"When the body becomes more aligned through Rolfing, the posture can become taller, straighter and free from chronic pain" - Ida P. Rolf, Ph.D.
BA, HHP, BCTMB, BCSI, RYT
Nicholas Green is a Certified Rolf Structural Integrator through the International Association of Structural Integrators. He specializes in working with clients with chronic pain; tension; musculo-skeletal imbalances; movement restrictions; and back, joint and nerve pain. He also works with clients seeking injury prevention and recovery from body trauma.
He graduated from the Institute of PsychoStructural Balancing as a Massage Therapist and Holistic Health Practitioner and apprenticed with Edward Maupin, a clinical psychologist, longtime zen-head, and the longest practicing structural integrator taught by Dr. Rolf herself. Nicholas practiced SI for years before attending the University of California Santa Cruz where he developed the PsychoSocial Somatics degree. Nich is currently enrolled in the three-year Somatic Experiencing Program.
His education and clinical work focuses on a unique blend of biomechanics, modern dance, yoga, psychology and sociology and how these different layers of influence and expression inform the physical body. He maintains a private manual and movement therapy practice in midtown. Nich lives nearby with his partner, Shelby Heinzer, an herbalist and artist, and their children.
Combining body mechanics and movement with consciousness-raising techniques to touch the mind, body, and spirit.
WHO BENEFITS FROM STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION?
WHO BENEFITS FROM SOMATIC EXPERIENCING?
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
People in high stress or physically demanding jobs
People who sit for long hours at desks or work on computers
People suffering from tension or injury-related aches and pains
People in chronic pain wishing to avoid invasive interventions
People who feel they are living and working below their inherent potential
Athletes, dancers, and physically active people who want to improve performance and reduce risk of future injury
People who believe a balanced, responsive body is necessary for the full development of the human being
People in every age group—infants to seniors
Anyone who’s experienced a threat, circumstance or event where there was little or no support, where the event felt intolerable, or felt stuck, frightened, angry or overwhelmed. High arousal events can and do stay in our bodies and disrupt our ability to live our lives fully. Somatic Experiencing can help to neutralize the pent up energy.
Clients report feeling greater vitality and energy. They’re able to breathe more efficiently, flexibility is increased and chronic pain is relieved. Balance and coordination improves and they move with more grace and ease. Body awareness and the mind body connection strengthens with enhanced physical and emotional balance in their life. Attachment issues, developmental traumas and relationships repair. Clients become more resilient, empowered and engaged. They learn more effective strategies for coping with stresses, how to move more efficiently, what movements cause them pain, and specific practices to help them improve.
WHAT HAPPENS IN A SESSION?
If it’s your first appointment with me we’ll sit down together and I’ll ask you some basic health questions, answer any questions you have for me and take you through some basic diagnostics. I may watch you walk, lift your arms up, bend your knees - the movements will vary and depend upon what’s happening in your unique body.
Sometimes I’ll ask that you pause when you’re describing something and ask you to become aware of your body. This can happen seated, standing or lying down on my table. Often toward the beginning of the appointment I’ll ask you to lie on the table (in comfortable clothes), generally on your back or side, and I’ll apply gentle pressure to muscles, bones or joints. I’ll ask you what it feels like and often guide you to make subtle movements that may change the sensations you’re experiencing.
The method I use is a two-way process for integrating the body. I use physical pressure to stretch or guide your connective tissue to a place of greater ease while you use that pressure to release holding patterns. Pressure can vary considerably but the goal is always to create more ease and pleasure in your body. Sometimes, no contact is necessary and other channels of experience are used to dive into the experience of your body. Often, toward the end of the appointment we’ll work seated or standing to orient you in your normal position in gravity. Generally, the session will end by bringing your awareness beyond your body and into the surrounding space.
WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING
Life-changing experience! My body feels so much better and I can’t wait to see how much more progress will happen after future visits. Highly recommended!!
Nich is very knowledgable about his practice. I felt absolutely amazing after the first session. I booked another one right after!
This guy could fix about anything.
Just what I was needing. You won’t be disappointed! Nicholas was highly informative, professional, and knows his stuff. Truly an enlightening experience! I noticed relief instantly after my 1st session. I will definitely be returning as well as recommending his services to friends, family, and my own clients.
Nich was awesome, really took the time to listen to what I had to say and respond in a meaningful way. Also reframed the way that I look at some of the “chronic” problems I was experiencing.
Wonderful care and time spent during our first appointment! Nich has a beautiful office and made me very comfortable, I am looking forward to working with him going forward.
I love Rolfing and myofascial release because it works to realign my body when it gets out of alignment through my misuse and it really works great to release tension and soreness. I purchased a three session series with Nich and am so thankful I did because he has relieved a lot of the trigger points in my neck, shoulders, back and feet. He also teaches me self care exercises I can do in between appointments. I am so looking forward to my next appointment and am so happy to have a fantastic therapist I can go to when I’m in pain or for regular maintenance.
GET IN TOUCH
1809 19th St
Sacramento, CA 95811
Call/txt: 916 - 256 -3000
The office is located in the upper floor of the purple victorian surrounded by a white picket fence across from Safeway. Free 2-hour parking is usually available directly in front on 19th St.
Manual Therapy & Somatics
1.5 hours @ $200
1 hour @ $150
30 minutes @ $80