Matthew Hartman, new to Santa Cruz county, has been a dedicated Rolf Structural Integration bodywork professional for 12 years. He is a native of Stillwater, Oklahoma and holds a BS in Geography. He received his Rolf Structural Integration training at The Guild for Structural Integration in Boulder, CO. He has lived in Oregon for the past 20 years, where he maintained successful practices in Portland and Corvallis. His love of the ocean, dynamic people and forests brought him to this wonderful place to raise his family.
Matthew has a prolific reputation for delivering Dr. Ida Rolf’s principles and theories in an effective way which are highly personalized to each client he works with. His extensive experience working with clients ranging from children to elders has allowed him to provide pain relief, improved posture and enhanced movement patterns to a variety of individuals and their unique needs. He takes a keen interest in chronic pain related conditions, scoliosis, working with children and sport and activity-specific performance enhancement.
Matthew’s bodywork expertise is distinctly influenced by his comprehensive training and skill as a yoga therapist and instructor and his personal healing path from chronic pain. His numerous injuries and subsequent recoveries has gifted him the ability to empathize with clients experience’s while accessing a wealth of knowledge on how to work effectively in order to affect lasting results. He is well versed in a variety of manual and mobility based therapies from over a decade of close collaboration with Senior Rolfers, PT’s, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Naturopaths, MD’s, Sports Trainers, and Yoga Instructors.
In his free time Matthew cherishes family time with his wife Katie, daughter Izabella, son Gabrien and their white dog Daisy. He is passionate about everything SUP, especially surfing, open ocean and downwind paddling. He can often be found at nearby beaches optimizing his vitamin D levels while sharing a board and paddle with his family. Other significant influences are yoga, pranayama, functional fitness, men’s work, ancestral health and primal movement. People who know Matthew well may describe him as “a body nerd,” “alignment junky” or “a goofy dad.” He loves coffee, chocolate, butter, bone broth and squatting.
Check out his website: www.matthewsi.com