Structural Integration helps improve athletic and artistic performance by re-organizing physical structure and adopting new habits to use gravity and alignment efficiently. Hands-on bodywork that encourages the body to let go of places that feel “stuck” results in greater range of motion, strength and increased flexibility. Structural Integration results in seemingly small changes to one’s everyday.. read more →
Long after an injury or surgery, the body can hold onto residual sensations including stiffness to impaired mobility. Compensation patterns can occur that make a person feel off balance or weaker on one side of the body. Structural Integration restores fluidity and flexibility to the body by working the connective tissues around muscles and working.. read more →
Optimally, living bodies are moving expressions of vitality. Poor posture, on the other hand, the look and feel of being dragged down, collapsed, or slouched, betrays and interferes with this vitality and makes living a lot harder than it needs to be. The causes of poor posture are varied: they can be the mixed result.. read more →
Chronic pain can be experienced in various places in the body including the head, feet, lower back, and in the neck and shoulders. Structural Integration is often a solution to relief from chronic pain. Its approach to alleviating chronic pain is not with a fix-it type manipulation or symptomatic spot work, but with a careful.. read more →
It jolted me one day when in the middle of a session, a client opened his eyes, and asked if I was touching his Soul. I didn’t have an immediate answer and have since been grateful for what has become an almost two decade long enquiry for an answer to this profound question. Running a.. read more →
Holding a stretch, especially before and after a workout, improves performance and prevents injury…or so we were all told…But now, after years warming up and down with toe touches, forward bends and the famous “Runner’s Stretch”, the benefits of holding a 20-30 second stretch is proving to be an injurious time waster. We imagine holding.. read more →
Lead from your heart, follow your heart… A meaningless clichè or solid guidance for making decisions? Does following what’s in my heart today lead to a desirable outcome longterm? Doesn’t doing so put one at risk for heartbreak? And who hasn’t had a change of heart down the road? I’ve heard “lead from the heart”.. read more →
Lately, my Rolfing colleagues and I have been discussing our work of Structural Integration, the re-alignment of physical structure through touch and movement, and neuroscience, the study of the nervous system. Science has known for ages that the brain informs the body. The brain creates a message in the form of a thought and via nerves, sends the message.. read more →
The mouth, jaw, and tongue are powerful areas in the body. They express, take in, give out, taste, and are a baby’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 →
Thanks in part to my chosen profession, I am a keen and interested observer of posture, body language and movement. I am constantly fascinated by the many ways there are to express oneself through movement; there seems to be as much variety of ways to move as there are people. As Vancouver’s 10K Sun Run.. read more →
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“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. 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…