Structural Integration is a holistic type of bodywork that focuses on fascia or connective tissue of the body. Fascia surrounds muscles, bones, organs, and nerves, binding some structures together and allowing others to move and glide smoothly. Fascia is designed to be elastic and move freely with muscles and bones. Injury, stress, work-related repetitive movements and the effects of aging can cause fascia to lose its elasticity and become shorter, tighter, and more dense. Tightened fascia pulls our muscles and skeleton out of proper alignment and posture, which you may experience as pain, tension, restricted movement, discomfort, and fatigue. Structural Integration works to lengthen, stretch, and soften this tissue to restore postural balance, ease of movement, and a feeling of being more at home in your own body. It is practiced in an organized series of sessions or individual sessions within a framework that is designed to restore postural balance by aligning and integrating the body in gravity. Structural Integration is based on the work of Dr. Ida P. Rolf.