A Process of Harmonizing the Pulses of Life Flowing Through Our Multi-Dimensional Bodies
Structural Integration, also known as Rolfing, with its intentions to open, balance, and integrate holistically the postural and movement patterns of the body, can be used in a large variety of ways in order to serve the desires and needs of those who select it as a process for their own healing, growth, and cultivation of well being.
Structural Integration (Rolfing) can relieve the symptoms of pain and stress in the body through the process of opening and balancing the whole physical structure.
- Sedentary Work
- Injuries and Surgeries
- Long-term Discomfort, Pain and Stress
- Demanding Physical Activity
- Health Care Professionals
- Contemporary Lifestyle Stresses
Structural Integration (Rolfing) can assist in the development of healthy bodies from infants through young adults:
- Children and adolescents
- Young adults
Structural Integration (Rolfing) can help to enhance skill, coordination, physical fitness, and well being through the integration of openness, flexibility, strength, and balance in the body's structure.
- Asymmetrically Developed Athletes
- Tennis, golf, racquetball, baseball, basketball, snowboarding, slalom water skiing, pole vaulting, discus, shot put, soccer, archery, football, etc.
- Symmetrically Developed Athletes
- Swimming, track, long distance running, cycling, water skiing, rowing, snow skiing, hiking, rock climbing, weight lifting, kayaking, gymnastics, wrestling, football, etc.
- Core Movement Modalities
- Dance, Yoga, Martial Arts, Pilates, etc.
Why Balance and Alignment of the Body's Structure is Vital in Sports, Fitness Programs, Dance, Yoga, Martial Arts, etc.
- Reduce the risk of injuries
- Improve performance
- Increase durability
Structural Integration (Rolfing) can support an individual's needs for the development and maintenance of long-term health and well being.
- Improved Immune Function
- Improved Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Function
- Improved Digestive Function
- Improved Nervous System Function
Structural Integration (Rolfing) can assist an individual in optimizing the performance standards required to accomplish his or her life goals or desires.
- Surgeons, Dentists, Technicians, Designers, etc.
- Mechanics, Equipment Operators, Tradesmen, Farmers, Ranchers, Laborers, etc.
- Dancers, Musicians, Artists, Teachers, Therapists, Body workers, etc.
- Facilitators, Advisors, Coaches, Counselors, Therapists, etc.
- The Elderly and Aging Population
Structural Integration (Rolfing) can help a person explore and develop a deeper awareness of the energetic, postural, and movement patterns within his or her body.
- Yoga, Martial Arts, Qigong, Tai Chi Chuan, Feldenkrais, The Alexander Technique, Pilates, and other Subtle Movement Arts
- Acupuncture, Ayurvedic, Chiropractic, Massage, Bodywork, Energy Work, Healers, and other Somatic Practitioners.
Using Structural Integration (Rolfing) as the primary vehicle in the explorations of the resolution and balance of objective and subjective awareness by using the body, as a medium within the fields of gravity, to nourish and support our selves, our relationships, and our environment.
Symphonein is what we have named our Structural Integration (Rolfing, or the Rolf Method of) Practice which the two of us share in collaboration with our clients. Our names are Leslie Sprouse Carson and Christopher (Christo) Carson. We are both Certified Advanced Practitioners of the Rolf Method of Structural Integration. This form of bodywork is a combination of systematic and intuitive practices which focuses on opening, aligning, strengthening, and balancing the body's structure. These structural qualities are experienced posturally and in movement as a sense of ease, comfort, flow, and confidence as one navigates through the forces of the earth's gravitational field. The goals of Structural Integration are accomplished through physiological manipulation, kinesthetic repatterning, and somatic education based on the discoveries and teachings of Ida P. Rolf, PhD.