Rolfing® Structural Integration is a hands-on bodywork therapy for creating greater ease, improving posture, decreasing symptoms of pain and discomfort, and speeding recovery from injuries. Rolfing® Structural Integration addresses the underlying causes of pain by working on the strain patterns that occur throughout the entire body, not just on the symptoms of chronic pain and tension those patterns produce. These whole body strain patterns are caused by general stress and tension, by how we’ve compensated for injuries, from repetitive strains due to work habits or sports, chronic emotional states, as well as from the strains of everyday life and activities. Rolfers® assess the range of motion available in joints and limbs, observe walking patterns and posture, then work the muscles, fascia, ligaments and joints to create more length, increased range of motion, improved posture and flexibility. This relieves or eliminates aches and pains, and balances the whole body with gravity and with itself. Often done as a series of ten treatments to get at the root causes of the strain patterns, individual sessions are useful for quick relief of specific symptoms. The work is kept at a depth that creates sensations of ease, release, expansion, and lengthening.