HELLERWORK STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION Jean Haines.
Hellerwork is a refined and truly integrative
system of bodywork + movement + dialogue designed to rebalance and re-energise
the structure and alignment of the whole body. It is a powerful personal
Hellerwork helps brings
lasting relief from pain, tension, stress and trauma. It improves posture and alignment,
performance and confidence. Clients experience a greater fluidity and ease of
expression and movement. Hellerwork focuses on rebalancing the entire body
returning it to a more aligned, relaxed and youthful state. Physically this
therapy teaches people to use their bodies more effectively.
Mindful dialogue enables a
deep connection to be established between your thoughts,
feelings, beliefs and
outlooks, and your body .This enables you to integrate body, mind and spirit,
creating new and positive approaches to your life experience.
HELLERWORK THE CONCEPT
The therapy stems from the concepts of Dr. Ida Rolf, a
biochemist, and Joseph Heller, a structural engineer. The human body is like
plastic (70% water) and can be “sculpted” to a more flexible form at any age.
Enveloping organs, bones, and muscle is fascia, a lubricating gel-like
connective tissue that enables a full range of movement throughout the body.
This fascia will “stick” tight if part of the body has become immobile or
damaged for even a short time, discomfort and loss of flexibility result.
Habits of poor posture, illness, injury, surgery, occupational demands, and
childbearing, emotional and stressful life events all contribute to the body
looking and feeling tense, tight, older, less attractive or unhealthy. Tissues
through the body tighten to cope with new tensions or traumas. Without help and
hands on body work, these can form into permanent distortions.
The permanent and
on-going changes brought about during the Hellerwork Structural Integration
sessions come from a combination of powerful approaches:
1. Bodywork: Adjusts immediately those structural
distortions that are restricting your range of movement. Relieves physical tension and discomfort by
using light to deep touch and pressure.
Education: Counteracts the human
tendency to drift back to the old habitual patterns. Works with movement to establish a more
balanced alignment and movement pattern. This enables people to apply these
more effective patterns to all their activities. Less constructive movement patterns are
replaced by effortless ones.
Dialogue: Allows you to become aware
of how your emotions and attitudes impact on your body, and your body on your
emotions. Simply becoming aware of deep
seated emotional patterns can begin the process of healing and change.
Within a 90 minute
session there will be about 60 minutes of “hands on” Bodywork to release
tension in the connective tissue, stretching it back to its natural position.
The movement program will help you discover easier, fuller ways of moving, and
throughout, we will be analysing your particular set of holding patterns
learned unconsciously over your lifetime.
WHO IS THIS FOR?
For people interested in personal growth, optimal health, activity and performance, Hellerwork
provides a uniquely investigative and insightful opportunity to explore and
extend your self understanding and potential.
As the work is designed to heal,
rejuvenate and relaxit is also ideal for those either in pain,experiencingstress and
tension, or with chronic injury.
The combination of body work with movement re-education and dialogue is one of
the most effective ways to produce lasting change.
Every body, of any age and occupation, benefits from Hellerwork. Therapists,
performers, athletes and martial artists find it particularly helpful, as do
those in more sedentary occupations who wish to maintain full function and
Hellerwork leaves you invigorated, energised, lighter and more supple; transformed on
many levels of life, physically, mentally and emotionally.
Sessions cost £75 for a 90 minute session.
Jean Haines: Hellerwork Structural Integration
Therapist, Tai Chi Instructor, and Body Centred Psychotherapist. Practices in North
and and For
more information please Tel: 016973 44676
Practices in Cumbria :Wigton and Kendal , and Manchester
Email [email protected]