What Is Structural Integration & How Does It Work?

What Is Structural Integration & How Does It Work?

Release Your Fascia with Structural Integration at Tannenbaum Chiropractic

Structural integration is a process of manual therapy (hands-on) used to release tension and lessen stressful patterns within the body. Your structural integration may take place over a series of sessions wherein your therapist will work with you to move the fascia and lengthen the tissue, releasing knots and adherences.

As humans in a fast-paced world, we often learn to adapt in a fight-or-flight state to protect ourselves from a variety of perceived threats. As the adaptations and responses become habits, we often end up stuck in the fight or flight state long after we are “done” protecting ourselves. This adaptation results in chronic stress and tension, holding onto the trauma, stress, and physical injury, leading to chronic pain, stiffness, poor posture, and illness.

Structural integration focuses on your relationship with your body, emphasizing movement and myofascial release. It systematically helps every area of the body. If you are suffering from pain and muscle tightness that you think may be due to living in fight or flight, structural integration may be the solution you need. At Tannenbaum Chiropractic, we can help you create a program that releases tension, find relief from stress and pain, and work to realign the body into better posture.

Call Tannenbaum Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment with our Beverly Hills structural integration specialists.

What Is the Physical Focus of Structural Integration?

This type of bodywork focuses on the connective tissue of the body known as fascia. Fascia surrounds our muscle groups, individual muscles, organs, blood vessels, and nerves, helping connect structures and let others move among each other smoothly.

Our fascia is designed to move freely and be elastic but stress, injury, trauma, and repetitive movements (along with aging) can make fascia tighter, shorter, and denser. When this happens, the fascia pulls at our musculoskeletal structure, wreaking havoc on our posture and alignment, and causing pain, fatigue, and inflammation.

Structural integration and myofascial release aim to soften the fascia, stretch the tissue, restore balance, and posture, and make movement easier. Practitioners will use a variety of techniques to help soften and reposition fascia using varied pressure and stretching movements. Your practitioner will work with your body’s movements to release the stored trauma, stress, pain, and injury.

Call Tannenbaum Chiropractic to Try Structural Integration

When you are tired of fighting with your posture, straining to be comfortable, and living in a state of stress, it’s time to try structural integration. It will target both your body postures and your fascia, helping to find relief from chronic pain and fatigue. Our Beverly Hills team of structural integration practitioners can help you feel better in your body, teaching you to move positively and to stop the habits of fight or flight.

Contact Tannenbaum Chiropractic today and schedule an appointment with our Beverly Hills chiropractic team. We’re here to help you find relief.