“I’m now free of pain in addition to being more flexible”

KT, Structural Integration Client“I discovered structural integration after reading an article in an equestrian magazine about how the work can improve rider balance and suppleness. I wanted to improve my riding, but more importantly, to resolve severe hip pain that had plagued me for years. Neither physicians, nor chiropractic nor physical therapy had worked. I have met both of my goals working with Ali. I’m now free of pain in addition to being more flexible. Structural integration changed my life! I highly recommend this work, and Ali as a practitioner.” – KT, dressage rider

“Ali’s work has extended the life of my practice and my overall health”

GH, Structural Integration Client“Being a massage therapist, I have experienced all types of bodywork, and have a decent understanding of the body. Receiving work from Ali has taken my understanding and my own approach to a whole new level. The training she has received in structural integration is extensive, and Ali knows how to apply it. Her postural assessment is thorough, and her understanding of functional anatomy has helped me with postural/habitual issues I didn’t even know I had. Ali’s work has extended the life of my practice and my overall health. I have recommended her before, and won’t hesitate to do so again.” – GH, Licensed and Certified Massage Therapist

“This was the first year I had no back pain the entire winter.”

“Every November or December, as the weather got colder, I used to get significant pain in my lower back that lasted through the winter. I went to doctors and chiropractors, I did yoga, I swam…nothing helped for very long.

Last spring and summer, I did a series with Ali, and this was the first year I had no back pain the entire winter.

Ali helped me identify and correct the bad habits that were causing my pain, and her hands-on work made all the difference. I wish I had met Ali years ago and I highly recommend her service to anyone suffering from any body pain.” – JG, jazz drummer

“If you want to be comfortable in your body for years to come, I highly recommend working with Ali”

CH, Structural Integration Client“As a yoga instructor, I was confident that I knew all about alignment, but I still had some areas of chronic soreness. Ali noticed that my posture was indeed aligned, but held together with too much tension. Over a few comprehensive sessions, she helped me relax into an easier, more balanced way of moving. My whole body is grateful for her intelligent, effective approach to structural integration. If you want to be comfortable in your body for years to come, I highly recommend working with Ali.” – CH, yoga instructor and life coach

“[I now] notice when old issues are resurfacing so I can correct them quickly”

“I came to structural integration seeking relief from chronic running injuries; what I got was so much more. Ali helped correct various postural issues that were contributing to my injuries, which relieved my pain. In addition, she provided me with a platform to continue working on structural integration long after our sessions were over. The increased body awareness and anatomical knowledge that came from our sessions is especially useful: It allows me to notice when old issues are resurfacing so I can correct them quickly. Overall, I feel better physically than I have in years.” – JS, psychotherapist and runner

“We’re peeling away the layers of abuse I’ve put upon my body”

“I was immediately impressed within and after my first session with Ali Mischke. I came in with some acute pain as well as some chronic issues. Within that first session, the acute pain was gone. Just gone.

Since that first session, we’ve been peeling away the layers of abuse I’ve put upon my body throughout my adulthood. Ali’s work feels much more permanent than other work I’ve had. My posture is better, I can move more easily, and I’m more aware of my body. Ali helped me see how even a micromovement in my feet can affect how my neck and head feel. And, her energy exudes calm and serenity.

The other night I woke up in the middle of night and realized I was completely pain free. When I moved my head, there was no cracking. I thought, oh my God! I hadn’t felt that in a very long time.

I am a physical therapist, and I am also pretty amazed by Ali’s ability to identify specific tissues in the body through her hands — nerves, ligaments, muscles, tendons, bone, fascia. I appreciate the skill of palpation, and the finesse with which she identifies the various structures and treats accordingly.

Ali looks at my alignment, watches me move before, during and after the session, and tries to get to the root of the problem. She teaches self-care exercises that are both unique and astute. I like being an active participant in my treatment.” – CC, physical therapist

“She…[got] to the sources of my pain”

“I tried to get up from my chair after hours of computer work. I couldn’t. My right side was in pain, from the lower back to the leg. I walked like the hunchback of Notre Dame. I had just started yoga with Ali (after many years doing everything in the gym, including kickboxing and boxing). This was my first “discovery.” Yoga was truly challenging and Ali a wonderful instructor.

So, I went to see her for structural integration at her Cambridge office, and that was (and is) my major “discovery.” Ali assessed my body to get to the sources of my pain; she intimately knows, and understands, the human body. During my sessions I began to learn while she worked as a sculptor on my muscles, nerves, and bones. The pain disappeared in a few days. I feel better and better. Ali is nothing less than a miracle worker with iron fingers in velvet gloves.” – EL, architect

“Ali was patient and listened to all my complaints”

“I am a pretty active person and after suffering from chronic knee pain for an extended period, and trying various approaches to relieve the pain (stretching, physical therapy, meds, swimming, etc), I finally went to Ali for help. It was the best decision I had ever made! Ali was patient and listened to all my complaints and random pain descriptions.

Ali is also very knowledgeable and through her structural integration expertise she has a deep understanding of how the human body functions and how our different body “pieces” come together to work in harmony. Thus she was able to zoom in on the problem much faster than any service provider I had visited before! Just because you are having knee pain does not mean your knee is the problem.

In addition to working on the sources of pain, Ali gave me valuable advice and exercises to help with my general body posture. After several visits, I was able to enjoy that summer knee-pain free. I would recommend Ali in a heart beat!”

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