My Fascination With Fascia

To truly understand Structural Integration, we have to understand fascia and its function. Fascia, at its most basic level, serves as a ‘binding agent’, holding the body’s structural components in place and binding muscles and tendons together. Fascia also organizes...

Matter and Energy

I have always been fascinated with movement and energy. But I have often been frustrated by my inability to feel the more subtle energy that flows through the body. As a beginning student of Traditional Chinese Medicine some 40 years ago, I was taught about meridians....

Notes from the Clinic – Breathing

The majority of the clients we see in clinic breathe well enough at a basic level, but it’s rare to see a client who breathes optimally. That means it’s rare to see a client who moves the upper ribs and clavicles when inhaling. Rare to see a client who fully moves the...
Cranial-Sacral Mobility

Cranial-Sacral Mobility

Each session of Structural Integration addresses some aspect of structural imbalance and seeks to support the transfer of motion and breath through the body’s vertical core. Thus, we work to mobilize the myofascial core, sacrum, spine, cranial base, maxilla and...
The Spine – An SI Perspective

The Spine – An SI Perspective

As Structural Integration practitioners, we are tasked with supporting the overall mobility and balance of the spine. Since there are many modalities that have this as their primary focus – and differentiating one perspective from another can be confusing – I thought...