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The 10 Sessions
A series of ten-hour sessions of Structural Integration was developed by Dr. Ida P. Rolf. Although each Rolfer interprets this protocol in their own fashion, the format of ten sessions remains the standard.
The first three sessions focus on “lift”, the concept of relief of the heaviness that we have in relation to gravity. Indeed, even when working on the feet in the second hour for example, the objective is to assist the body to rise up and find support.
The middle four sessions (hours four through seven) are for grounding and centering, coordination and the transmission of movement through joints, as we work extensively on the pelvic region and its connections to the rest of the body.
The remaining three sessions are for balancing and for the integration of the entire body structure in its relationship to the surrounding environment. Ultimately, the goal is to integrate and align the body during each session. Coordinating neck and pelvic movement at the end of each hour, helps us to achieve this goal.
Once the ten sessions protocol has been completed, you will know better balance with the understanding that balance is never a fixed position. Rather, balance is a fluidly of movement constantly changing and adapting to each given situation.
The spacing between sessions can be based on each client’s availability.
"This is the gospel of Rolfing: When the body gets working appropriately, the force of gravity can flow through.
Then, spontaneously, the body heals itself"
- Dr. Ida P. Rolf
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