Structural Integration (Hellerwork)
What should I expect?
SI is a bodywork technique that uses hands-on bodywork and conscious movement improve structural alignment. In the series, each session looks at a specific myofascial body region and considers its function and relation to the whole.
We want to see the joints balanced on top of one another -- bringing the hips under the ribcage and releasing fascial restrictions around and on the ribs provides the diaphragm an increased capacity for full and easy breathing. A well-stacked body improves overall health and function by reducing overall tensions from compensatory patterns and allowing gravity to act as a source of stability and a strengthening force.
When you arrive, we will look at the fascia's presentation and story. Our bodies tell the story of our lives and lifestyle. Habitual and repetitive motion (work, hobbies, exercise) as well as past injuries and surgeries create expressions within the fascia that can relate to persistent pain and other health conditions. For the check-in, a change of athletic clothing is recommended.
The bulk of a session involves myofascial treatment on the table, although sometimes seated and standing work may be included. The structural bodywork is somewhat like deep tissue massage, with clients prompted to engage in slow, directed movements. At times, gentler techniques allow the fascia and nervous system to experience themselves, introducing additional possibilities of being and expression.
After treatment, we will take a post evaluation with guided movement exploration to consider ergonomics in walking and other repetitive movements.
Individual Bodywork Session
Individual sessions are a great way to experience the many benefits bodywork provides, from regulating the nervous system to addressing acute pain, or simply feeling better. We will discuss together your desired outcomes and use a blend of myofascial techniques and cranial sacral therapy to address your needs. 60 and 90 minute sessions available.
What should I wear?
Treatment is typically done with men in underwear and women in a bra and underwear, which allows for direct fascial work. If you would prefer to wear athletic or biking shorts during treatment, that’s fine, and a camisole or a tank top can be worked around as well.
Fees and Scheduling
I offer a pay-what-you-can model, because everyone should be able to get the care that they need.
Prices below are suggested.
Hellerwork Structural Integration Series
$75 per session
The 11-series package: $750
Individual Bodywork Session
$75 for 60 minutes
$100 for 90 minutes
Children age 11 and under
$20 for 30 minutes, $40 for an hour of structural bodywork.
*A parent or guardian must be present at the first session.
tips accepted but are not expected
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7am - 4:30pm Tuesday - Thursday
7am - 3:30pm Friday