By definition, structural integration is a series of sessions with a beginning, middle, and end. That said, a series is not always feasible for people. Depending on your individual needs and circumstances, there are several treatment options to choose from at Upright Integration. We can always customize a series so that it will work for you. All sessions are approximately ninety minutes long.
Individual sessions are often used as an introduction to what it feels and looks like to receive SI. They can also be great as a tune-up following an extended series. Individual sessions will only be able to accommodate a single issue or complaint, but addressing that complaint may involve work in multiple regions of the body.
Opening Three series:
The Opening three Series is just the first three sessions of the classic 12 series. It starts by opening and releasing the “sleeve” progressing from front, to back, to the sides of the body. It’s a great way to get an introduction to structural integration, and if the work is resonating, you can simply continue into a longer series that works for you. Much relief can be had just by receiving these first three sessions, But for deeper work and more lasting change, a longer series is recommended.
Global Four Series:
The Global Four Series is a wonderful entry into the world of structural integration. It is a complete treatment protocol in its own right, but it can also act as a foundation for more in-depth structural bodywork and movement exploration. The series takes a tour through the body, working to facilitate balance from head to toe. The first session aims to create stability in the feet, legs, and pelvis. Session two focuses on creating ease and balance in the pelvic girdle and ribcage. Session three connects the pelvic girdle and the shoulder girdle via the spine and ribcage. Session four helps to balance the head, neck and shoulders.
Injury-Specific Three Series:
The Specific Three Series can be good for someone who is dealing with a single issue or acute injury and is in need of focused care and attention. Due to the complex interconnected relationships of the body and the holistic approach this therapy takes, we may or may not be working directly on the part of the body experiencing symptoms.
Classic Twelve Series:
The Classic Twelve Series takes a much longer tour of the body, systematically progressing through the many fascial layers of our structure, and balancing and reorganizing the connective tissue more comprehensively than a Three Series is able to achieve. Sessions 1 to 4 are focused on releasing the “sleeve” of the body, session 5 to 7 are about opening the core, and sessions 8 to 12 seek integration between the sleeve and the core. The Twelve Series is wonderful for someone who is ready to make a commitment to him or herself, and is interested in decreasing their pain, improving their posture, and finding greater possibilities for higher function within the body.