heather valentine, board certified structural integrator
I was first introduced to Structural Integration when I received my first 10-series as a gift from my father-in-law. I was so inspired by my experience, the work, and its ability to create profound change in peopleʼs lives, both on a physical and emotional level, that I decided to pursue becoming a practitioner as a second career. I began my practitioner training in 2010 at the New School of Structural Integration in Laguna Beach, CA, and recently completed my technical training.
I became a Structural Integrator for two primary reasons:
1) The Structural Integration process makes sense to me. It provides a unique avenue to healing by taking a full body approach to reorganize the connective tissue matrix within the body, to obtain more optimal alignment while at the same time providing the client with more acute body awareness through movement education and dialogue exploring the mind/body connection.
2) The profound changes that I have not only experienced in myself, but also observed in my clients and others that have experienced Structural Integration are amazing and inspiring.
I am energized by working with all types of people to facilitate a healing process that will enable them to pursue the lifestyle they desire and deserve. I am inspired in helping my clients become more aware of their bodies and how their thoughts can affect how they move. I especially enjoy educating my clients on how to move and use their bodies more efficiently and effectively to rid themselves of movement patterns that do not serve them. Through the movement education, as well as physical bodywork and dialogue, I encourage my clients to pursue fluidity and ease, which can be applied in all aspects of their lives. This is integration.
To learn more about the services that I offer, please visit my website, tahoebodyworks.com.