WHAT IS THE ROLF METHOD OF STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION?
The Rolf Method of Structural Integration (SI) is a specialized manual therapy that aims to realign the body’s structure so that it can function with increased ease and efficiency with the field of gravity.
We treat the body as a whole. You may feel discomfort in one area of your body, i.e. hip, knee, or neck; however this does not mean that the cause of that discomfort started or will end there.
SI uses a process of 10 specific treatments to bring the body to a place of balance and functional organization.
SI uses slow, deep strokes that loosens and lengthens fascia, relieving restrictions and allows muscles to feel more relaxed and stretch further thereby decreasing pain and increasing range of motion.
By balancing the myofascial (muscles and fascia) system, long-term relief is often achieved.
There are 3 major aspects to Structural Integration sessions:
A postural and movement assessment will be done before and after treatment. Pre and post treatment pictures are taken to track the changes we are making within your structure.
Specific Range of Motion (ROM) movements will be combined with soft tissue manipulation. This highly specialized manual therapy increases therapeutic outcome.
Females wear sports bras and shorts or a two-piece bathing suit. Males wear shorts or a bathing suit.
Focuses on increasing your awareness to be able to stand, sit, walk and lay down “in your line”.
This will allow you to get the most out of your treatments and keep the changes in your structure.
The necessary educational tools are given in order to help maintain and increase your rate of improvement as well as manage any discomfort you may be experiencing.
Are you interested in learning more about how the Rolf Method of SI can benefit you?
A no charge 30 minute consultation is available to you in order to discuss your situation and get more information about this effective treatment approach.
Please contact the office via email or telephone in order to book your appointment now.
Structural Integration treatments can be claimed under Registered Massage Therapy extended health care benefits.