The Gift

My first ‘Aha!’ as a beginning student of Structural Integration occurred when I learned to shift my focus from massaging and stretching the body’s musculature to freeing the nonelastic fascial sheathing that encases our muscles. And for many years I prioritized...
Living with Uncertainty

Living with Uncertainty

When NASA set off in the early 1960s to put a man on the moon, there was a lot of discussion about what kinds of skills and qualifications the astronauts would need. Obviously, they had to be smart, brave and physically fit. But the most important characteristic...
Movement and Patterns

Movement and Patterns

When SI practitioners talk about movement and movement patterns, we are typically talking about our clients’ ability to move the joints of their bodies in a balanced fashion. To flex and extend their spine without excessive rotation, to move the arms and legs to...
The Carpenter’s Way

The Carpenter’s Way

I’ve been doing a lot of carpentry over the past few months, and – surprise! – I’ve been finding a lot of useful analogies to the Structural Integration process. One of the most basic things I’ve learned is that houses, like our bodies, have lots and lots of layers....