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      Dr. Bruce Rolf Andrews 
      Ida Rolf method of Structural Integration
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Common Questions about Structural Integration.

How much does a session cost?

Fee per hour sessions is $125.00.

How long does a session last?

Session usually last about one hour with the average time between sessions being one to two weeks.

How does it feel?

Much of the reputation for discomfort came from the early days when Structural Integration was first gaining public recognition. Since that time, the process has greatly evolved. As far as the actual experience is concerned, the area being worked will vary in sensation and feeling depending upon injuries to the area, emotional holding patterns, and the holding of chronic stress, as well as other factors. Feelings can range from pleasurable release to momentary discomfort.

Does it hurt?

Within the context of Contemporary Structural Integration, pain can be viewed as held emotional tension or wounding. As the tension is released, some discomfort can be felt. The therapeutic question then becomes, how do we as practioners help clients manage the discomfort as well as the inevitable but unconscious fear of change. Good communication which helps clients understand these dynamics helps them see the discomfort in a different light - not something to be feared but as an inevitable accompaniment to growth.

What are the potential benefits?

Structural Integration is a very personal process. It is important to remember that because no two people are alike, their experience and the benefits will never be exactly the same. As a result of the process people often appear taller and slimmer. Some actually gain anywhere from to over one inch in height. Feelings of discomfort or pain are often alleviated. Other often experienced benefits are greater flexibility, a feeling of lightness and fluidity, better balance, increased breathing capacity, increased energy, and greater capacity to handle stress.

Are the benefits permanent?

Yes! Photographs taken of clients years after the Basic Ten Series show that changes were still present and structure often improved. Keep in mind however, as life changes, bodies change in response. All injuries, accidents, lengthy illnesses and emotional stress may necessitate additional work. The desire to acquire greater levels of personal growth and wellness may also stimulate the client to seek further work.

Is Structural Integration the same as Rolfing?

Structural Integration is also known as traditional Rolfing. Dr. Rolf called her system of bodywork Structural Integration, a name which is descriptive of the process. Rolfing was a nickname, first coined in 1960s at the Esalen Institue in Big Sur.

Do I have to be in pain to benefit from Structural Integration?

Although people often come to Structural Integration seeking relief from their pain and stress, the process of Structural Integration offers so much more. Personal growth, psychological transformation and increased sense at wellness are the less tangible but often most powerful aspects of the process.

Does Structural Integration help fibromyalgia?

Yes, when the body is brought more into balance, tired achy muscles have to work less hard to hold you upright. The result is less pain and less fatigue. Also, releasing the fascia allows muscles full of trigger points to relax more alleviating muscle tension. Particularly in the face, jaw, neck, and shoulders.

What other conditions can be helped with Structural Integration?

Structural Integration is a holistic multifaceted bodywork therapy that I have found can promote healing in the following conditions: Asthma, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, coccyx injury, fibromyalgia, frozen shoulder, golf elbow, headaches, hip replacement, infertility, knee replacement, kyphosis of the spine, lordosis of the spine, migraines, neck pain, osteoarthritis, plantar fascitis, post surgery recovery, post delivery recovery, rotator cuff rehabilitation, reflux, sciatica, shin splints, sports injury, scoliosis, stress management, tendinitis, tennis elbow, thoracic outlet syndrome, TMJ and whiplash injury.