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Learn About The Rolf Method Of Structural Integration


What is Structural Integration? (also known as Rolfing)

The Rolf method of Structural Integration, also known as “Rolfing,” is a ten session series of body work that physically sculpts, structurally re-aligns, and integrates the human body. A practitioner applies pressure with their fingers, knuckles or elbow in the body's muscular and fascial connective tissues to release knotted areas of strain that compromise the structure and function of the body. The major body segments of the head, shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles are also aligned with gravity around a central vertical axis. In this way, the structure and function of the body are optimized within the gravitational field. When the segments of the body are balanced in their alignment and strain is removed in the layers of the connective tissues, gravity can flow through and become a beneficial force.

“When the body gets working appropriately,” said Dr. Ida P. Rolf, biochemist and founder of Structural Integration, “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.”

Why does a person need Structural Integration?

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

We all have had accidents and injuries that cause disorganization in our bodies. Muscles get displaced when they are injured. This creates strained muscular patterns, unlike the healthy, effective musculature of an uninjured body. Fortunately, the stress that has been internalized in the body, can be released and tissues can lengthen once again.

Clients come for Structural Integration to get relief from aches and pains, and yet experience will leave them feeling transformed, physically, mentally, and emotionally. All the major systems of the body are embedded within the connective tissues, so the organization of the connective tissues is paramount to the well being and balance of the entire body's function and structure. Rosemary Feitis, an associate of Dr. Rolf, said, “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.”

More Information about Structual 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

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

Jean Louise's ability to ease patterns of strain in the body and her knowledge of exercise, yoga, body mechanics, nutritional supplementation, the use of minerals, electromagnetic healing devices, meditation, and the flow of energy in the body, make Jean Louise Green an excellent resource to assist the healing of the body, mind, emotion and spirit.

Since 1991, Jean Louise has maintained a full time practice as a practitioner of Structural Integration. Known for her work with injuries, Jean Louise successfully works to ease sciatic problems, frozen shoulders, fibromyalgia, rotation problems involving the core and extremities, scoliosis, plantar fascitis, lordosis, kyphosis, lower back and neck problems with disc involvement, carpal tunnel, ankle, knee and repetitive stress problems, as well as myofascial sprains and strains from sports injuries.

Mission/Purpose Statement

Jean Louise Green, CMT and Certified Rolf Practitioner, provides education and services in the healing arts that give people powerful tools to optimize living well. We believe that human potential lies in our ability to connect with a Source of Infinite Love and Intelligence. The flow of that Source Energy, essential to our well being, affects the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Using the tools of bodywork, meditation, movement, nutrition, emotional clearing and electromagnetic healing devices, we assist the body in releasing blockage. This allows the Greater Life Force to flow freely. As a result, people feel better, think differently, and take more healthy action in their lives and in the world.