The basic process of Structural Integration consists of a series of ten
sessions of deep manipulation of the connective tissue (myofascia). Each
session lasts about one hour and is based on precise anatomic and physiological
The client lies on a cushioned table and the practitioner applies pressure to the connective tissue using his or her fingers, hands, and arms to carefully move the tissue. The practitioner pays careful attention to the relationship between tissue, breathing rhythm and nervous system responses.
As the work progresses from session to session, new movement and breathing patterns are established. The benefits are cumulative as each session builds upon the results of the previous sessions.
During the sessions the client is shown how to mentally focus and breathe into the area being worked on. The synchronisation of the parctitioner's manipulations with the client's breathing releases the body's natural balancing energies.
The benefits that unfold, even after the end of the series, include: lower stress, greater psychological and physical stability and increased energy. Activities previously considered out of reach by the client often become possible.
All testimonials are from clients of Lucinda Lanthier
I had the basic sessions of Structural Integration, six years ago, I can
sit in a plane, in a car, at restaurants for hours without having any
back pain. Before it was terrible, I couldn’t sit for more than
twenty minutes at a time without back pain. My posture is straighter and
when I walk, I see more than the tip of my toes.”
amazed at how much my body changed. You were the perfect teacher to guide
me through these changes." Five months after
the series: “My body has continued to change and improve,
as you told me it would. I feel more sure about myself now.”
|Rolf Method of Structural Integration, Montréal and Ottawa|