Who does it help?
SI has helped people of all ages and backgrounds who want to feel better in their bodies. Many people initially stumble upon SI because they're looking for a solution to chronic pain or discomfort, but since this work is about exploring your potential for awareness and vitality, even the healthiest people can benefit. If you want to improve your freedom of movement and sense of comfort in your body so you can enjoy the things that matter most to you, then SI can probably make a big difference in your life.
Change that lasts.
A single session can be helpful, however significantly greater change can be realized through a well-planned series of sessions that build upon each other progressively. The momentum of the cumulative effects will help you to continue feeling better long after your series ends.
Patience and curiosity are essential.
We won’t try to change everything at once, and we won’t necessarily concentrate on the area where you think the problem resides. In each session, there will be time for you to explore movement in areas that have just been worked. These areas may have “forgotten” how to move well, and thoughtful experimentation can help you to reset your movement patterns and awaken those areas to their new potential. Throughout our work together, I will help you to cultivate curiosity, which helps take stress out of change and makes the experience fun and engaging.
Your unique needs will determine how many sessions are recommended.
Here are four possible ways of finding the change you seek:
“Classic” Structural Integration Series (12 sessions)
If you have long-standing patterns of compensation from multiple injuries over the years, then you may want to embark upon a “classic” SI series. I offer the 12-session Anatomy Trains SI series, which is a slight development from the original Rolfing® SI 10-session series. This longer journey will allow your body time to make a more significant shift, gradually bringing you to a state of greater mobility, freedom, and more fluid movement. The 12-series offers a transformative, rejuvenating experience through the establishment of a deeper relationship with your body.
Tune-Up Series (3 sessions)
Sometimes it takes just a few sessions for you to feel a big change. A 3-session series might be all you need to get you where you want to go. A little work, well-targeted, goes a long way.
Injury Recovery Series (6 sessions)
If you have an injury, then we might need to plan for a few more sessions. A 6-session series will allow more time for specific attention to the injured area and re-integration of that area into the rest of your structure.
Chronic Pain Reduction Series (6 sessions)
If you’re living with chronic pain (for example, if you’ve been diagnosed with MS or fibromyalgia), then you might also benefit from a longer series of sessions. But in this case, we’ll titrate the work more slowly in order to avoid overwhelming your system. This series should provide enough gradual change so that you will feel significantly better. By the end of your 6-session series, we will also know whether you would benefit from more work, and we could make a new plan from there.