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"When the body becomes more aligned through Rolfing, the posture can become taller, straighter and free from chronic pain" - Ida P. Rolf, Ph.D.

NICHOLAS 
GREEN
 

BA, HHP, BCTMB, BCSI, RYT
Nicholas Green

Nicholas Green is a Certified Rolf Structural Integrator through the International Association of Structural Integrators. He graduated from IPSB 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. Nicholas practiced SI for years before attending the University of

California Santa Cruz where he developed the PsychoSocial Somatics degree. His education and clinical work focuses on a unique blend of psychology, dance, yoga, and sociology and how these different

layers of influence and expression inform the physical body. Nich 

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.

 

Nich teaches yoga to inmates and maintains a private manual and movement therapy practice in midtown Sacramento. He 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.

​      Manipulation Education

  • Freedom of the Wings: Shoulder to Fingertips, V. Berg, Rolf Institute

  • Rolf Line & The Eight Diaphragms, C. Agneessens, Rolf Institute

  • Neural Mobilization, Jon Martine

  • Pre & Perinatal Bodywork, Carol Osborne

  • Structural Integration Specialization, E. Maupin, Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing

  • Chi Nei Tsang, Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing

  • CranioSacral Therapy, C. Okuma, Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing

  • Hot Stone Integrated Massage, Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing

  • Neuromuscular Therapy: Lower Girdle, J. Baker, Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing

  • Sensory Repatterning II, J. Stewart, Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing 

  • Principles of Structural Integration, H. Kagey, Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing

  • Neuromuscular Therapy, J. Baker, Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing

  • Thailand Massage Specialization, R. Gold, Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing

  • Sports Massage, Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing

  • Asian Healing Arts, Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing

  • Table Tai®, J. Sheposh, Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing

  • Contemporary Methods of Bodywork, Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing

  • Essentials of Massage & Bodywork,  J. Stewart, Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing

    Movement Education

  • Rolf Movement Integration, R. Carli-Mills, C. McHose, Dr. Ida Rolf Institute

  • Dimensions of Integration, K. Frank, G. Rosewood, C. McHose, Rolf Institute

  • Dance Improvisation & Theory, T. Warburton, G. Casel, University of California Santa Cruz 

  • Ballet I, University of California Santa Cruz

  • Intermediate Dance, G. Casel, University of California Santa Cruz

  • Intro to Advanced Modern Dance, G. Casel, University of California Santa Cruz

  • Iyengar Yoga, Angela Cooper, Yoga Center Ridgecrest

  • Capoeira, Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing

  • The Moving Soma, Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing

  • Vinyasa Yoga, Mesa College

  • Intermediate Yoga, Palomar College

  • Intercollegiate Wrestling, Palomar College

  • Intercollegiate Wrestling, Palomar College 

    Teaching Experience

  • Yoga for Inmates at Sacramento County Jail, with Yoga Seed Collective

  • Self-Sustainability, with Christine Olanio, UCSC

  • Structural Integration, Assistant to H. Kagey, IPSB

    Additional Studies

  • Pranayama, Mark Stephens

  • Trauma Informed Yoga, Yoga Seed Collective

  • RYT200 Yoga Teacher Training, Mark Stephens

  • Vipassana Meditation

  • Dialogue Methods, Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing

  • Mindfulness and Meditation, Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing

  • Relational Somatics, D. Panara, Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing

  • Client-Centered Communication, Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing

  • Anatomy, J. Baker, Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing

  • Hydrotherapy, Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing

  • Physiology & Pathology, Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing

 

STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION

THE TEN SERIES

Structural Integration is a holistic approach to improve the body’s form and function.  Human bodies are comprised of a myriad of parts which must harmoniously work together if they are to maintain prime functioning. Ida Rolf’s most profound conceptual insight was "The Line" - it runs from the center of the earth out through the crown of the head. If the line bisects the body’s major segments then that person has a good line. The process of SI brings bodies closer to their respective lines. Because SI works in layers, the most simple explanation for the goal of the work is to enable bodies to move with balance from the core through the periphery, from the line outward.

