Hellerwork Structural Integration
Structural Bodywork | Movement Education | Somatic Dialogue
I utilize manual therapy techniques to restore the client’s fascia back to it’s natural, healthy state which is elastic and fluid. As more space is created in and around the joints and musculature, the client experiences an alignment that is as dynamic and fluid as it is stable.
The structural bodywork component of Hellerwork is systematic, following a series of 11-sessions. Each session has a focus on achieving alignment in a certain area of the body, with the overarching goal of supporting the whole body. In a session the client may experience hands on work in various positions on the table, sitting, standing, and in movement.
The client also receives movement lessons that focus on integrating the newly achieved pattern, and exploring new possibilities for self expression through movement. Movement education in Hellerwork is integrated at every level of the work to help clients understand their patterns and to embody new ways of being and moving through the world.
During the session I work with the client in a process called somatic dialogue. This dialogue supports the client in developing a deeper mind-body connection. Simply, it helps one become aware of how their thoughts, feelings and beliefs affect their body, and how their body affects their thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. It gives the client the opportunity to ground emotions in the body, and to explore what emotions underlay physical sensations.
I believe there is an intimate relationship between movement and self-expression and that as one increases their range of motion and feels more physical freedom, they also increase their range of emotion and grow in their capacity to express themselves verbally and emotionally. As a Certified Hellerwork Practitioner, it is an honor to facilitate this exploration.
You can learn more about the series of eleven sessions and the benefits they offer below or visit the Hellerwork website for more detailed information including research, articles, and videos.
Experience greater ease and depth in your breathing.
Connect with your postural Line.
2) Standing on Your Own Two Feet
Improve balance and enhance fluid movement through the legs and feet.
3) Reaching Out
Develop length through the sides of the body and increase fluid movement of the shoulder girdle.
4) Control and Surrender
Allow movement to flow from the core and improve awareness of the relationship between your pelvic floor and inner leg.
5) The Guts
Allow the belly to activate and release in appropriate function.
Gain awareness and learn to engage the psoas while walking.
6) Holding Back
Gain awareness of the back body and improve fluid movement of the spine.
7) Losing your Head
Is your mind separate from your body?
Experience continuity throughout your entire body.
8) The Feminine
Improve rotational movement capacities in the lower-body and experience more ease in your stance in life.
9) The Masculine
Improve rotational movement capacities in the upper-body and experience more balance in standing.
Experience more space and fluid movement in your joints.
11) Coming Out
What is next for you?
Empowerment, Self-Expression, and Closure.