Scars are interesting; they tell stories. Even when they are barely visible on the skin they can exist under the surface as physical and palpable proof of a significant life experience.
Different types of scars benefit from different types of manual touch. A cesarean scar on the abdomen that appears as a thin faded incision line can indicate the presence of deeper thicker scars underneath the skin that can inhibit movement and breath. This type of scar can benefit from light work with a broad hand.
As I worked on many different types of scars over the course of this workshop I gained an appreciation and cultivation of PATIENCE. Scars may have been with a person for many years, even a lifetime. Working them slowly and lightly reminds me that we are where we are and there is value in finding peace in the now.
Scars from surgeries such as heart, abdominal, and cosmetic vary in depth, shape, feel and appearance. Scars that are jagged and tight can be rubbed with the thumb back and forth, much like an eraser. The feeling afterwards is one of lightness, openess and ease.
I left this workshop in awe of the body’s ability to heal, to move, to get on with the process of living. I felt deep gratitude for the courageous models who shared their scars and their histories in order to help our class learn from them.
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“Every time I have had a session with Jessica Silver I felt like new person, taller, stronger, younger by 20 years…like a snake coming out from old skin! As a Cirque du Soleil performer with a lot physical demands on my body, Rolfing gives me huge benefits! I strongly recommend anyone to have it..”
Jessica has skilled hands and a keen eye. She works deeply and effectively bringing new life to the tissues of the body.
What I liked best about Jessica was her touch. She engaged with a true eye and a true heart, much like an archer drawing back her bow and releasing to the target. I felt her work was clear, focused, and skillful. I would recommend her work to anyone interested in this important healing art.
An avid tennis player, I am able to stretch more effectively since working with Jessica, which helps me feel more comfortable in my body no matter what activity I’m doing. Her warm manner and knowing hands helped unlock years of stress and I credit her work for helping me be freer and easier in my body.
For years I had chronic back pain that I thought was a result of working at a computer. After the 10 series with Jessica, I learned that pain is not something I have to live with. Her work not only resolved my back pain but lengthened my toes, helping me to feel more comfortable walking and moving in general.
I have tried many types of body work (physio, massage, shiatsu, chiropractic), and I have found Structural Integration to be the most effective. After 10 sessions, the effect had such a profound impact that after four years, I continue to come once a month, every month, as part of my commitment to maintaining the health of my spine. I find Jessica to be deeply committed to her work. The way she works reveals an immense care and concern that has made it easy to develop complete trust and to let g… Read more