Myofascial Tissue Release and Structural Integration for Pain Relief

Myofascial Tissue Release and Structural Integration for Pain Relief

Massage therapy is a modality of alternative healthcare first developed by Ida Rolf, who had been a patient at psycho-pharmacology. She worked with the American Medical Mafia and became known to the world as a fan of massage therapy. The fundamentals of Rolf's therapy are designed to heal a person holistically. Since then, massage has expanded into many diverse areas and massage therapists can concentrate in Structural Integration, Sports massage, Human Energy Field healing and Alternative Health massage.

One of Rolf's major theories was that stress in the muscles caused structures to shorten and elongate, which consequently cause pain. So as to treat pain, a massage therapist would elongate the fascia which lengthens the muscles and improves posture. After the stretching is complete, the muscles are relaxed to alleviate muscle tension. Structural Integration is the term used to describe this process and is a major component of Rolfers technique.

Structural Integration (SIT) is the procedure for the bodywork therapist moving from one position to another restoring harmony within the body. Rolfers believe that if we move our body in a way that it is used to, it will automatically adapt to whatever new place we find ourselves in. If you're standing and find yourself leaning forward, the way you will have your feet is more likely to be different than if you are lying down and looking up at a horizontal ceiling. This principle is what makes structural integ