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Structural Integration
Basic Series Overview
What will I get out of the basic series?

People generally come to Rolfing S.I. because there is something going on in their body that isn't what they want; they are experiencing themselves moving in a certain direction that they want to change. The basic series of Rolfing structural integration is profound in that, although it won't solve everything or erase every issue, it will create a significant shift in direction. In addition to the relief that is often obtained, structural changes and an improved relationship with gravity, increased body awareness, and resource education empower you to continue the process of positive transformation after the series is complete.

Overview of "Sleeve" Sessions

During the first few sessions of the series, the body's surface layers of connective tissue are loosened and balanced, more room is created for the breath, and the body's foundation is addressed through work on the feet and lower legs.

Overview of "Core" Sessions

During the middle sessions, the body's "core" is addressed, including work with deeper tissue in the legs, pelvis, and around the spine.

Overview of "Integrative" Sessions

The final sessions seek to integrate the specific regional changes of the earlier sessions, leading to a greater sense of coordination, order and balance.

Optimization of Results

The "plus" of my approach to the basic series is the incorporation of information, resources and strategies to keep you moving forward so that the positive transformation and benefits of your Rolfing SI series last.

Why the "10-Series"?

Although it is often referred to as the "Ten-Series," (i.e., ten sessions, each emphasizing a different area and level of integration of the body), better results are achieved when the number of sessions is adapted to the individual structural needs of each client. Although I work with and optimize however many sessions a client chooses to undergo, your personal history and response to the early sessions will guide my recommendations as to the best approach to optimally achieve the series' structural and functional goals.

How do the series' goals apply to me?

Contact me for a free consultation if you would like to learn more about what these structural and functional goals are, how the series approaches them, and how they would apply to your body's issues and experience.

What happens after it's over? How will I know if it worked? Will the changes last?

The Rolfing structural integration series will continue to produce changes after its completion. Click here for information on how to tell whether the series has worked or is still working. Many people eventually return for more Rolfing S.I., typically in the form of 1 or more sessions anywhere from 6 months to several years after the original series. Depending on the context, this post-series advanced work may be approached as maintenance, or its objective may be to further the transformational process begun with the basic series.

*Courtesy of the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration®, Boulder, Colorado

Certified Rolfer Vivian Gettliffe's practice is located in Boulder, Colorado, in a sunlit studio at 2970 Washington Street.
Boulder is a world center for Rolfing S.I. and the home of the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration®.

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