structural integration

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structural integration

(1) Rolfing, see there.
(2) Awareness-oriented structural therapy, see there.
(3) Any of a number of bodywork techniques intended to reorganise and integrate the body in relationship to gravity, by manipulating soft tissues and/or correcting inappropriate patterns of movement and rebalance the body and nervous system.

Central to structural integration therapies is the belief that the fascia is not a series of single units enveloping muscle, but rather an interconnected system that extends from the top of the head to the toes; according to this construct, disease occurs when the fascial system becomes indurated and constricted through the vicissitudes of emotional stress, habitual poor posture, repetitive use syndrome, trauma and others. Anecdotal evidence suggests that structural integration may be effective for allergies, arthritis, flat feet, gastrointestinal complaints, low back pain, sciatica, scoliosis, tennis elbow, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome and other conditions.
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struc·tu·ral in·teg·ra·tion

(strŭk'shŭr-ăl in-te-grā'shŭn)
A bodywork modality focusing on fascial manipulation, increased body awareness, and movement education. Intended to improve postural balance and functional ease by aligning and integrating the body in relationship to gravity.
See also: deep tissue massage, neuromuscular therapy
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