SI bodywork focuses on manually freeing and sculpting fascia. Fascia becomes glued, hard and dehydrated as it responds to misalignment and malfunction over time. The SI practitioner can free these restrictions by the skilled application of pressure and movement.
The approach to opening and freeing the body often occurs initially over a series of 10 sessions. These sessions systematically unwind the connective tissue web, each session building on the one before it. As the sessions progress, the body will unravel its habitual stresses and compensations, allowing more efficient movements, alignment and balance.
Although the 10–session format is a systematic approach to change, the principles of Structural Integration are easily applied to any issue, complaint or problem that may arise in the human structure and can be practiced effectively to address clinical concerns. Moreover, after a series of SI work, a person may want to continue using the structural approach in ongoing bodywork for wellness.