The Goal of Structural Integration (Rolfing, Hellerwork,…)

The goal of structural integration is balance of the body in the gravity field (I will add in the field of effort, be that gravity for humans and/or the field of effort (i.e. direction of movement) in all creatures); the principle of the treatment is, in brief, that if tissue is restrained, and balanced movement demanded at a nearby joint, tissue and joint will relocate in a more appropriate equilibrium. Rosemary Feitis 1973, in the Forward to Ida Rolf’s 1977 book Rolfing; Reestablishing the Natural Alignment and Structural Integration of the Human Body for Vitality and Well-Being.

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