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The work i do is called structural Integration for many people they find it to help
with the constant struggle against gravity we are all ways at computers driving cars, or shoveling snow and these things just really create a lot strains on our posture overtime we start to slip into these
postures more permanently and it starts to feel painful and really difficult to come back
into an upright posture and feel comfortable that way for more than a couple of minutes Instead of focusing on muscles in the work I do I really think about the fascia which permeates the whole structure any restriction in one area pulls on the
rest of the structure and in each session i wanna just keeping
thinking about how to open up and relieve the tensions in the body One of the most common complaints i hear
is pain right between were shoulder blades in that upper back and people often want me to work there and this isn’t surprising considering
that on most of these people are bent over the restriction isn’t coming from the
upper back, the culprit is actually the superficial front line; which runs from
the top of the feet across the thighs and up to our abdomen that is restricted pulling our shoulders
forward in causing and an over stretching of the muscles that are just doing the best they can to
hold a us up right so by working off the Superficial
Front Line we begin to release the restrictions that are holding us forward
forward this opens up our breath and allows
use to have the chance to have to settle onto our back again That’s the first step in this work. We still need to get our neck used to being in the new position Background (and rolling forward) Our pelvic oriented to support are back and take some of the bends and rotations or invitations out of the spine This is done over the for the full
series of twelve sessions each session works on a different set of tensions the feet, the knees, the pelvis, the entire day of the spine, shoulders
and the head, and neck these sessions are interactive I often ask clients to specific movements
while i work, so they can fully integrate the changes to their structure When I first received the work I was surprised at how much the work not only helped me physically but psychologically I became much more clear about what I wanted to do with my life and I am proud to have received this training and be able to
offer it to the wider community

6 thoughts on “Montpelier Structural Integration (Ida Rolf)

  1. I am thinking of doing a few short videos talking about other aspect of SI. They wouldn't be as good quality. Does anyone have any specific questions they would like me to answer about the work?

  2. Hi Irv,
    Is this the work of Ida Rolf? Are you a certified Rolfer? I had Rolfing sessions about 40 years ago and am looking for an advanced Rolfer in this area — I think the closest is in Burlington which is too far for me to use on a regular basis. [email protected]

  3. Hi Alan,

    The work I do is not technically Rolfing as I did not train at the Rolf institute. I was trained by Tom Myers who was an anatomy teacher at the Rolf Institute. There are around a dozen Structural Integration schools that are recognized by IASI (the international School of Structural Integration) that are not the rolf institute.

  4. I really enjoy your videos. You are obviously very knowledgeable in your field however, I don't think the background music adds anything to the commentary. I actually found it annoying. 

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