Free The Sacrum
Freeing up the sacrum for better movement is just one of the many benefits experienced from receiving the Structural Integration (SI) Ten-Series. Additionally perks extend but are not limited to reduced pain, released tension, restored flexibility, improved posture, easier breathing, revitalized energy, and a enhanced sense of body awareness.
The Sacrum Bone
AKA the "holy bone". The sacrum bone forms the back wall of the pelvis where it distributes forces between the upper body and lower body. It performs duel functions as the base of the spine and the fulcrum of the pelvis, keeping the body balanced and upright. It connects the upper body to the lower body via the sacroiliac joint . A more mobile sacrum can improve posture, movement, and relieve pain anywhere from hips to head.
"When the pelvis is not balanced, we do not have the upward thrust that creates zero balance, the sense of weightlessness that can be experienced in the body. When the pelvis is aberrated, it does not allow this equipoise, this tranquility in experience that a balanced pelvis shows. The combined forces acting on a balanced pelvis are in a moment of inertia near zero. It is always in dynamic action, but the forces balance out to near zero." ― Dr. Ida P. Rolf
Rolfing® Structural Integration
This is not massage. Structural Integration (SI) is a gentle manual therapy* that works with the body's connective tissue to realign the system for function and aesthetics. This is an interactive modality where the client and practitioner work together to achieve results.
Developed by Dr. Ida Rolf, SI addresses the body’s internal system of flexible support, otherwise known as fascia. These connective tissues surround every muscle fiber, encase all joints and even have a role in the nervous system. Think of the fascial system as an intricate internal guide-wire network for the body. If one set of support wires becomes tight or out of place, the excess tension may appear as nagging joint pain, muscle soreness, or a postural shift.
To correct internal misalignments, an SI manual therapist uses mild, direct pressure to melt or release fascial holdings and allow the body to find health through the re-establishment of balance. The idea is that the slow, deep strokes of SI stimulate intra-fascial mechanoreceptors (sensory neurons of the muscle nerve), which in turn trigger the nervous system to reduce the tension of the related muscles and fascia.
SI allows the brain and nervous system to “re-boot” areas of the body that are receiving too much electrical stimulation (chronically tight or sore muscles). Once a healthy level of muscle contraction is established, the person’s entire structure is free to express a pain-free form.
*manual therapy - a physical treatment to improve musculoskeletal and joint function. Other types of manual therapist: massage therapists, chiropractors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, physicians, osteopaths, physiotherapists.
The Structural Integration Ten-Series
The hallmark of Structural Integration. The Ten-Series is a standardized recipe with the goal to systematically balance and optimize both the structure (posture) and function (movement) of the entire body over the course of ten sessions. Each comfortable treatment focuses on freeing restrictions or holdings, trapped in particular regions of the body. This specifically designed systematical approach was created to give the body the closest thing to a restart.
Ⅰ . Find The Breath
Ⅱ. Find The Ground
Ⅲ. Find The Hips & Shoulders
Ⅳ. Free The Adductors
Ⅴ. Free The Core
Ⅵ. Free The Sacrum
Ⅶ. Free The Cranium
Ⅷ & Ⅸ. Integrate The Upper/Lower Body
Ⅹ. Integrate The Full Body
A Rolfing® Structural Integration Session
A different kind of interactive bodywork experience. At times Structural Integration (SI) can feel and look like myofascial release or deep tissue massage, but it is not massage. The intentions of SI are different and involve more movement from the client than a massage session. Main divergences during a session include: multiple treatment positions, movement evaluations, client engagement, and wearing of some light clothes by the client.
Casey Maass | Manuel Therapist | Rolfer®
Casey uses gentle manual and movement interventions to enhance joint function for longevity and health. His goal is to improve the body's internal structure alignment for comfort and function while providing a relaxed experience. The result of his work is joints being freed up for long-term functional and structural changes resulting in better movement and posture. Get a body that is free from pain and discomfort with manual therapy from Casey.
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