Ida Rolf founded a new and very effective practice of bodywork based on entirely novel ideas about the body’s structure and function in the field of gravity. In the course of her life she greatly expanded on her ideas and devised a coherent system for the practical application of her work. However, she never developed a rational theory that would link the domains of ideas and practice.
To develop such a theory means to define terms and clarify concepts, which in turn makes it possible to describe and explain concretely what structural integration is – thus making it accessible to empirical testing. Hans Flury started such a project by publishing seven issues of “Notes on Structural Integration” from 1986 to 1992/93. The members of the Swiss Society of Structural Integration are committed to continue this inquiry. The results of their effort are being documented on this website.