The structural integration technique
"It's not about how deep you go, it's about how to go deep" - Dr. Ida P. Rolf
Structural Integration (aka 'Rolfing') is a holistic and scientifically proven technique that is based on deep tissue manipulation and movement education. By contacting and adjusting the system of fascial (connective tissue), tension is released in the tissue and the body is re-balanced and realigned with the earth's gravitational field. The result can be more energy, increased breathing capacity, elimination of chronic pain, and a restored sense of well-being.
Structural Integration was developed by Dr. Ida P. Rolf, a biochemist at Columbia University in the early 1940's. With a profound understanding of physics, she focused on the role and function of the connective or myofascial tissue surrounding the organs, muscles, bones and joints, lending the body shape and support.
Dr. Rolf started from the premise that symptoms of pain and stress are a result of the body's response to gravity. She found that wholeness and balance can be restored by guiding the body's system with posturing and structuring, thus reducing physical as well as emotional stress.