Structural Integration

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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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.

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Tim Willcocks

Tim Willcocks - Structural Integration Practitioner

Transformed from engineering, teaching and a near-death accident .... to health professional with Bowen Therapy and the improvements of NeuroStructural Integration Technique (NST).

1. Introductory Bowen Therapy workshops to beginners and qualified professionals requiring CPD updates,
2. Small group tuition (ON DEMAND) to 'improvers' up to an advanced level.

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Sophie Howlett

Sophie Howlett - Structural Integration Practitioner

Sophie is a qualified Myofascial Release Therapist, Clinical Sports Massage Therapist , Pregnancy Massage Therapist and Pilates Teacher.

Sophie also offers Pregnancy Massage, Pelvic Floor Training, Swedish Massage, Aromatherapy Massage Treatments, Pilates One to Ones, specialist Antenatal and Postnatal Pilates and Allergy Testing.

Whether you have neck and shoulder tension from sitting in... [read more]

Allergy Therapy
Clinical Pilates
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Myofascial Release
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Tracy Krikler

Tracy Krikler - Structural Integration Practitioner

Tracy is a registered Shiatsu Practitioner and Teacher.
I can help you release pain and help you recover from injury. I can support you when you are feeling overwhelmed or when you have other problems like sleep, frozen shoulder, tinnitus, or IBS. I can use a gentle and effective touch to... [read more]

Abdominal Sacral Massage
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Tension and Trauma Releasing
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Alan Richardson

Alan Richardson - Structural Integration Practitioner

Having qualified in 1998, I have been Rolfing for a significant amount of time and taken several hundred people through the Ten Series.

The quality of my work is quite different now from how it was in my first two years - this is evident not only from my own sense,... [read more]

Craniosacral Therapy
Myofascial Release
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]

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Fascial Stretch Therapy
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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 1920ís. 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.