International Association of Structural Integrators
Your Interests Come First
We are happy to announce that members of the International Association of Structural Integrators (IASI) can now receive professional liability insurance with your membership in IASI. We know how important this benefit is to you, and because of IASI’s membership in the Federation of Therapeutic Massage, Bodywork, and Somatic Practice Organizations, this high quality coverage is now available to you at a great price.
Having professional liability insurance coverage as part of your membership gives you the peace of mind that you’ll be protected in your day-to-day practice. With your individual coverage, your interests are protected if you’re named in a covered lawsuit, and your coverage will travel with you as long as you’re practicing within the scope of your license and in accordance with IASI's modalities not otherwise excluded.
Broad Protection and Occurrence Coverage
Because this is an occurrence policy, you’re protected regardless of when a claim is made, as long as your membership and this insurance was in place at the time of the covered incident. You can work confidently, knowing you’re protected by one of the broadest professional liability insurance programs in the industry.
Admitted Policy – backed by the State Insurance Department Guaranty Fund
This professional liability policy is offered on an Admitted policy and is backed by the state guarantee fund. To our knowledge, we are the only program backed by an Admitted insurance policy. Others utilize a non-admitted/surplus lines carrier which does not offer this additional protection. The coverage offered by the guaranty fund is unique to each state.
IASI is excited to announce the results of the 2013 Board of Directors Election. These elected individuals bring a diverse set of background experiences and leadership qualities to IASI, and we are thrilled to have them on the IASI Board of Directors. Please join us in welcoming our incoming Board members!
Stefanie Boyer is a Certified Soma Practitioner in Kirkland, WA. She was introduced to the world of SI through her own painful injury, in which Soma helped her recover and then some! After her new lease on life, Stefanie is passionate about being a catalyst for great recoveries and transformations for others, as well as bringing SI into the forefront of holistic wellness. Stefanie brings with her experience in program management and consulting in higher education, as well as in city and state governments.
Molly Brackett's passion is helping people live their best lives, and her approach to healing and wellness focuses on one thing: long-term results. With over 8 years of experience in structural integration, scar tissue therapy and yoga, she utilizes her expertise in these areas to help her clients achieve their wellness goals. Molly is enthusiastic about making a positive impact on the SI profession, and feels it was a natural fit for her to join the IASI Board of Directors. She graduated from the Guild for Structural Integration in 2007 after being a corporate refugee and involvement with family businesses. Molly looks forward to serving the SI community in many capacities.
Patty Murphy is a practicing Certified Rolfer™ in New Jersey and New York, and loves the work she does. Through her own struggles with the State of New York’s Educational Department and licensing laws, she became involved with the IASI Law and Legislation Committee earlier this year. Having found IASI to be a huge asset in this process, she decided to join the Board of Directors so that she can provide support to others as well. She fully believes in Dr. Rolf’s work and wants to contribute to maintaining the high standards of structural integration. She is also passionate about moving SI into the future as a distinct profession so that more people can experience the unique benefits that our work provides.
AnnaTimmons is a certified Rolfer™ in Evergreen, Colorado. In addition, she contributes to the profession as a fledgling assistant instructor in anatomy and physiology at the Rolf Institute in Boulder. As an enthusiastically active person she recognizes the benefits of structural integration more and more with each passing year. Anna believes SI could (and should) come to the forefront of awareness in the mainstream public as a viable and imperative form of whole health. By coming together under this umbrella that Ida P. Rolf developed practitioners have an opportunity to evolve and expand, strengthening the roots and branches of SI. With a fresh perspective and enthusiasm for spreading the good word of structural integration, Anna hopes to support the mission of IASI in every way possible.
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.