I Want to Dance Again!
Mary Beth was a middle aged woman who taught ball-room dancing when she was younger and now was complaining about neck and upper back pain. It became chronic and she didn’t know what to do for it except take pills.
One night Mary Beth had a dream. A wonderful dream where she was back dancing across the ball room floor. When she awakened from the dream, she remembered how it felt. Oh, she could feel it so clearly –
- how energized she was,
- centered inside and feeling balanced
- moving with ease, pain free
- so very fluid, graceful and present – floating across the dance floor
As she laid there remembering, she gradually came to the realization that there must be a way to get all that back. She was determined! She wanted to dance again, be her old self! But, she knew that this positive change for herself had to be in a natural way. No more pills!
After doing some on-line research, Mary Beth learned about Structural Integration and felt hope for the first time in years that she could enjoy dancing again. These treatments, she learned, could bring her body into balance. She was committed and made an appointment.
For sure her injuries and lifelong habits disrupted the natural alignment of her body and prevented her from being able to move freely. Pain and strain was her body’s way of telling her that it was out of balance.
The Structural Integration sessions focused on her body’s complex matrix of connective tissue in a way that brought all her body’s parts into more smoothly functioning relationships – it integrated her whole system.
Some months later, Mary Beth was back to dancing and as she floated across the ball room floor, she felt like she was back in her dream – gracefully dancing with ease, pain free. She was enjoying life again!
She realized that even at her age, it paid off to be open to change!
Andrei Kazlouski, Structural Integration (Rolf Method) Practitioner