The mouth, jaw, and tongue are powerful areas in the body. They express, take in, give out, taste, and are a babyâ€™s first area of self-soothing and sensory exploration. While TMJ, teething grinding, or an aching jaw are obvious indicators of excessive jaw tension, studied observation of the mandible (lower jaw bone) to the cranium.. read more →
This four day workshop covered many themes; all related to using the body as a vehicle for healing. The difference between using the body to heal (“bottom up processing”) vs. the brain to heal (“top down processing”) is that the body can sequence and release egoic emotions (anger, fear, sadness) where as the brain needs.. read more →
As I walk into a room, I take in with my eyes the shape of the room, the brightness of the lights, the presence of other people. Sight is the primary sense from which most humans receive information about their surroundings. Eye movement helps determine what exactly we think we see. If our gaze is.. read more →
The endocrine glands are a system; Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen repeated the glands’ significance as a system a few times during the workshop and I have made several parallels between this observation and her unique teaching style. I heard BBC say that each member of the group must be ready before the community as a whole.. read more →
I have been asked by a colleague about tango dancing and lordosis…The following is my response based on my experience with tango and Structural Integration. I refer to the follower as a woman and the leader as a man solely for the purpose of easy clarification. The posture of the close embrace involves a slight.. read more →
Biomechanics of Alignment- an advanced training taught by Liz Gaggini gave me new perspectives on various patterns and structural misalignments that affect support, adaptability and movement. By the end of the workshop I was seeing deeper layers of structure- like a body within a body. A key to this workshop was understanding how parts relate.. read more →
Scars are interesting; they tell stories. Even when they are barely visible on the skin they can exist under the surface as physical and palpable proof of a significant life experience. Different types of scars benefit from different types of manual touch.Â A cesarean scar on the abdomen that appears as a thin faded incision line.. read more →
I’ve taken this class three times and it remains the most profound, illuminating and inspiring workshop I’ve ever taken on any subject. It is a workshop that relates to anything human- be it anatomy, health, movement, and spirituality. Each time I’ve taken this class I gain a new understanding of the body, what lives inside.. read more →
“Every time I have had a session with Jessica Silver I felt like new person, taller, stronger, younger by 20 years…like a snake coming out from old skin! As a Cirque du Soleil performer with a lot physical demands on my body, Rolfing gives me huge benefits! I strongly recommend anyone to have it..”
Jessica has skilled hands and a keen eye. She works deeply and effectively bringing new life to the tissues of the body.
What I liked best about Jessica was her touch. Â She engaged with a true eye and a true heart, much like an archer drawing back her bow and releasing to the target. I felt her work was clear, focused, and skillful. I would recommend her work to anyone interested in this important healing art.
An avid tennis player, I am able to stretch more effectively since working with Jessica, which helps me feel more comfortable in my body no matter what activity I’m doing. Her warm manner and knowing hands helped unlock years of stress and I credit her work for helping me be freer and easier in my body.
For years I had chronic back pain that I thought was a result of working at a computer. After the 10 series with Jessica, I learned that pain is not something I have to live with. Her work not only resolved my back pain but lengthened my toes, helping me to feel more comfortable walking and moving in general.
I have tried many types of body work (physio, massage, shiatsu, chiropractic), and I have found Structural Integration to be the most effective. After 10 sessions, the effect had such a profound impact that after four years, I continue to come once a month, every month, as part of my commitment to maintaining the health of my spine. I find Jessica to be deeply committed to her work. The way she works reveals an immense care and concern that has made it easy to develop complete trust and to let g…