Jay Bartley is a Certified Structural Integrator and the owner of Bartley Structural Integration – The Rolf Method located in West Hollywood, California. He offers the classic 10 series created by Ida Rolf or individual sessions based on his clients’ needs. His training included structural bodywork, biomechanics and somatic psychology. Each session is designed for the individual. Jay works with his clients’ natural alignment while listening and feeling. He introduces ease, breath and length to achieve a more functional and balanced body.
In 2008 after working in the corporate world for over 10 years, Jay made a drastic change, he quit his 9-5 job and immersed him self in the alternative health and wellness industry.
Since childhood Jay has been fascinated with the limitlessness of the human body. Growing up, Jay was involved in a variety of sports including gymnastics, which led him to his first dance class. He has been a performer and a choreographer for over 20 years. He has studied ballet, jazz and modern dance – trained in Graham, Alexander, Klein and Laban/Bartenieff techniques. He was also a touring member of several Los Angeles based modern dance companies including The Stephanie Gilliland Company, Tongue and a founding member of Method Contemporary Dance.
Jay continues to study a variety of movement modalities which he brings to his private practice. He is currently pursuing his certification in Classical Pilates.
Whether someone lives a sedentary life or is a professional athlete, Jay’s clientele is anyone with a human body. He wants to spread the word of embodiment and the fact that our bodies should be just as important as our minds. “They are so interconnected, our body and mind. We often overthink without feeling our way through. We can live our best lives by listening and building a deep relationship with our bodies and Structural Integration is a path to achieving this.”
Jay is also a Certified Massage Therapist. He has studied at the Institute of Psycho Structural Balancing, National Holistic Institute and the Upledger Institute. His specialties include swedish, therapeutic, deep tissue, myofascial release massage and craniosacral therapy.