"This is an important concept: that practitioners are integrating something; we are not restoring something. This puts us in a different class from all other therapists that I know of. It takes us out of the domain designated by the word "therapy," and puts us in the domain designated by the word "education." It puts our thinking into education: how can we use these ideas behind Structural Integration? How do we put a body together so that it's a unit, an acting, energy efficient unit? One of the differences between Structural Integration Practitioners, and all others, is that the latter make no effort to put together elements into a more efficient energy system...I am not hiding behind a bunch of words here. This is what I mean, this is my goal: an educational process." -Ida P. Rolf, Ph.D.
Dr. Oz gets a treatment on Oprah's show
Structural Integration is an amazing bodywork because it is truly tailored to the individual. Every person’s overall structure is unique, and I strive to reveal every client’s natural alignment and balance in order to forge a healthy relationship with gravity. The goal is to teach you how to create good movement patterns, and then make those patterns into habits. When your body has good habits, your daily motion and activities are done with ease and grace. Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. All forms of Bodywork can be an effective tool for managing this stress, that translates directly into:
- Decreased anxiety.
- Enhanced sleep quality.
- Greater energy.
- Improved concentration.
- Increased circulation.
- Reduced fatigue.
Clients generally report a handful of the above list of benefits, however, because Structural Integration serves to align the whole person – the body, mind, and spirit- this can lead to profound change holistically in clients. When mental energy does not have to be dedicated to "how your back feels", or "how that knee will react," "I hope I don't fall," etc.; then, the mind can create forward momentum with life tasks, as opposed to being stuck in circular recurring pain patterns. Alleviating these "chronic thought patterns", through Structural Integration sessions, can empower you to reach your full potential with the additional benefits of:
* Improved overall balance
* Enhanced physical performance
* Greater range of motion and flexibility
* Relief of stress
* Reduced effort in activity
* Looking and feeling younger
* Enhanced body awareness
* Increased energy, vitality, and fitness
* Balanced tone throughout the tissues
* Alleviation of chronic pain, tension, and rigidity
* Easier and fuller breath capacity
* Moving more efficiently and fluidly
* Improved athletic performance and prevention of injury
* Expanded sense of wellbeing
* In general, you can do what your mother always told you and Stand Up Straight!