Dr. Ida P. Rolf
Dr. Ida P. Rolf
Dr. Rolf works on the thorax of a young child.

We owe the method of Structural Integration to Dr. Ida P. Rolf. A biochemist since 1920, she worked for twelve years at the Rockefeller Institute in the Department of Chemotherapy and later in the Department of Organic Chemistry. She studied mathematics and atomic physics in Zurich and homeopathy in Geneva. In the 1930's, unsatisfied with available medical treatments, Dr. Rolf explored ostheopathy, chiropractic medicine and yoga. By the 1940's she had made many breakthroughs and realized that the physical structure could be realigned by working on the connective tissue (myofascia).

During the next thirty years she refined and perfected her technique and then developed her training program. Graduates in Structural Integration are required to have extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology and body awareness, as well as a keen sensitivity to psychological issues.

Peter Melchior and Emmet Hutchins
Peter Melchior Emmett Hutchins

Lucinda acquired her training at the Guild for Structural Integration in Boulder, Colorado. Her teachers, Emmett Hutchins and Peter Melchior, are considered the best practitioners and teachers in the world. They were chosen by Dr. Rolf, who trained them to transmit her method.


Rolf Method of Structural Integration, Montréal and Ottawa