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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Structural Integration Practitioners
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.
Our Structural Integration description was kindly supplied by Ros Ivison.
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