Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, Certified Rolfer (TM)
Shay Gestal is a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach professional located in Burlington, Vermont. Shay focuses on the root cause of issues and partners with clients towards their individual health goals. She incorporates clients’ values, strengths, and motivations to optimize physical and emotional wellness.
Functional Medicine addresses the root cause of health issues. Just as each diagnosis has multiple causes, each root cause can lead to multiple illnesses/diagnoses (see figure below). Shay works to identify and unwind problems from their origins, thereby facilitating lasting and systemic wellness.
Named after its founder, Dr. Ida P. Rolf, Rolfing® Structural Integration is a form of bodywork that reorganizes the connective tissues, called fascia, that permeate the entire body.
More than fifty years ago, Dr. Rolf recognized that the body is inherently a system of seamless networks of tissues rather than a collection of separate parts. These connective tissues surround, support and penetrate all of the muscles, bones, nerves and organs. Rolfing Structural Integration works on this web-like complex of connective tissues to release, realign and balance the whole body, thus potentially resolving discomfort, reducing compensations and alleviating pain. Rolfing SI aims to restore flexibility, revitalize your energy, and leave you feeling more comfortable in your body.
Essentially, the Rolfing process enables the body to regain the natural integrity of its form, thus enhancing postural efficiency and your freedom of movement.