International Association of Structural Integrators
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New to Structural Integration?
Structural Integration is a type of bodywork that focuses on the connective tissue, or fascia, of the body. Fascia surrounds muscles, groups of muscles, blood vessels, organs, and nerves, binding some structures together while permitting others to slide smoothly over each other.
Fascia is designed to be elastic and move freely with muscles and bones. Injury, stress, work-related repetitive movements and the effects of aging can cause fascia to lose its elasticity and become shorter, tighter, and more dense. Tightened fascia pulls our muscles and skeleton out of proper alignment and posture, which can cause pain, discomfort, and fatigue.
Structural Integration works to lengthen, stretch, and soften this tissue to restore postural balance, ease of movement, and a feeling of being more at home in your own body. It is practiced in an organized series of sessions or individual sessions within a framework that is designed to restore postural balance by aligning and integrating the body in gravity. Structural Integration is based on the work of Dr. Ida P. Rolf. It is practiced by persons trained in Structural Integration at schools and institutions in accordance with the standards established by the International Association of Structural Integrators (IASI)
To advance and promote the highest professional standards for Structural Integration
To preserve the foundation, and support the continued evolution of the art, science and philosophy of Structural Integration
To represent the interests of Structural Integration professionals to the public, regulatory agencies and other professions
The International Association of Structural Integrators (IASI) is the professional membership organization for Structural Integration. Founded in 2002, IASI sprang up as a grassroots organization from within the profession to set standards, move towards certification, insure continuation of a professional identity, and promote Structural Integration’s continued growth as a respected profession in the healthcare field.
The Yearbook of Structural Integration is now accepting articles for publication in the 2014 edition. Our professional journal connects practitioners around the world with innovations and new insights into our field. We hope you will consider writing an article to share with your peers.