STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION ROLFING
SOMA Neuromuscular Integration®
Change Your Body, Change Your Life
SOMA SNI® is a system of bodywork which works by way of the fascial (connective tissue) network to release chronic, stored structural aberrations and effectively realign the entire body.
As the term ‘neuromuscular’ implies, SOMA Neuromuscular Integration® affects both neurological and structural systems. Changes in structure are accomplished primarily through manipulation of fascia and muscles, whereas the neurological effect is both physiological as well as psychological. Put simply, what happens to the body happens to the mind and visa versa.
While going through the SNI series, the body rebalances itself in gravity, becoming more efficient in function and healthier with greater resistance to disease and injury. People notice more coordination, increased mobility, increased clarity, creativity and perceptive skills and overall sense of well being. SOMA is perfect for the elite athlete looking to maximize their potential, and the everyday person dealing with chronic pain looking to improve how they feel in their body, including pre/post op patients.
In addition to the physical benefits, SOMA can provide profound relief from ADD/ADHD symptoms in children and adults, depression, and more.
Clients continue follow up 'Somassage' tune-ups and many choose to repeat the series multiple times (after some time in between, sometimes a year or more) for continued improvement in their bodies.
The 11 Sessions
Session 1: Rib Cage
Focus: Releasing the tissue surrounding the rib cage and lengthen the lower back.
Results: A sense of lightness and well-being, a more upright posture and fuller deeper breathing.
Session 2: Legs & Feet
Focus: The body's foundation: lower legs and feet.
Results: A sense of being firmly grounded and in touch with reality.
Session 3: Sides
Focus: The relationship between pelvis, ribcage and shoulder girdle.
Results: Expanded breathing, greater relaxation and more immediately available energy.
After session 3, clients have the choice if they decide not to continue. Once we begin session 4, it's time to commit to the end of the series!
Sessions 4, 5 & 6: Vertical Core
Focus: Adjust and lengthen the center line, or core, that runs vertically through the body.
Results: Better balance and freedom of movement.
Walking takes a fraction of the energy typically expended.
Session 7: Head and Neck
Focus: Release the muscles of the neck, face and head.
Results: More softened and relaxed appearance in the face, with increased self-reliance and personal power.
Sessions 8, 9 & 10: Integration
Focus: Integrate the whole body in a new and more efficient manner.
Results: Less stress and increased energy as the body's structure becomes better aligned with gravity.
Focus: Release and integrate the arms and shoulders.
Results: A lighter experience of the arms, greater ease through the shoulders, an experience of more connection through the entire torso.
SOMA® Session $210 per session (Length of each session is approx 1-2 hours, depending on which number in the series it falls.)
11-Session Package Advance Purchase Includes a FREE 'Tune Up' Follow Up Session.
Book your first, no commitment session here.
"So fortunate to find Scott when I searched for a structural integrative massage therapist. I've just completed 10 sessions with him and feel fantastic! Scott is knowledgeable and passionate about his work. His form of therapy is thorough and educational. WAV Wellness is reliable, providing professional bodywork services - highly recommend them!" ~Betty Ann, Client
I've heard Rolfing is painful. Will the SOMA Sessions hurt?
It is not painful. The work is deep and can be uncomfortable at moments which are different for each individual. What we hear most is that clients feel better than they ever have in their life. The work is done with intent and knowledge, and with Scott you are in the absolute best hands with his 20+ years of hands on experience and education as a Doctor of Physical Therapy.
What is the difference between Rolfing and SOMA SNI?
Bill Williams, PHD Psychology and protege' of Ida Rolf--brought the psychological in addition to the physical to the table with Ida's blessing to carry on the work. The 'recipe' remains the same, with some slight differences in side lying, more comfortable positions and guided logs as well as before and after drawings. These are simply tools for the client as they go through the process: therapists are not counselors but acknowledge and support the process. Logs are private to the client and guided through each session. The drawings are used in conjunction with before and after results and are amazing! Note these are all optional for clients as this is their own journey!
What do I wear?
Clients are clothed- for men athletic shorts are fine, and for women, a form fitting top such as a sports bra or tube top and shorts are appropriate.