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Be at Home in Your Own Body with Structural Integration

by Max Rosenberg 
Structural Integration is a type of bodywork that focuses on the connective tissue, or fascia, of the body. Fascia surrounds muscles, groups of muscles, blood vessels, organs and nerves, binding some structures together while permitting others to slide smoothly over each other.

Fascia is designed to be elastic and move freely with muscles and bones. Injury, stress, work-related repetitive movements and the effects of aging can cause fascia to lose its elasticity and become shorter, tighter and denser. Tightened fascia pulls our muscles and skeleton out of proper alignment and posture, which can cause pain, discomfort and fatigue.

Structural Integration works to lengthen, stretch, and soften this tissue to restore postural balance, ease of movement and a feeling of being more at home in your own body. It is practiced in an organized series of sessions or individual sessions within a framework that is designed to restore postural balance by aligning and integrating the body in gravity.

Structural Integration is based on the work of Dr. Ida P. Rolf and it is practiced by persons trained in Structural Integration at schools and institutions in accordance with the standards established by the International Association of Structural Integrators (IASI).

Max Rosenberg, LMT, offers 10-session plan focused on bodywork aimed toward correcting misaligned bones/joints, reducing chronic pain, healing injury, trauma and bad posture. He also provides coaching in standing and walking mechanics. To learn more, call 240-893-6209, email [email protected] or visit

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