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May 21, 2004

Structural Integration

In school I learned a deep tissue therapy called structural integration (similar to Rolfing) that is designed to relieve chronic tensions in the supporting connective tissue framework of the body. While I use many of the concepts of this powerful modality in my work, I don't practice it myself because it's hard on the therapist, and it can be intensely painful to the client.

However, the results of the work can keep an athlete in their game, or help someone who's work asks their body to repeat or hold awkward positions such as hairstylists, dental professionals, and assembly workers.

Structural Integration works with the fascia which is what holds your muscles in place. So what I do is release the casing around the muscle," Pavoldi said.

The process is based on a 10-step series with each one building on the last.

Carroll said, "I started feeling relief almost immediately from the shoulder blade pain. My mind felt more clear -- it was so much more than just bodywork. I felt more energized, more alive."

Posted by linda at May 21, 2004 12:22 PM

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