Meg Smeaton, owner of Meg’s Rolf and Bodyworks, recently joined us an advertiser. We wondered about her specialty, known as structural integration. Here’s her explanation.
Structural Integration is a body work therapy created by Ida P. Rolf, Phd in the 1950s. Unlike massage, Structural Integration focuses not on the muscles but on their protective layer called fascia (connective tissue). The fascia surrounds the muscles, bones and organs in the body. The fascia gives muscles their shape and bones their structure. Structural Integration aligns and balances the body by lengthening and repositioning the fascia. Misalignment can occur often as a result of gravity, injury, poor postural habits or emotional issues. The fascia then contours to the structure…enter Structural Integration. Read the full storyby