WHAT IS STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION

Structural Integration is a sequenced based approach to manual and movement therapy working with the nervous system and the connective fascial net to dramatically improve posture, mobility, sports performance, and well being. Structural Integration (SI) is life changing. The work is carefully customized and optimized to the needs of your body and lifestyle. Sophisticated palpation techniques analyze lines of fascial support in the body, and work to de-adhere the places that have gotten sticky and dehydrated, bringing glide, ease, and hydration back to the tissues. As the tissue regains health and balance, alignment and posture naturally improve, pain significantly decreases or disappears, and movement becomes more supported, balanced and fluid. SI achieves synthesis through the deep connections within and between soft tissue structures.

The belief that normal "wear and tear" or "we are just getting older" or worse, "I never fully recovered from that injury years ago" is a common erroneous undermining of the intelligence of our body. We as a culture and a community of people are heading into a downward spiral of habitual compensation patterns, leading towards severe tissue restrictions, a loss of vitality and hydration. Ultimately movement suffers.

WHY STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION WORKS

SI addresses chronic aches and pains, with re-occurring strain in the body limiting fluid movement and function. Injury cycles need intervention ceasing wide spread and mysterious pain.  SI addresses tension weakness, and instability in areas of the body that potentially rob one or more other parts of your body to make up for insufficient function. Poor posture stress translates into restrictions in oxygen, blood flow, can cause adhesions in myo-fascia, as well as overall dis-ease in the body.

The good news: there is an alternative to chasing the pain and a living in a compromised upright posture.  As a practitioner of both movement therapies and body work, with modalities that promote rapid neurofascial change like Active Release Technique®, Graston Technique®, and cupping, I can put out the fire and promote long term healing. Ultimately, I want to share with you the joy of living in a body that is open to possibility and ages gracefully over a life time.

INDICATIONS FOR STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION

Everyday strain of living in a body that is compromised by our waking patterns is usually dismissed as typical. From bunions, spinal compression and pain to headaches and all things in-between, we can admittedly proclaim that gravity is our biggest issue. Indications for SI is a body that reproduces kinesthetics with instability and limitations.  When movement suffers so does your body.

  • Plantar Fasciitis, Fallen Arches, Bunions, Morton's Neuroma, Hammer Toes

  • Gate Issues, Shin Splints, Knee Pain, Pelvic Torsions

  • Sciatica, Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Pain or Instability

  • Low Back Pain, Spinal Compression or Disc Issues

  • Scoliosis and Ribcage Alignment, Pelvic or Thoracic Rotations

  • Frozen Shoulder, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Chronic Stiff Neck

  • Improve Breathing

...  debilitating issues that chronically impede normal function.

Shona Gilbert - LMT, Active Release Technique®, Graston Technique® CPT, CES, E-RYT
3108 Grandview Street, 78705
203-962-3978