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How often should the sessions be done?

In order to receive the full benefit of the work, I recommend clients to do one session of Structural Integration a week, or one every two weeks, until the 10-series is completed.

If this does not work logistically or financially, it is possible to schedule the sessions up to four weeks apart. An interval of longer than four weeks, however, may not produce the desired results.

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Can babies and children receive Structural Integration?

Rolfing and Children

Absolutely.

Structural Integration can be extremely effective with children due to the rapid rate at which their bodies break down and rebuild. (As we grow older this process slows down.)

Consequently, profound structural changes can occur in children with minimal intervention. 

In addition to correcting structural patterns, Structural Integration can serve as a preventive measure to reverse potentially problematic patterns in the young.

Structural Integration can assist children and adolescents with growing pains, scoliosis, poor posture, leg imbalances such as knock-knees or pigeon-toes, and headaches, among others. 

When a child learns how to stand and to walk he or she is not particular about the correctness of the movements. The child is concerned with just doing it.

This simple earnest act can create all kinds of leg imbalances in the young child which can develop into other difficulties involving the back and neck.

Problems can worsen with the use of “walkers” – frames with wheels that supposedly help children to “walk”. Instead of walking, the child often kicks and pushes the legs in order to move forward.

Structural Integration is a great way to head off any potential problems later in life.

Many adults believe that their patterns are genetically inherited. Most of the time, these patterns are actually “inherited” from learning from their parents. They are not genetic!

Depending on the age – and personaity – of the child, Structural Integration work is slightly different compared with the work with adults. It is always within the comfort level of the child and the sessions can be shorter.

Parents are welcome to watch the session. They can usually gain an interesting perspective and greater insight into the work from watching their child’s session.

Does Structural Integration last?

Yes! Photographs taken of clients years after the basic 10-series show changes still present.

Physiology explains why: Our bodies are constantly breaking down and rebuilding themselves. Bodies determine how to rebuild themselves in the future, based on the present way in which weight and stress is distributed through the structure.

When we loosen, lengthen, and shift connective tissue, we affect relationships between structures; we change stress patterns.

Thus, the body rebuilds itself a bit differently. This is how Structural Integration affects structure over the long-term.

Obviously, if body-use changes due to injury, illness, or stress, additional work may be useful.

Does Structural Integration hurt?

When most people think Structural Integration or Rolfing®, one of the first things that come to their mind is pain. 

Often, this perception is based on anecdotal accounts of sessions performed during Rolfing’s infancy, when it tended to be a less subtle and more intense discipline, frequently linked to emotionally intense types of therapies that were popular in the late-60s and early-70’s. 

This can partly be attributed to an often-quoted complaint of Dr Ida Rolf during her training classes that her students failed to work deep enough. Many assumed that what she meant was that they needed to work harder and deeper. 

However, we now realize that it is possible to work deeply without causing pain.

Structural Integration is not about forcing the body to change. It is more about listening to the body and encouraging areas that are holding (ie tight and constricted) to open up and let go. We often do not realise that we are holding pain and stress in our body until someone else touches our pain.

There may be some discomfort while working in an area that has been under chronic stress. However, the discomfort is usually followed by a pleasurable feeling of release and relaxation.

Every client has a different relationship to pain and touch.

Looking for Structural Integration or Rolfing treatment in Singapore? Call David lee, Singapore based Advanced Rolfer 6737 7558 or drop us an email via the contact form. You may also visit us at: 402 Orchard Road, Delfi Orchard #05-08 Singapore 238876