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Happy Holidays! Be Happy and Healthy!

Happy Holidays!

Restructure your body!  Be flexible, aligned, pain free.  I have added Reiki and Scar Therapy to my practice.

Also gift certificates are available and until December 20, all session are $15 off.

It is a good time for maintenance!  Free your body and clear your energy!

Call if you need me, I’m here to help.


Working with the feet…

Here is an example of how things can be changed by Structural Integration.    The before:

See the video below which will show the process:

Note that the results are lasting.  The body, in this case, the feet, will continue to adjust to their situation and begin to incorporate or integrate this change with the rest of the leg and up into the hip.  More work will solidify this and help keep the changes and continue the growth.

This is the change though by no means the final:

the “Recipe”

Ida Rolf called her 10 series session as ‘the recipe’.  I have wondered why.  Pondering this, I figured this out to my satisfaction which makes so much sense to me.

When you bake a cake, for example, you don’t stop with putting flour into a bowl and then putting sugar next to it, then butter, then eggs, etc. fully mixed batter This will not make anything near a cake.  The chemical reaction and blending of these ingredients, however, will.




So it needs to be mixed together.  Not even a partial mix will do unless you want uneven texture and taste.





All of the ingredients need to be thoroughly blended so that the chemical reactions can occur, the texture and flavors are consistent.






Then in the oven it goes to have the raw product which began as parts or pieces and was put into a whole, to be further integrated in the oven until there is a finished product…a cake.





The body begins as a disorganized thing that often works one part independently of the other.  This makes for an efficient, cumbersome, inflexible one.

With Structural Integration, the body’s parts become more pliable, becoming more homogenous and ordered into a balanced whole.



This putting together of the body has its reward in that it works as a whole, with itself and further with the Earth’s gravitational pull.

The body then continues to integrate, building strength, flexibility and resilience, producing freedom of movement and freedom from pain.


We are the finished product of putting ourselves together.  How fortunate there is a technique like this.

The Working Structure

Let your structure work FOR you

In Ida Rolf speak it is  “align’, “unravel”, “lengthen” , “balance”.  We want to bring it back to health.  We also want to re-align, reorganize and unwind the pieces of the body.  Then integrate it so that there is a whole balanced structure.

Structural Integration is one of the foremost ways to do this.   There are two concepts.  Integrating the body with itself.  Integrating it within the gravitational field.  The body can then function as a whole and work with gravity, not have gravity work against it.

I want my clients to feel the space inside, the flexibility and ease of movement.  This healing takes on a life of its own.  The body comes alive.

Helping Release Scar Tissue with Structural Integration

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

Structural Integration offers release from this by working the scar tissue.  It opens it at the site and around it, to BALANCE the area This makes the tissue more homogenous.

Change your tissue…change your life…