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Structural Integration Rolf Method

Structural Integration:

what it is and how it works

Structural Integration is a scientifically validated body therapy. Unlike massage which focuses on muscles, Structural Integration focuses on their protective layer called fascia (also called myofascia or connective tissue). While muscles are contracting tissues that produce movement, fascia surrounds and supports the muscles, bones and organs to give the entire body its shape, structure and integrity.

The continual pull of gravity, the stress of daily activities, habitual postural/movement patterns and injuries can pull the body out of alignment. Fascia shortens and thickens in areas of strain to accommodate misalignment. When the body is out of alignment, it creates inefficiency and imbalance, causing tightness, pain and loss of energy.

Structural Integration aligns and balances the body by lengthening and repositioning the fascia. The practitioner will apply pressure to the body, working the entire fascial system in a systematic way. When restricted fascia is released and lengthened, the body can return to its structurally optimal position. A body that is aligned and balanced moves with greater ease and requires less energy to function. Good posture is effortless and breathing is easier. The body becomes more flexible, more coordinated and athletic performance improves.

  The 10 Series

  “I think there is no more efficient way to establish order.” – Emmett Hutchins

Structural Integration is performed in 10 sessions. Each session is approximately 60-75 minutes in length. The 10 sessions are administered in sequence progressively. Each session builds upon the last and prepares for the next. The process of Structural Integration includes balancing left to right, front to back and surface to deep in order to achieve vertical alignment. After the 10 Series is completed, clients may opt for further work such as single sessions, 3 Series or Advanced 5 Series.

Though results vary, commonly experienced benefits are:

  • Improved posture
  • Better sleep
  • Relief from chronic pain
  • Increase flexibility
  • Better balance and coordination
  • Increased energy

 

 

Some of the conditions that may be addressed are:

  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Tension headaches
  • Stiff neck
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Sports/overuse injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Foot, ankle and knee pain

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Fay

My interest in Structural Integration began with my own overuse injuries and back pain related to poor posture. In 2003, I received my first 10 Series and decided to become a practitioner. I began my training at the Guild for Structural Integration (www.rolfguild.org) in Boulder, Colorado in 2003 and have been practicing since completing my training in 2005. In 2011, I completed my Advanced Training.

My primary teacher Emmett Hutchins has been a great influence.  His kindness, compassion and wisdom are an inspiration. Emmett was one of Ida Rolf’s direct students and also chosen by her to teach and continue her work. He has been practicing for over 40 years. Learning under his guidance has been a great privilege.

I work by appointment only.  If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, I can be contacted at:

Fay Eu
Certified Advanced Structural Integration Practitioner
+6017-579 0303
fayeufoo@gmail.com