look at long term balance and structure in the body. In many cases this is obvious in the persons structure but cannot be defined clearly. Injury and stresses placed on the body long term leave their indelible mark on the structure and connective tissue.
Compensations due to stress or injury tend to become permanent parts of the structure causing restrictions and pain.
Generally Structural Integration consists of twelve treatments of approximately an hour and a half over the period of up to 3months, generally weekly or up to 10 days apart, followed by a period allowing time for integration e.g. 2 months before any further treatments take place.
The body records and stores everything that has happened to it - Physically and Emotionally