Good posture cannot be achieve just by working on freeing the fascia alone. As structural integrators, we work on the principles of hydrating, differentiating, lengthening and integrating the fascia network of the body. However, a body is not static and unmoving, rather we are a living and breathing dynamic, self regulating organism.
As Rolfers, we have both structural and functional goals. Structural goals for each session relate to fixations in the myofascia. Functional goals for each session relate to fixations in function, including perception, coordination and worldview (pychobiology). So, we have two missions in working within the Basic Ten Session series; first, to differentiate between a lession, a place where movement may be desired, but is not possible (structural fixation) and, an inhibition, a place where movement is possible but is not expressed.
We use movement re-education to work with functional fixations by helping client create a better perception of space in all planes to facilitate improved coordination and to thereby allow a greater spectrum of possibliities of expression. Structure can also be affected in this way.
Picture of a man running with lots of efforts. ie. breathing unregulated and eyes closed hurtling the body forward.
Effortless running by lengthening stride allowing more push-off from the hind leg, better perception of space with eyes and ears open and good arm coordination with the rest of the body.