Structural Integration, as developed by Dr. Ida P. Rolf, is a Somatic practice, utilizing deep tissue fascia manipulation, body awareness and movement education. The aim is to restore postural balance and functional ease by aligning and integrating the body in gravity.
Structural Integration is an effective treatment for chronic pain, back pain, neck pain, whiplash, sports injury pain and accident related traumas. Many clients report relief from joint problems, arthritis, fibromyalgia as well as TMJ, headaches and chronic fatigue.
If you can imagine how it feels to live in a fluid, light, balanced body, free of pain, stiffness, and chronic stress, at ease with yourself and the earth’s gravitational field, then you will understand the goals of Structural Integration.
“I have a severely torn rotator cuff, which I was told would not heal without surgery, but for a number of reasons I chose to avoid it. Andrés work keeps the shoulder flexible and prevents scar tissue from freezing the joint so that I can maintain functionality. Moreover, I depend on André to keep my body flexible and balanced. Although the sessions are strenuous, I am always left with a feeling of deep relaxation and well-being. I consider his work to be essential to maintaining my health, both physical and emotional.”
— Anne, Monroe, NY
Effective treatment for:
•chronic pain, back pain, and neck pain
•whiplash and other accident related trauma
•joint problems and arthritis
•sports and other injuries
•TMJ, jaw pain and headaches
•chronic fatigue syndrome
Helps offset the effects of aging by rehydrating tissue and restoring circulation:
•pain and stiffness
•stooping and compression
•sagging skin and muscles
Enhance performance in:
•greater flexibility(range of motion)
•improved body awareness
•relieve stress and chronic tensions
•enhances and compliments on-going therapy
•personal growth and transformation
•facilitates reclaiming your body and memories from the scars of physical & sexual abuse