Structural integration is a form of bodywork that requires extensive training. It is based on the theory that many injuries and chronic pains are caused by a misalignment of the connective tissues (the fascia) that cushion your muscles and joints.
A specialized school of bodywork, structural integration acknowledges that the fascia can overreact or freeze up in response to injury, and that the pull of gravity on the body, stress or even emotional pain essentially traps trauma in the body. Structural integration, a form of hands-on manipulation, releases, realigns and balances the body through a combination of bodywork and movement education.
The result: greater mobility, decreased chronic pain and a sense of emotional well-being. Some long-term clients even claim that they become taller as the fascia relaxes.
Rolfing® is a registered service mark of The Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration. The original form of structural integration, it is rooted in the notion that the source of human discomfort, both physical and emotional, can be boiled down to the internal connective tissues in the body. Only Certified Rolfers™ may perform Rolfing® structural integration.