Structural Integration in Bath

The Rolf Method

Structural Integration (SI) is a method of improving the body’s relationship with gravity by direct manipulation of collagen fibre or ‘fascia‘, it is a method developed by Dr Ida P Rolf in the USA in the latter half of the 20th Century and is now practised all over the world either as SI or ‘Rolfing’.

In it’s most common form, SI is a series of ten sessions which progress towards the ultimate goal of standing the body in alignment in gravity.  The results of this are;

  • dramatically increased flexibility.
  • increased energy
  • reduced or eliminated chronic pain
  • effortless ‘good posture’.

SI is not intended as treatment of a specific symptom or pain, the intention of the practitioner in a series of SI is to realign the body with the field of gravity by taking a person through ten systematically designed progressive goals.

As the sessions continue a feeling of well-being and self-confidence will develop as your body returns to its dynamic upright position. Old postural habits and positions will become easier to recognise and release, daily tasks and athletic performance are often enhanced as energy locked up in maintaining support is freed.

The effects are long lasting and can continue to progress for up to a year after the series is finished.

For people who wish to take the experience further the basic ten series can be built on by regular ‘mini series’ of 3 sessions designed to help the person to progress.

At Align Body Clinic, our SI treatments are undertaken by Jay Ruddock who is a member of the Guild for Structural Integration.

If you would like to understand more about SI and whether it would work for you, either book a £19 new patient assessment, or email Jay with your questions.


At Align our focus in on providing expert, up to date care to help you relieve pain and achieve the most active life possible.  Here are just a few of the ways we do this;

  • we support your recovery, tailoring your treatment to your goals and a pace that works for you
  • we combine exercise and hands on treatment giving you control over your recovery
  • our team of friendly, experienced osteopaths are available when you need us
  • our treatment is clinically based, practical and delivers tangible results
  • we are continually researching new methods of treatment and where appropriate adapting our practices
  • we can provide treatment quickly and offer an easy online booking system so you can arrange the help you need when it suits you

Still unsure?  Don’t take our word for it, read some of the feedback from patients about how we have made a difference to their lives here.

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You can call our clinic on 01225 571084 to arrange an appointment or assessment. Or you can use our easy online booking system.

“Better than I ever thought it could be! Such great progress over a short period of time and I couldn’t be happier with all the work Jay has done.”


Call us on 01225 571084 or book your appointment online.

Feedback from our Patients

“Jay put me back on my feet after a back injury that had worsened over eighteen months of other treatment. I couldn’t walk, sit or even lie down comfortably, Structural Integration (Rolf Method) was my last hope. Jay’s successful treatment outcome for this hypermobile, fibromyalgic, very unfit older woman was a miraculous feat. Thank you, Jay!”

HB Malvern from Bath

“Over 12 years of having structural problems put right. Can’t recommend the service enough!”

Tina Johnston from Bradford On Avon

“On retirement, I treated myself to Body Alignment sessions to clear some long-standing problems I had with my body – from accidents, work, age etc. I could not be more pleased with the results of Jay’s efforts. I have climbed mountains, taken up sailing and can say I feel better in my body since retirement than for many years before. Many thanks for the exercises, my knee is no longer troublesome. When I reach the top of a hill with no difficulty, I try to remember to thank my lucky stars I made the investment in my future and booked that first appointment. Thank you.”



We understand that your first visit to any health professional can be a bit daunting. What should you wear? What will happen? are just some of the questions we have answered to make you feel at ease.

Other Treatments Available at our Clinic

At Align we offer a range of treatments to meet your needs. Find out more below.

Tailored soft tissue massage and stretching techniques to treat the stress, tension and fatigue from occupational, recreational or sporting activity.

Tailored and results focused osteopathy combining hands on treatment and home exercise to relieve pain and improve mobility.

A modern, researched based approach based on ancient techniques to provide pain relief either in isolation or alongside osteopathy treatment.

A low cost, no risk assessment with one of our experienced osteopaths. Ideal for those who are not sure or looking for a second opinion.

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Useful Information regarding your visit to our clinic!

With over 15 years of experience, Jay will support your journey towards pain relief.

Let us help you, help yourself. Learn more about what could be affecting you with our Symptom Guides.

Learn how we have helped patients take back control of their recovery. Read patient case studies & success stories.

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