If a deeper look is taken then one can see that Structural Integration isn’t just simply moving tissue around. There is an element of helping the individual learn to navigate through newly created space in a more graceful way and a change in their energy. This is done by helping them establish a better sense of how to use their body in gravity and creating awareness. These are key elements of the integration process. Tracking and movement work can be used to help create a better relationship between the individual and gravity and help them own the changes. In the end SI practitioners are simple educators that teach a new perspective on how one travels throughout life.
This new perspective is why I decided to be a Certified Rolfer™. Structural Integration has developed a new sense of self in me. When I started having the work initially I saw it more as a fix it type work and didn’t understand the true power of what it can do. All I knew was that it was a different way of seeing the body and that it was effective. I was going to my rolfer regularly due to severe back pain and sciatic nerve problems. Going through the schooling opened my mind up to a whole new world of possibility. At the Rolf Institute I started a journey of self healing as I was helping others. I learned about my body in a whole new perspective that matched what instinctively I knew all along. SI has enabled me to go from struggling to walk to being able to jump my horse again. The difference is that now I have a new sensitivity for where my body is in space and an awareness of when I am holding in my body.
Lauren Gee Certified Rolfer™
Rolfing ® Structural Integration Longmont and Northern Colorado