A Different Approach for Aches and Pains in Lane Cove

You might not know this but there is such a thing as an Air BnB injury.  After staying in an Air Bnb with a wonky mattress, ITC’s hip was extremely painful.  The mattress had seen better days and the springs really played havoc with my hip and back.

I was explaining my pain to Liane at Pilates Connection and she suggested I try Structural Integration.  I had no idea what that was but I was willing to give it a try and it worked.

If you’re like me and have no idea what Structural Integration (SI) – this is what SI is all about.

Unlike massage, SI focuses on the body’s fascia. A system of connective tissue that runs throughout the body like a continuous web surrounding the muscles, bones, organs, veins and nerves, helping to give the body its shape and structure. Healthy fascia allows the muscles to slide and glide over one-another, but unhealthy fascia does the very opposite, restricting movement and pulling the body out of alignment, causing aching muscles and joint pain. After SI treatment clients have noticed:

  • Fewer muscle aches and joint pain
  • Increased mobility and flexibility
  • Improved posture
  • Better body alignment
  • Enables muscles to work correctly

I attended three sessions and by the last session, the stiffness and pain in my hip had gone.  SI is definitely not like a massage.  I always fall asleep when having a massage.  SI involves you working with the practitioner.  In the spirit of full disclosure, it can be intense.  I have a low pain threshold (I booked in for the epidural on the way to the maternity ward).  However, even with my low pain threshold, the treatment was fine.

What I liked about Liane’s approach was she did not want me to just have short-term relief, she wanted to get to the root of the problem.  There is a beginning and end to the process.

Liane’s wants to create an environment where the client becomes independent and stable on their own, rather than creating a long-term dependency on the therapist or continued work, as seen with some other modalities.

Liane Geeves

SI is best suited to addressing long-term aches, pains, injuries and restrictions, which other therapies may only have offered short-term relief. Post-treatment regular movement and exercise, such as Pilates will help to maintain your newfound flexibility, alignment and strength. As encouragement, all North Shore Structural Integration clients receive 30% off their first starter pack at Pilates Connection.

So, if you have been experiencing long-term aches and pains why not give SI a go?

Contact Details

North Shore Structural Integration

Address: Suite 103, 79-83 Longueville Road Lane Cove
Website: www.northshore-structuralintegration.com.au
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 0400 012 693

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ITC did not pay for the treatment, however after experiencing another wonky mattress (at an unnamed relative’s house – ITC went back to Liane and paid for a one-off treatment to relieve the pain).


  1. My husband Geoff Dawson and I have very recently moved to Lane Cove and just love the community athmospher and village.
    We are both health professionals Geoff is a senior psychologist and meditation teacher. And I am a senior teacher of the Alexander Technique, I am also a registered nurse and midwife. We look forward to sharing and teaching all ages on heath issues, mindfulness training,and how to be free from harmful postural habits that cause aches and pains.
    Diana Devitt-Dawson
    88 River Road West
    Lane Cove 2066

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