A typical Structural Integration session begins with a short conversation about any changes that have occurred since the last treatment. We discuss the area of the body that will be focused on and I will answer any questions you have regarding the structural, functional and emotional goals for the session. All sessions include a visual assessment, bodywork, body awareness, movement education and mind-body dialogue. CAM’s (Client Assisted Movements) are a vital part of the session. You will need to perform some movements during the session that will allow the work to be more effective. Depending on the session, you will be asked to stand up multiple times so I can make a visual assessment of changes. Comfortable attire is necessary as occasionally I will ask you to walk in the hallway to visually assess your movement. You will also bring awareness to how the changes feel in your body.
Structural Integration is not deep massage. Visualize it as a system that combines structured myofascial work, small aspects of massage, with a little bit of yoga, physical therapy and dialogue. The key is that SI generally produces noticeable change after only a couple of treatments. Each session builds upon the previous one. We don’t want to perform repetitive exercises and apply pressure to an area that hurts with minimal results. Those who have had 10-12 physical therapy treatments with little to no improvement know what I’m talking about. We look to obtain long-lasting changes in the tensegrity and overall structure of your body.