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 What is Structural Integration?

The Ida P. Rolf method of Structural Integration is a ten-session series of bodywork that structurally re-aligns and integrates the human body.  Through the systematic organization of the body’s fascial connective tissue, Structural Integration has the potential to address underlying causes of many people’s physical challenges  

A practitioner applies pressure with their fingers, knuckles or  forearm in the body's  connective tissues to release knotted areas of strain that compromise the structure and function of the body. The major body segments are  aligned with gravity around a central vertical axis. In this way, the structure and function of the body are optimized within the gravitational fieldWhen strain is removed and segments of the body are balanced, gravity can flow through and become a beneficial force.  

“When the body gets working appropriately, the force of gravity can flow through.  Then, the body heals itself.  The unimpeded flow of gravity through a human structure supports and maintains that structure.” -Dr. Ida P. Rolf, biochemist and founder of Structural Integration


Why does a person need Structural Integration?

“Bodies carry their history written within them.” -Dr. Rolf

Clients come for Structural Integration to get relief from all sorts of aches and pains. Muscles get displaced when they are injured.  This creates strained muscular patterns and limitations in movement and function.  Fortunately,  these unhealthy patterns can be released and tissues can lengthen once again. 

The goal of Structural Integration is to improve the organization of the fascial connective tissue where all the major systems of the body reside. Because all the major systems of the body including the circulatory system, nervous system and digestive system lie within the fascia, easing strain there will help each system function more efficiently.  Circulation will flow better, electrical impulses will conduct efficiently, nutrients can be delivered and wastes removed, energy levels will rise, and the body can have more freedom of movement.  As a result of experiencing the 10-session series, clients often feel transformedphysically, mentally, and/or emotionally.  

“Ida P. Rolf was not interested in curing symptoms; she was after bigger game.  She wanted nothing less than to create new, better human beings.  The ills would cure themselves; the symptoms would melt as the organisms became balanced."  -Rosemary Feitis, a close associate of Dr. Rolf.

Why is Jean Louise Green the person to do your S.I. Work?

Since 1991, Jean Louise Green has taken many people through the Structural Integration and Energy Medicine: A Handbook of Advanced Bodywork, an invaluable handbook of Structural Integration for practitioners and clients experiencing the ten-series.

Known for her work with injuries, Jean Louise Green addresses lower back and neck problems, sciatica, frozen shoulders, rotation problems involving the core and extremities, plantar fasciitis, lordosis, kyphosis, carpal tunnerl, ankle, knee and repetitive stress problems, as well as myofascial sprains and strains from sports injuries.

Her broad knowledge of body mechanics, nutritional supplementation, meditation, electromagnetic devices and the energetics of the body, make Jean Louise an excellent resource to assist with the healing of the body, mind, emotion and spirit.

More Information about Structural Integration:

About Dr. Ida P. Rolf
Structural Integration and the Living Matrix
What is Structural Integration
The Nuts and Bolts of Structural Integration
What Happens in the Progression of the Series?
Emotional Themes Addressed in the Ten Sessions of SI
Benefits of Having a Structurally Integrated Body
I Treasure My Structurally Integrated Body