Maintaining your Physical Lifestyle

The purpose of the Rolf Method of Structural Integration is to bring about a structural change in the human body by way of the fascial tissue.

It is a mission of discovery and healing in which the person is forever changed.

We all look for freedom from pain, freedom of movement and that sense of well-being. Structural Integration goes a long way in bringing out these positive changes in a person in order to help you maintain your physical lifestyle.

Call me to begin this journey!

Just being “old”

I was speaking with a personal trainer today who made the same comments I usually do.  And that is just because one gets older does not mean things have to be a certain way – having to be full of aches and pains; not being able to exercise as before; having an injury stop you from doing what you have done; just being “old”.

It’s not true…..there are so many ways to get yourself back into shape and in functioning much as before.  Of course the best course is to take care of yourself prior to getting out of shape or injured.   And beginning now is always better than later or not at all.

Get Tested

Please take steps and/or procedures especially if things like colon or breast cancer run in your family.   OR if you aren’t feeling quite right but are embarrassed to take yourself to the doctor or even the emergency room.  Even though your test turns out normal, at least there is the added benefit of not having to worry about it.

You owe yourself and your family – no matter how young – to keep ahead of any hereditary conditions that can affect you.


Scar Tissue

Scar tissue isn’t good for you.  It forces you to compensate, keeps you stuck and can hold injury in place while basically ‘freezing’ the area around it.

Structural Integration offers release from this issue by working to open it at the site and around it, to BALANCE the area.

Change your tissue…change your life…

How Fascia can help you

Some of the reasons fascia and the fascial system is important are:

1. It holds your organs in their proper positions
2. Maintains upright stance
3. provides for a gel-like matrix so muscles and organs can slide past each other

Just like making your bed

Here is a partial quote from Ida P. Rolf, developer of Structural Integration:

. . . it can be like making your bed in the morning. You think you’re going to get by without pulling that bed apart, so you pull up this cover and the next cover. When you get all the covers puffed up, you’ve got nine ridges running across the bed. Now you’ve got to go to a deeper layer and organize the deeper layer, and make your bed on top of that. Then you’ve got a made bed. Well it’s the same with the body: you’ve got to organize those deeper layers. . .


It’s time for spring cleaning, window washing, yard cleaning and gardening.  Watch that you don’t do too much too soon.

Spring is also a time to get in shape from the winter.   The first step is to just do it.  Body work, exercise, eating right.  So you can enjoy the spring and summer.

My work as a Structural Integrator has offered much happiness to me and much relief to my clients.  They are not only able to avoid injury but to get out of one, especially if chronic. . . in order to continuing what they love doing.

By Cody Smolik, Rolf Practitioner

Advanced Rolf Practitioner