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What is Hellerwork Structural Integration?

Hellerwork Structural Integration, created by Joseph Heller, expands on Dr. Rolf’s method. In Hellerwork, we address the psycho-emotional aspect of the person and integrate the body, mind and movement connection patterns in order to create complete and lasting change.

What really distinguishes Hellerwork from the other forms of Structural Integration are the added components of Somatic Psychology, Active Therapeutic Dialogue and Movement Education.

Designed to work over 11 sessions with each session building on the next over a period of time, Hellerwork creates the possibilities of growth and change individual designed for each client.

Deep Tissue Bodywork:
The bodywork you will receive in Hellerwork is considered to be a deep tissue, hands on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body. What is different then a deep tissue massage or other structural integration practices is that we take a gentler approach into the tissue and connect at a deep level that creates changes that can be felt almost immediately. Combining deep tissue bodywork with client movement on the table, allows for the fascia, muscles, ligaments, and tendons to be released and opened in a way that is natural on how we move in day to day living.

Movement Education:

In Hellerwork, it is integrated at every level and is the true context of this work. Our goal is to give our clients a “retraining” in the way that they move through their lives. This is presented on the physical, emotional and psychological levels.

By addressing the entire person and not just the body, pain and stiffness on all levels is reduced or eliminated, and fluidity, freedom and ease takes its place. Even though all Structural Integration methods address the structure and function of the body, Hellerwork provides a deeper exploration into the psycho-emotive aspect of the person.

Somatic Psychology:

Is the therapeutic dialogue process that occurs during sessions, which assists clients in releasing old patterns stored in the body, therefore allowing them to evolve to a level of increased personal awareness and authenticity in their lives. From our perspective, the individual’s ability to move through life with ease makes all the difference in the way one lives, speaks and acts in the world.

There is a complex relationship between movement and self-expression, and simply put, the greater the ease of movement, the easier it is for people to express themselves verbally and emotionally. Movement is encouraged in Hellerwork Structural Integration, and achieved on every level.

The first level is the freedom that is created in the physical body, as alignment is improved along with the release of chronic pain and holding patterns.The deeper levels of work are related to the inter-relatedness between the mind, the emotions, and the body.

Hellerwork addresses these levels by exploring their relationships and offers facilitation to clients. This process assists in clearing out old and dysfunctional patterns and creates new optimal perspectives and tools that inspire awareness, joy, and freedom.

Our heart-based approach is healing and transformative by nature because people grow more easily when they experience love and support.

A shift in the body is a shift in consciousness.

Cost of Hellerwork Structural Integration:  1 1/2 hours for $110

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