We are blessed with many generous clients who are inspired to share their experience of structural integration. Their testimonials allow others in our community to get a sense of what might be possible for themselves. You are invited to peruse our list of original testimonials below (by clicking on the red arrows), or click on the Genbook link for more recent testimonials that are independently gathered and verified by Genbook, for clients using our online booking system of our Conscious Health Collaborative.
Original Testimonials 2004-2010
In January 2004 at the age of 43 my body felt out of balance. I sought out modes of treatment that worked in the past, chiropractic and massage. While they both offered some relief, I felt there was more to be done - some type of treatment that worked with the muscles to align the body.
After seeing Jack Boyd's ad for structural integration, I called to find out more about the process. During our phone conversation I came to the conclusion that structural integration appeared to be the body treatment I had been seeking.
At session one I showed up with the complaints of feeling out of alignment, noticing this in particular in the jaw and hip areas. After session one my chest area had opened up to where I needed to adjust how I wore my bra by fastening it on the first hooks vs. the last set of hooks I had always fastened it.
In session two I began to relax and align my bottom half of the body with the new top half. The muscles in my legs began to soften and relax.
Session three allowed my chest to open up even more, to where it was painful to continue to wear the bra size I had worn for years. I purchased the next size up which fit perfectly.
Session four addressed greater flexibility in my legs, feet and hips.
Session five opened up my stomach and breathing capacity. It also opened up an area in my hips and pelvis area, which had felt twisted in my body since having a c-section delivery eight years ago. Back then physicians had said I was crazy and that everything was fine. Chiropractors and massage therapists tried to fix it for eight years with no results. This session did the trick. I no longer feel twisted. I feel great!
Session six released my muscles in my legs from being attached to each other. They now move separately from each other as well as from the bones.
Session seven was a face-lift without the scars. Its great. My right side released easily. The left need more attention in session nine.
Session eight addressed some lower half areas, still trying to release, with much success.
Session nine addressed the jaw and sinus areas with some relief.
Expecting session ten to be my last session, I was surprised when my lower back released more with a tail tuck and found myself needing to further adjust and release more of my lower half. After further integration work I felt so much better.
(Published with permission of this client who wanted to share her story.)
No Pain After 30 Years
Voicemail from Anne Whitefield
I woke up in the middle of the night thinking how good I feel, and remembering when I was in your office last, how excited I was to tell you I feel really healthy. I feel healthier than I have felt in a long long time.
And it has to do with coming regularly and having small improvements in my body after that accident 30 years ago; and realizing that every time I come to you I come in excited because I know I am going to go out straighter and healthier. It is a gradual thing, and this last time when I was there I realized that I feel really healthy and really well. And it's like a breakthrough!
Now when I go to exercise it is a joy because my body is straighter. Things are straighter in my life because of this. It really is an exciting feeling. …I am stronger and straighter and therefore able to be quiet and meditate. …
The deep tissue work is absolutely necessary. When I first came to you, I thought, oh, I do not know if I can afford this, but then, when I considered the alternative, the alternative was unacceptable (regular medicine, the surgery) I just didn't have any faith in it.
(Published with permission of this client who wanted to share her story.)
First Day at Work Without Pain
Voicemail from local electrician, Jesse Haynes
Jack, This is Jesse Haynes. I just want to thank you very very much. This is the first morning that I've woke up without pain and the first day I went through work all day long without pain. So, thank you, and I'll be seeing you at my next session.
(Published with permission of this client who wanted to share his story.)
Get Comfortable in your Skin
5-Star Rating Received: 2009 APR 26 from Cathleen Kress
After recently tearing 2 tendons in my right shoulder, I have become acutely aware of the discomfort (both physical & psychological) associated with a body that is not comfortable within itself. After working post-op with physical therapists to regain range of motion & strength in the shoulder, I decided that "work" on the rest of me was indicated to regain function insidiously lost over the years. ASI is helping me realize this goal. I highly recommend this very effective service.
I Can Walk Now
5-Star Rating Received: 2009 JUL 07 from Catherine H
It is because of this work that I can walk today. After suffering a broken neck, cervical fusion, broken tail bone, cracked sacrum, two broken feet and various other fractures and tendon problems I am without pain and able to ride horses and practice martial arts. This work also helped me with PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). Thank you
Fix the Root Cause of Stress
5-Star Rating : 2009 NOV 19 from Howard McQueen
Jack Boyd's holistic understanding of working with the body, mind and emotions is a great way to gain an understanding on how to identify the root causes of stress - and begin living an increasingly harmonious life. His work has been invaluable to me! Jack is a great listener.
Be Relaxed and Energized
5-Star Rating Received: 2010 JAN 13 from Cathy Holt
Jack Boyd really knows the human body and is able to work very deep openings in constricted muscles and fascia. My body usually needs some time to fully integrate the changes. By the next day, I feel so much more relaxed and energized.
Reduced Headaches and Better Posture
5-Star Rating: 2010 MAY 10 from Amanda E Marshal
Jack has been able to shift my posture for the better! my spine is more relaxed, lengthened and supported because of it, I feel lighter, more energetic, and my headaches have drastically decreased in frequency and durration. I have a much better understanding of my body now and its needs and in my last doctors visit i was recorded to have gained 3/4"!! Jacks knowledge, intuition, patience, kindness and skill have exceeded my expectations as a bodyworker. I am so grateful.
Long-term pain reduced on first visit
5-Star Rating: 2010 Jun 18 from Judeth Cianciarulo
I have been living in a lot of pain for many years. After my first session with Jack , I'm noticing the difference already. Hopefully after more sessions I will feel less pain than I have felt in years.
Surprised that sessions are not painful
5-Star Rating: 2010 Jun 20 from Cynthia R Lockhart
For the first time I did not experience a very painful deep tissue massage that I am used to getting. Jack gave me some very informative information that I hope to always use that will help me with my fibromyalgia pain. I felt wonderful after the massage emotionally and had lots of energy. Very professional and will continue to see Jack in the future.
Enjoying each visit for years
5-Star Rating Received: 2010 Jul 02 from Raphael Peter
Since the 1st series of Jack Boyd's work with me many years ago, I recognized how valuable it was. His extensive knowledge of the body, his suggestions of what I can do at home and the work itself, has assisted me in maintaining much better physical well being. I truly look forward to each month's visit!
Liberating Stuck Places
5-Star Rating Received: 2010 Jul 28 from Kimberly Hodges
I have had many sessions with Jack, and they are always very liberating. I am always amazed at how many stuck places there are in my body, and Jack can find and correct them like a laser beam. He is always professional, loving, and very knowledgeable about the many factors that effect our energetic and physical bodies.
Last Updated: 2017-01-06