Ann Arbor-based practice
Bodies are usually introduced to Structural Integration via the Ten Series. The Series has a flow to it, with each session both building on the previous one and preparing the body for what’s to come. Work is ideally scheduled once a week, but there is flexibility in this; and there are also some natural pause-points in the flow, in the event a longer break from the work becomes necessary.
“Balance in the neck is inextricably tied up with balance in the whole body. To get balance in the neck, you must bring harmony to
the rest of the body first.”
-Dr. Ida P. Rolf
“THIS is health: to have a body functioning so perfectly that when its few simple needs are met it never calls attention to its own existence.
-Bertha Stuart Dyment
As per Dr. Rolf’s recipe for the Series, each session has some specific goals. Throughout, we work to free up restricted areas, create length and space in the tissues, and encourage order in how the segments of the body relate to one another.
The early sessions introduce change in the periphery of the body, and establish a strong foundation through work with the feet and legs. The middle hours move deeper, addressing core structures and furthering organization around a central vertical line running just in front of the spine. The last three sessions address the body as a whole, integrating the segments to yield an upright, balanced structure maintained with ease in a state of dynamic balance.
Your body will continue to change as you live into your “new” structure in the months following the tenth session. While bodies are different, most benefit from an 8-10 month break before receiving additional work, should you wish to pursue it. Keep in mind that injuries, accidents, and stressful times will still tend to pull you out of alignment. The Ten Series establishes a good framework of balance for the structure. Many clients find benefit in returning for periodic fine-tuning or maintenance sessions. Listen, pay attention, and your body will tell you what it needs.
Sessions last an hour to an hour and a half, and cost $100
Insurance is not accepted at this time, and payment in the form of cash or check is expected at the time of service unless other arrangements have been made in advance.