Structural Integration (S.I.) is a unique form of soft tissue treatment that works to bring the entire body back into natural alignment. A body in alignment, moving in gravity, is a body free of pain, strain, and stress.
Like massage, S.I. is a hands-on treatment and focuses specifically on the fascia or connective tissue. It works to change not only the area of discomfort but all areas that may be directly and/or indirectly creating the discomfort. Like a large net, your body’s fascia is interconnected. When one area is affected, like a pull on the net, the entire fascial structure changes and adapts to the pull, moving your body out of its natural alignment. Years of training and education have allowed me (Lora) to structurally assess the body in gravity. Together, we re-assess the body after treatment changes are made to your structure, then ensure that all holding patterns of muscle and fascia have been released. We work together to bring the body to a balanced state at the end of every session.
Structural Integration can relieve many aches and pains such as; chronic neck pain/headaches, shoulder mobility/rotator cuff/frozen shoulder, low back and hip pain, sciatica, knee and foot pain/plantar fasciitis. S.I. can also improve your athletic performance, increase your range of motion, and helps to give the body more energy and vitality.
Many people hear that Rolfing© or Structural Integration can be painful. My philosophy is if it hurts or is too intense the body will begin to recoil and therefore will not release or respond to the treatment. Through all the workshops and training I have attended I have seen that a less invasive and intense technique works as well, if not better, than a more aggressive or “no pain—no gain” approach. While S.I. is not always completely free of discomfort, I find communicating with my clients ensures that all work done is within their personal comfort zone.
Give your body some love and try S.I. today. Visit the book now page for my office hours and contact information.
Remember, it is possible for you to live a physically pain-free life, to have more flexibility, movement and faster recovery from muscle fatigue. Contact me, I can help.
In a quest for my own healing, and to further understand the body, I have become more and more fascinated with how our amazing bodies work and just how changeable and malleable they truly are. As a result, I am fortunate to have been trained by some of the most respected teachers in the Structural Integration field. In 2010, I successfully completed advanced training in Structural Integration with renowned teacher, Emmitt Hutchins.
I have also done extensive professional development specializing in areas such as; scoliosis, fascial research, functional movement, and the pelvis. As well, I am a certified Bowen Therapist and I have my 200-hour yoga teacher certification.
Hands down the most helpful treatment I've ever done for my back.
I have suffered from back pain since I was a teenager, and this has been hands down the most helpful treatment I've ever done for my back. Lora is great at what she does and is always professional and friendly to deal with. I highly recommend her!
Better than anyone I have ever gone to.
Lora always listens and takes the time to understand what your problem is. You get a full hour of intense massage and get things solved that no one else [has been able to do]. I had problems from many years ago that Lora fixed. Very high recommendations to her. She is also a very good listener. Recommend her to everyone I talk to. Without her not sure if I would even still be working.
Fully engaged and excited about her work.
Amazing therapist! Lora works to solve the puzzle that is your pain, or imbalance, gently (for the most part) and effectively. I've personally had fantastic results from her treatments and would recommend her to anyone looking to relieve pain or put their body into an optimal, balanced, state.
Lora is the reason I was able to avoid surgery.
My orthodontist recommended surgery to realign my jaw and after I had just one visit with Lora he changed his mind. She is very intuitive and able to feel when things are out of balance.
As always, a happier body and mind after treatment.Lora is skilled, patient and effective. No matter if it my knee ankle or shoulder, she looks at the big picture and figures it out. Thanks Lora!