Joseph Heller, a practitioner of Rolfing® (manipulation of the muscles), developed Hellerwork in 1979. Hellerwork is a form of structural integration that uses multiple techniques, including deep-tissue bodywork, movement education and verbal interaction to improve posture. Each session may last from 30 to 90 minutes, and a patient usually attends multiple sessions. Hellerwork professional certification involves a 1,250-hour program.

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Aston Patterning, bodywork, deep tissue bodywork, massage, movement therapy, Rolfing®, somatic education, Structural Integration.