Structural Integration Los Angeles

Structural Integration Los Angeles

What To Expect From A Typical Session Of Structural Integration In Los Angeles

Structural integration (SI) is concerned with the physical manipulation or massage of the human body while focusing on the fascia or connective tissue. In line with the standards established by the International Association of Structural Integrators, only those trained at institutions, schools, and trainings can perform this somatic practice. Basically, it deals with the alignment and integration of the body in gravity. Structural integration in Los Angeles is generally practiced within this framework in an organized series of individual sessions.

How is it done?

At the beginning of your structural integration series, your practitioner will take some time to discuss your personal history and examine your health. It is imperative that your practitioner gets informed on matters affecting your physical structure such as your current medications, conditions and diseases, major surgeries, traumas, and accidents.

In a bid to help you understand your habitual and inhibiting movement patterns, your practitioner will help to guide you identify these patterns so you can regain better fluid movement by changing them. You will be encouraged to engage in some common activities such as breathing, walking, and sitting which are aimed at helping you change any unhealthy patterns. As part of your structural integration series, a kind of movement education may be introduced to help create relative awareness.

Changes in both structure and posture are often achieved during the structural integration process due to the manipulation of the myofascial system of the body. Unlike massage, structural integration does not concentrate on the muscles, rather, it’s a form of somatic practice that tends to focus more on the fascia. The fascia is that protective layer that is responsible for providing the needed shape and support that muscles and bodies deserve.

What to expect

During a typical session of structural integration in Los Angeles, your practitioner will simply want to address the layers of tissue throughout the process while building upon the effects obtained from the previous session. Typically, this practice is performed in a series of 10 to 13 sessions to ensure a systematic release of the myofascial tissue. Each season is meant to address the various aspects of your movements and body structure. Basically, they are meant to ensure structural body balance.

In a bid to effectively reposition and lengthen the body, as well as the fascia, there are several techniques any structural integration practitioner may choose to employ. Your practitioner may want to use constant applied pressure or slow, deep, stretching movements. During a session, you may be required to do some movements or stand still while pressure is being applied. There are varying techniques or amount of pressure a practitioner may want to exert.

Structural integration in Los Angeles offers a wide range of beneficial effects to the body. Generally, it is a practice that is aimed at aligning and balancing the body in gravity to ensure easy movement, grace, efficiency, and fluidity. It helps to bring about a more effortless performance, good posture, easier breathing, and pleasurable movement. Also, you stand to enjoy increased levels of alertness and energy in your body.


Structural Integration Los Angeles
Bob Alonzi Certified Advanced Rolfer®
1460 Seventh Street, Suite 202, Santa Monica, CA 90401

View Larger Map

Share this story