THE STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION
Reduce chance of injury, &
By re-lengthening the soft connective tissue "system," over the
Master Postural Integrator
Director of The Institute for Enhanced
28 years successful track record
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We have many kinds of physical therapies and medical treatments available
in our advanced society. Yet, at least half the population of the
U.S., including a lot of affluent people who have gone to get treatments,
still have significant back pain and other tightness problems.
Many I've spoken with have been suffering with
structural pains for months and even years. And they haven't found
any way to fix them yet.
My experience in the past 20 years,
however, shows that if we get an effective
treatment that addresses the body "appropriately," most people do
NOT have to
"live with" most back pain and other structural
pains, nor with so much chronic tension and accumulated stress.
Most folks can also become much
more flexible and agile. And athletes can prevent and heal injuries
There are a number of ways to increase looseness and flexibility, and
correct the cause of structural pain. Structural Integration isn't
as well known as many other treatments, but it happens
to be one of the most effective. It even makes bodies able to get
better results from stretching and yoga.
I, myself, have proven these results in thousands of
hours as a practitioner. So I'm speaking from actual experience. I have gotten a lot of benefits myself, and I
have helped hundreds of other people from age 5 to 91, including my family
members and friends.
While I'm sure people the world over get the same kind of benefits as
my clients have, when I give reports of results, I can only speak for myself.
In my own treatments, Olympic
athletes, and people who worked out regularly, noticeably increased their
physical abilities; and together, we removed pains that had been there for weeks, months or
Previously torn hamstring muscles of elite runners and
jumpers were made to feel a
lot better. With muscles a lot longer again, an elite track team
that had won the state championship with the help of my weekly visits,
also stayed healthy after I'd left, winning the next fall's cross country
The treatment provided the same kinds of benefits
for children, and for seniors in their 70's and 80's, too.
Business people and health professionals experienced
tremendous decreases in long term stress. They also discovered their
own greater abilities to focus, connect with others, handle difficult
situations without getting stressed, and balance their lives between work
To find out what it does,
you can start with Intro
Part 1 - Benefits & Intro
Part 2 - Treatment. Or just read the testimonials because the people say specifically how the
treatments helped them.
Kinds of Benefits - Testimonials
Olympic Athlete Testimonials
So, even if you've been told by another kind of practitioner that there's
nothing that can be done for your tight or painful condition, based on my
experience, there's a good possibility that well applied Structural
Integration Bodywork can help you. So I believe it's worth a look.
people want to know why it works and on what scientific principles it is based.
I've explained that in many of the articles on site.
This is a scientific system; it was developed by a PhD Physiologist more than 40
years ago, and some MD's, Chiropractors and physical therapists have been
practitioners. To remove tightness and the pains that it causes, this approach is actually more thoroughly based on the function of our human
anatomy than many other body therapies.
That's because it takes into
account that the soft connective tissue system of the body often gets
pushed into an increasingly "shorter" shape, and then holds the muscles
and bones in a "misaligned" form. I have found that this kind of
misalignment is, by far, THE most common cause of low back problems. And
it reduces physical performance in school children, active adults, and
seniors as well as top athletes.
This method also takes into account that
it is relatively easy to re-lengthen this tissue and significantly improve most
of these misaligned conditions.
This understanding, and the method that's
used for re-lengthening, are why the Structural Integration system gets such good
results even when other, more well known treatments haven't helped that
much. They just aren't addressing the soft connective tissue in this
Structural Integration is an available treatment with a proven track record for over
It not only corrects the cause of many structural pains, but it has been shown
to enable people to function
more effectively, and more efficiently, even those who were not in
pain to begin with. In fact, the system was purposely designed to improve
structure and physiology to do just that; enable people to function at a
higher level, automatically.
For a detailed, many-page description of the "body" principles upon which the method
is based, go to Free Articles,
They're excerpts from the book, Back Fix Bodywork.
For a briefer description of how a "zig-zagged" body
misalignment causes back pain, go to the Back Fix Bodywork menu itself,
What Causes Back Problems.
For reports of the documented studies that
have been done, and for other books and articles, try contacting sites of the Rolf
Institute, Hellerwork International or the Postural Integration
Headquarter Schools, and the sites of other practitioners. Books are
also available from booksellers.
Perhaps the best way to judge how the treatment
works however, is to feel it for oneself. Many practitioners hold open houses
and/or, like myself, give samples by appointment.
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