Bad posture sends unintended messages, often displaying a lack of confidence, spreading airs of hostility, or kindling inadvertent romances with underfoot park pigeons. Keep your chin up with today’s Groupon to Boston Body Balance, with two locations in Boston and Cambridge. Choose between the following options:
- For $69, you get one 75- to 90-minute Rolfing session (a $140 value).
- For $189, you get three 75- to 90-minute Rolfing sessions (a $420 value).<p>
At Boston Body Balance, certified Rolfer Jazmine Fox-Stern relieves pain and realigns structures through the deep pressure and active movements of Rolfing Structural Integration. Unlike traditional massage sessions, Rolfing sessions often have clients performing simple movements and poses to allow the professional to pinpoint and adjust any structural discrepancies. By combining slow, intense pressure with focused joint movements, the Rolfer works to improve body alignment and free connective-tissue restrictions stemming from overuse, poor posture, and piggyback rides given to hitchhiking bodybuilders. Though some patients achieve soothing benefits with a single session, a series of 3 to 13 is recommended for longer-lasting pain relief, swifter injury recovery, and greater flexibility.
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Jazmine C. Fox-Stern's academic pursuits included neurology, physiology, anatomy, and philosophy. And though she earned her psychology degree in 2002, it was in structural integration that she found a conduit in which she could combine those fields—along with her passion for healing—into a single dynamic practice that fosters physical and emotional wellness. So Jazmine moved to Boulder, CO, became certified in structural integration, and opened Boston Body Balance.
The treatment views the body in terms of relationships—up and down, in and out, front and back—and aims to balance the body through slow, deep pressure and guided movements, like a circus clown balances his checkbook. The goal is "functional mobility." This means that Jazmine helps her clients not just align their bodies, but develop new habits and patterns of movement. So in addition to relieving pain, structural integration can improve coordination and flexibilty. And because it frees restrictions in the fascial network, it can lead to feelings of liberation from the body's old habits, giving clients a renewed sense of balance and an emotional boost.