Rolf Method of Structural Integration

A certified Rolf Method Structural Integration Practicioner, and a Licensed Massage Therapist, Pua La`a offers sessions in Hawaiian LomiLomi, Swedish Esalen, Sports massage, and Rolf Method Structural Integration.

Pua La`a has the ability to work with a gentle sensitivity and on deep levels to release muscular tension, holdings, and blockages in the body. Her in-depth studies in anatomy, function & physiology of the body enables her to assist others to come into alignment and balance. Her hands, energy and presence resonate a vibration of healing. Pua La`a naturally embodies compassion creating sacred space for healing in the body, mind and spirit. She is a natural, intuitive healer; and an Ambassador of Aloha.

"If you can imagine how it feels to have a fluid, light, balanced body, free of pain, stiffness and at ease with itself and earth's gravitational field, then you will understand the goals of Structural Integration." --   P. Rolf PhD

"In Rolfing, what we are doing is declaring our faith in relationships. Look at an individual--where is there appropriate relationship in his body, where is there appropriate relationship to gravity? Whereever you look, you're mentally relating." -- Ida Rolf, PhD

Structural Integration is not designed to treat specific symptoms, but rather to resolve chronic complaints that other modalities could not. Through the process, as function increases throughout the body, symptoms often fall away. People have consistently benefited in the following ways:

  • Reduced discomfort and pain
  • Improved posture, balance and stability
  • Greater flexibility and range of motion
  • A feeling of lightness and fluidity
  • Increased breathing capacity, energy, and awareness
  • Feeling more open, centered, and connected
  • Chronic Pain / Tension
  • Recovery from Surgery/Injury
  • Headaches, including Migraines
  • Back pain, knee pain, hip pain
  • Scoliosis, Spinal Lordosis and Kyphosis
  • Whiplash
  • TMJ problems
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Frozen Shoulder Syndrome
  • Foot problems (Plantar Fasciitis, Flat feet etc)
  • Childhood Development
  • Trauma Resolution
  • Mental/Emotional Wellness
  • Life Transitions
  • Overall Physical/Spiritual Health

The Rolf Method is not a substitute, an alternative, or a preventative form of medicine. We specialize in the expression of Life, healing and well being. In contrast, medicine specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of symptoms, sickness and disease. It is not my goal or intention to diagnose, treat or attempt to cure any physical, mental, or emotional ailments, or to give advice about medical conditions. If while being served you become concerned about symptoms or conditions, I suggest you seek the help of a symptom, sickness and disease care professional.
"Some individuals may perceive their losing fight with gravity as a sharp pain in their back, others as the unflattering contour of their body, others as constant fatigue, yet others as an unrelenting threatening environment. Those over forty may call it old age. And yet all these signals may be pointing to a single problem so prominent in their own structure, as well as others, that it has been ignored. They are off balance. They are at war with gravity." -- Ida Rolf, PhD

"Structural Integration is about the whole person, it is about fascia and feeling. The sensation of moving from weakness to strength, the exhilaration of owning a new part of oneself, the immediate and simultaneous re-education of one’s being and action, the joy of self – empowerment, waking up, these are the experiences of Structural Integration."-- Emmett HutchinsGuild Instructor