The Benefits of Having a Structurally Integrated Body – Pt. 2

I smiled at him and contemplatively thought for a moment before I spoke. I wanted to choose just the right words to describe my relationship with my body. “Joe, I said, “I cherish my structure. And…I pay a lot of attention to it. Let me show you something,” I said, …

The Benefits of Having a Structurally Integrated Body – Pt. 1

“I want somebody like YOU to work for me,” my friend Joe King said to me as he surveyed my body structure appreciatively. I was in the kitchen of my dear friend Willow, during the first gathering of our Bon Tempo potluck group for the winter season. Joe was sitting …

Emotional Themes Addressed in the Ten Sessions of Structural Integration

While Structural Integration is primarily concerned with physical changes in the body, it affects the whole person. We are made up of attitudes, emotions, memories and behavior patterns that affect our physical being. Ida P. Rolf, Ph.D., stated that during the ten sessions of Structural Integration, “there is an ongoing …

The Nuts and Bolts of Structural Integration

Structural Integration is an intelligent, thorough method of bodywork based on a series often sessions developed by Dr. Ida P. Rolf, Ph.D. In Structural Integration, the center of gravity of the major body segments is organized around a central vertical “Line.” Balancing a person’s structural alignment helps their body move …