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What is the Difference between Massage and Structural Integration?

One of the most common misconceptions about Structural Integration is that it is nothing more than a type of very deep massage. Structural Integration can be summed up in three words: palpation, differentiation and integration. To palpate, or touch the tissue, feeling for imbalances in tissue texture, quality and temperature thereby determing where we need to work. To differentiate, or separate fascial layers that adhere and muscles that have been pulled out of position by strain or injury. Ultimately, we integrate the body, relating its segments in an improved relationship, bringing physical balance in the gravitational field. As Dr. Rolf used to say: "It is easy to take a body apart, but it takes skill and understanding to put it back together." The true genius is the art and science of reshaping and reorganizing human structure according to clearly defined principles in a systematic and consistent manner for long term results.

How long does it take to complete the Ten Series?

Each Ten Series is specific to the client and thus it is often difficult to predict how long the series will take to complete. Expect at least 6-8 weeks.

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