Structural Integration

Table of contents

The path to a strong, resilient body

1 Get a 10 series

The 10 series is where you start to get your body opened, aligned, and integrated. It creates the foundation for lasting balance. No two sessions are the same and each one builds on the order and alignment created in the last. By the end, your patterns of tension and pain are replaced with a pattern of increased length and greater openness.

2 Practice movement cues

Practice makes permanent! After every SI session, we have you walk so you can feel the changes from the session while in movement. We will give you a specific cue relevant to your body and the session so the feeling of balance becomes a permanent part of your body.

3 Get advanced SI work

We recommend getting an advanced series (3 series or 5 series) every 2 to 6 months. How often you get work depends on how much SI work you've had. Each series builds on the balance and openness that was achieved in the last, allowing you to keep getting to new levels of freedom and movement.

Go from this... to this

human body as stacked blocks

Redefine what your body is capable of

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I started working with a personal trainer after the 10 series, and my trainer always uses me as the example of good form.

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I had another x-ray of my spine, and my doctor is convinced the x-ray was taken from a different angle because the position of my spine has changed.

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After 1 session, I can actually feel what my pilates instructor has been telling me to do for years.

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I didn't know you could fix that. My doctor and physical therapist just said it was aging.

The SI Process: sessions and series

10 series: the foundation

1st Hour

organizing a rib cage


Organize the rib cage

Free the hips

Balance the torso over the pelvis

Improve breathing capacity

Areas worked

Ribs, hips, femurs, neck, back

Key landmarks

Top of head

Direction: up

2nd Hour

organizing a foot


Untwist lower legs

Open and align knee and ankle joints

Balance relationship of heel, foot, and ankle

Lengthen the spine from the legs

Areas worked

Lower legs, ankles, feet

Key landmarks


Direction: down(grounding)

3rd Hour

front-to-back balance


Organize the rib cage

Free pelvis from torso

Organize arms to torso

Create front-to-back balance

Areas worked

Torso, pelvis, arms, neck, cranium

Key landmarks

3rd-hour line

Direction: out (lateral)

4th Hour

organizing an inner leg


Organize the pelvis over the ankles

Lengthen the spine from the legs

Balance the front and back of the body through the inner legs

Areas worked

Inner legs, ankles, feet

Key landmarks

Sitting bone

Direction: back

5th Hour

front to back balance


Balance the space between the spine and belly

Open the neck to balance it with the belly

Areas worked

Belly, ribs, neck

Key landmarks

Front plane of torso

Direction: out (of the spine)

6th Hour

organizing a posterior leg


Free the sacrum

Open and balance the pelvis

Lengthen the spine from the legs

Untwist the legs from the pelvis

Areas worked

Posterior legs, sacrum, ankles, feet

Key landmarks


Direction: back, down

7th Hour

organizing a cranium


Open and organize the neck and head

Align the head and neck with the rest of the body

Lengthen the spine through the head

Areas worked

Clavicles, neck, head

Key landmarks

Top of head

Direction: up

8th Hour

integration: the legs


Create movement connection through the legs

Areas worked

Pelvis, legs

9th Hour

integration: the arms


Balance the arms to lie evenly between front and back of the torso

Create movement connection through the arms

Areas worked

Ribs, arms, neck, head

Key landmarks


Direction: out (lateral)

10th Hour

integration: the whole body


Integrate the entire body, from superficial to deep

Leave the body at peace

Areas worked

Whole body

3 series: advanced integration

The 3 series is more than just a tune up. Just like in the 10 series, there are places throughout the body that can always use more up, down, or out. Translation, you can keep on gaining openness and length. With each advanced series you complete, your body achieves increasingly higher levels of alignment and freedom, while you gain greater awareness and connection.

After completion of the 10 series, a 3 series is usually done every 2-4 months.

5 series: elite integration

The 5 Series creates the most significant structural change of any SI work. Unique body positions and your movement while in gravity, unlock structural tension patterns like nothing else can.

Because this series is very demanding to receive, it’s not for everyone. For those who are candidates, the 5 series can be done once a year in rotation with the 3 series (3 series - 5 series - 3 series). For those who aren’t candidates, great structural advancement can continue with additional 3 series.

Before your first session

Please make sure your skin is free of lotion or oils.

What to wear: men

- Briefs/boxer briefs are preferable to boxers

- No long compression shorts

What to wear: women

- Non-underwire bra (regular, sports bra, bandeau) that’s not too tight around the band is ideal

- Full coverage underwear (briefs, bikini, boyshorts)

What to expect

Your practitioner will go over your health history form as well as answer any questions you have before your session begins. For your practitioner to assess your structure and movement, you will be asked to stand and/or walk periodically through the session. This also allows you to feel and give feedback on changes that are occurring in your body.

Sessions take about 80-100 minutes. This includes hands-on work and movement education and practice.

If you'd like photos taken before and after your 10 Series, please let your practitioner know.


Do I need a consultation?

What conditions do not make me a good candidate for structural integration?

Can I do SI if I'm pregnant?

Do I have to commit to doing the whole 10 series?

Does insurance cover SI?

What do I wear?

How long is each session?

How long do I wait between sessions?

What comes after the 10 series?

After the 10 series, how long do I wait to get advanced work?

Can I share my 10 series with someone else?

Is structural integration safe for children?

I have seen a Rolfer in the past. Do I still need a 10 series?

Can SI fix my scoliosis?

What should I do between sessions?

Is there anything I should avoid doing while going through a series?