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Structural Integration or Rolfing works with both the muscles and fascia (myo-fascia) of the body, to release tension held within it and re-structure it.

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Ros Ivison

Ros Ivison - Structural Integration Practitioner

I am primarily a Structural Integration Practitioner, but also practice Fascial Stretch Therapy™, Rossiter Stretching and Arvigo Abdominal Therapy.

I am passionate about the work that I do and enjoy helping people to find solutions to their pain and resolve health issues generally.

Fascial Stretch Therapy
Maya Abdominal Therapy
Structural Integration
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Angela Radley

Angela Radley - Structural Integration Practitioner

Structural Balance is a clinic run by Angela Radley. Angela is an Anatomy Trains Structural Integration (ATSI) practitioner who has been practicing for 10 years. Her business has been established in the Midlands for this time. She has recently moved to York and is delighted to be offering sessions in... [read more]

Healing
Structural Integration
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Madeleine Zagni

Madeleine Zagni - Structural Integration Practitioner

Madeleine has been a massage therapist since 2002, and is qualified in a range of therapies - Sports Massage (LSSM), Thai massage, Rolfing (The Rolf Guild) 2012, and Yoga Therapy; as well as having additional skills in Cranio - Sacral Therapy (Upledger) and Ayurvedic Face Massage. She is a member of... [read more]

Massage Therapy
Rolfing
Structural Integration
Yoga Therapy
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Pippa Cherrington

Pippa Cherrington - Structural Integration Practitioner

I have been a manual therapist for 10 years and a movement therapist using Tai Chi for over twenty years.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Massage Therapy
Meditation
Myofascial Release
Scar Tissue Release
Sports Therapy
Structural Integration
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Sophie Howlett

Sophie Howlett - Structural Integration Practitioner

Sophie specialises in Myofascial Release and Pilates-based movement training, she helps ambitious people live without pain and perform at their highest level.

With over a decade of experience of hands-on work, Sophie is now in her second year of an Osteopathy degree at London School of Osteopathy.

She offers tailored hands-on... [read more]

Clinical Pilates
Myofascial Release
Pilates
Structural Integration
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Sharon Mountford

Sharon Mountford - Structural Integration Practitioner

We are a holistic and naturopathic clinic and training centre offering a wide variety and treatments, therapies and products to treat the whole person. We are passionate about improving and supporting the health of our patients. Treating the body as a whole and finding the root cause of disease is... [read more]

Aromatherapy
Colon Hydrotherapy
Crystal Therapy
Fascial Stretch Therapy
Herbal Medicine
Indian Head Massage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Naturopathy
Reflexology
Reiki
Structural Integration
Thermo Auricular Therapy (Ear Candling)
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Structural Integration or Rolfing works with both the muscles and fascia (myo-fascia) of the body, to release tension held within it and re-structure it.

Structural Integration or Rolfing, as it is sometimes known, was founded by Dr. Ida P Rolf, an American Biochemist in the 1920’s. It works with both the muscles and fascia (myo-fascia) of the body, to release tension held within it and re-structure it.

Structural Integration can be most helpful for dealing with chronic aches and pains and long-term postural issues, but may also be helpful with acute problems, such as back pain and neck and shoulder problems.

A typical Structural Integration session normally lasts 90 minutes. The practitioner will start by taking a full case history and the client will then be asked to undress down to their underwear, so that a postural analysis can be undertaken. The client will then be asked to lie on a couch, where deep hands on techniques will be applied to enable to fascia to release, along with client movement.

A full course of Structural Integration, normally takes place over 10 to 12 sessions at fortnightly intervals, however shorter 3 Series sessions and single sessions are also available.

Structural Integration is not regulated in the UK, but most practitioners have undertaken training with one of the practitioner training institutes listed on the International Association of Structural Integrators website, based in the USA. Practitioner training can take anything from 1 year to 3 years, depending on the mode of study chosen.

Following graduation, practitioners can chose to register with the International Association of Structural Integrators (IASI), but it is not obligatory, however, all practitioners must have insurance and can also register with other bodies, such as the Complementary Therapists Association (CTha).

When selecting a Structural Integration practitioner, it is advisable to check the IASI website for a list of registered practitioners in your area.