 

Ida Rolf devised a series of ten sessions to organize the body’s architecture. The series begins by differentiating the outermost layers and gradually organizing deeper layers and finally the integration series: where the deep structures are coordinated to work with the superficial structures. The major segments of the body are taught to relate to each other as an integrated, balanced system. A Structural Integration series allows the body time to “digest” the alterations in the structure. Shifting how one moves, feels, and behaves in the world can be dramatic. Incremental changes make that transition easier. After all, discovering uninterrupted expansion from core through the periphery is a revelatory phenomenon! The effect of these changes can and do often exceed a purely physical experience.

 

FASCIAL NETWORK

THE BODYMIND

As human bodies move in physical reality, the connective tissue is shaped by their experience. Some experiences, such as accidents or poor habits, can disorganize the body’s structure, e.g. weight is no longer distributed evenly across a joint because there are some fibers that stay contracted. This is how the body’s shape is carved through it’s experience and "the body keeps the score" (Van Der Kolk).  

 

Dr. Rolf referred to fascia as the organ of support. The connective tissue called fascia encapsulates the muscles and permits them to slide over each other smoothly. Fascia also surrounds individual muscle fibers and the organs. Fascia is an uninterrupted webbing that spans the length of the entire structure from very deep to very superficial. Structural Integration organizes the many layers of fascia, finding length were there is shortness, differentiating when layers adhere together, and ultimately integrating all of the parts to relate to each other in the most optimum way possible.

 

 

Nich is a gifted teacher and body worker. He has a passion for the human body and his clients. He seams to have an ability to relate to all ages, illnesses and body types. Totally making one feel safe and comfortable. He creatively weaves in techniques and interactive demonstrations making learning fun and intriguing for the participants. His touch is amazing. After my second visit with Nich I was able to turn my neck in ways I had not done for many years. I feel so fortunate to have had Nich work with me and change my body.

 

- Linda B., Yoga Instructor

As a college professor of 48 years and as a consistent world traveller, I need to stay active, healthy and alert. The massage experiences I had with Nich Green were amazing. I had about a dozen treatments over a period of a year. His holistic and contemporary treatments always revitalized my mind and body. The massages were not just stress reducers. My body felt great and my arthritis pains practically vanished for days after the treatments. I strongly recommend Nich Green and his therapeutic massages for not only older college professors but for anyone experiencing mental stress or physical aches and pains. I will miss his contributions to my well being.

 

- Don R. Ph.D., Professor

I have been dealing with pain and weakness in my body for years. Then I meet Nicholas Green...we began the journey to structurally rebuilding. The work has released areas of inflexibility, resolved painful inflammation, and restored strength to weak areas. My part in this has been to listen to my body, learn to breath deeply, and integrate movements which help to further the results of the treatment. Structural integration has been one of the best things I could have done for myself. I now understand how my body has stored injury both of the physical and emotional traumas in the tissues affecting how I walk, stand, feel, and relate to the environment around me. 

 

What an interesting experience this has been...Nicholas has helped me to feel, hear and to listen to what my body is telling me. Not to ignore or put aside the feelings, but to embrace them, learn from them, and help my body to release instead of storing the pain. Even though I am through the treatment, I continue to see improvement in the structural balance of my body. Nicholas has given me tools I can use to take control of my physical well being going forward. Nicholas has led me through this "freeing" with a care and compassion I deeply appreciate.

 

- Debbie B., Business Owner

 

GET IN TOUCH

1809 19th St 
Sacramento, CA 95811

Call/txt: 916 - 256 -3000

Email: nich@rolfsacramento.com

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.

Structural Integration

1.5 hours @ $170

1 hour @ $130

Movement & Self-Myofascial Release

30 minutes @ $60