Fascia: Exquisite Medium of Human Expression

Olivia Ireland currently studies at the Soma Institute of Neuromuscular Integration® in Buckley, Washington. She received her BA in English Language and Literature in 1993 from Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, having trained as a teacher and creative writer. During the past decade she has also served humanity as a Pilates assistant and mother to two […]

Hypothesis – Pandiculation: Nature’s Way of Maintaining the Functional Integrity of the Myofascial System?

Luiz Fernando Bertolucci, MD, BSc, is a physiatrist and biologist, a co-founder of Núcleo An- thropos of Integrative Medicine (UNIFESP, São Paulo State Federal University), a Certified Advanced Rolfer™, and a member of the Rolf Institute™ anatomy faculty. He is co-creator and teacher of the Myofascial Release training offered through the ABR (Brazilian Rolfing® Association) […]

Intersubjectivity and the Practice of Rolfing®: An Excerpt

William Smythe, MA, is a pioneer in the fields of Somatic Psychology and Rolfing®. A Certi- fied Advanced Rolfer,™ he has practiced over 30 years. In 1990 he became a teacher for the Rolf Insti- tute of Structural Integration® and has taught Rolfing® structural integration and somatic therapy workshops and trainings internationally. An early collaborator […]

The Case Study Method

Pedro Prado, PhD, Certified Advanced Rolfer™ and Rolf Movement® Practitioner of Sao Paulo, Brazil, is a member of the Advanced and Movement Faculties of the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration®. In 1981, he became the first Certified Rolfer™ from Brazil and brought the work to Latin America. He was a founding member of Brazil’s regional Rolfing® […]

Integrating Scar Tissue into the Fascial Web

Introduction The work on scar tissue is my original work. I learned it from working on the scars of my Rolfing® Structural Integration clients over the years. By 2005, I was able to identify, define, and teach to other practitioners the various techniques I was using to integrate scar tissue. This article is an excerpt […]

Foundations of Structural Integration

Ritchie Mintz is a Certified Advanced Practitioner of Rolfing® Structural Integration. Trained at the Rolf Institute® in 1978, he has decades of experience straightening human frames and aligning bodies with gravity. Ritchie is the founder of the Texas School For Structural Inte- gration, the first and only school in Texas teaching the Ida P. Rolf […]

Neurologic Compression Ratio

Tom Gordy, a graduate of the Guild for Structural Integration, lives, practices, and teaches bodywork in Reno, Nevada. He holds a BA from Purdue, a JD from Tulane, and is cur- rently pursuing a lifetime degree in curiosity. He is honored to be a part of the structural integration community. You can visit his website […]

NSAIDs and Connective Tissue Health

Liam Bowler is a recent KMI graduate and Board Certified Structural IntegratorCM. He holds a BA in Communication Studies from the University of Montana and was chosen as the depart- ment’s top graduate and graduation speech orator. Liam also holds a black belt in taekwondo, his “original training in bodywork.” He lives and practices SI […]

Integrating Fluid Movement into a Structural Integration Series

Anita studied Hellerwork® Structural Integration at the Institute of Structural MedicineTM with Donna Bajelis as her primary teacher. She graduated 10 years ago and practices in the Cascade foothills in Issaquah, WA, USA. She is the author of Relieve Stiffness and Feel Young Again with Undulation. Her website is www.undulationexercise.com and she can be contacted […]

Dissection of a Fascial Stretch

Chris Frederick has been an SI practitioner since 2004 and a physical therapist since 1989. He is co-director with his wife, Ann, of the Stretch to Win Institute, where manual therapy professionals are trained and certified in Fascial Stretch Therapy™. Chris co-authored a book with Ann, Stretch to Win, published by Human Kinetics. He also […]