Where It Is, It Isn’t

As a beginning student of Structural Integration, working with the body’s connective tissue and fascia was confusing to me. In all my past studies, I had been trained to think in terms of muscles and bones, and suddenly I was being asked to think about connective...
Notes from the Clinic – Footwork

Notes from the Clinic – Footwork

The fascial layers surrounding the bones of the foot can be likened to a ‘shrink wrap’ stocking, and it is this three-dimensional fascial envelope that ‘casts’ the foot in an everted or pronated position. Once these layers have adhered, releasing them will take a...
Session Ten and Beyond

Session Ten and Beyond

The primary intention of Session Ten is to support the body’s long term structural stability. Thus, we continue easing rotation in the legs, vertically aligning the spine and core, supporting the girdles’ ability to pivot and the horizontal alignment between the...
Putting It All Together.

Putting It All Together.

The final three sessions of Dr. Rolf’s Ten Session Recipe work to support the functional and structural integrity of the entire body. Together these sessions attempt to ‘organize’ the fascial body by creating balance between its vertical and horizontal structures and...
Finding Your Line

Finding Your Line

Cleaning up after the most recent class and realizing how many boxes of exam gloves and tissues we had used, I had to laugh. We had finished Sessions Eight and Nine and were all sitting in our closing circle, exhausted and talking quietly. We had just spent two days...