Our bodies are us as process, not us as thing. Structure is slowed down process. Stanley Keleman
THE 10 SESSIONS
The basic, foundational, meat-and-potatoes format of Integral Bodywork® is a series of 10 Sessions which follows a very specific sequence or protocol for working the connective tissue based on a recipe developed by Ida P. Rolf. The Series is an organic progression. Once Session 1 is completed, a flow of change throughout every square inch of tissue in your body is set in motion. For the rest of the 9 sessions the work follows this unfolding or unwrapping of the entire body from the very tip of your toes to the top of your head and every place in between.
The 10 Sessions can have an enormously positive impact on a person at many levels – physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual. The effect is pervasive and far-reaching. We are from the “life is short” school, so our 10 Sessions series is deep and intense and is intended to rev up the process of personal growth and self development. Deep release in the core of the abdomen and pelvis is the signature feature of our series because experience has proven time and again that these areas form the foundation of the body’s structure. They also provide reliable access to the fundamental issues affecting a person’s structure and overall condition.
Open-ended self development is the vision and overall goal of Integral Bodywork®. At the same time, due to the comprehensive synergy of the 10 Sessions process, pain relief and rejuvenation are predictable outcomes over the course of the Series. However, rather than focusing on healing specific issues of the bodymind or pain relief, the Integral Bodywork® paradigm emphasizes growing beyond one’s symptoms or pain as the most productive path of endeavor. As Ida Rolf used to say, “pain relief is free lunch!”
The entire Series can be repeated indefinitely so one can continue to cycle through the 10 Sessions as the years go by and continue to reap tremendous benefit. Each time through brings new levels of opening, release, insight and growth. Indeed, the Series is an incredibly effective and efficient pathway for personal growth and transformation over the course of a lifetime.
Integral Bodywork® can result in: rejuvenation reduction of pain, improved posture and alignment, increased mobility and flexibility, increased breath capacity, and increased awareness, lightness, space and freedom in the bodymind.
Integral Bodywork® can be beneficial for: spinal conditions: scoliosis, lordosis, kyphosis, depression, fibromyalgia, trauma and abuse issues, life transitions, bodymind disciplines (yoga, martial arts, meditation, dance, etcetera), and creative endeavors (music, voice, fine arts).