This is one of the most common questions we get. Imagine an equilateral triangle with massage, chiropractic and physical therapy each on a corner. Now drop Structural Integration in the middle.
Unlike massage, SI is not going to be all about blissing out on the clouds even though that is not out of the realm of possibilities. Rarely, if ever is a lotion or oil used in Structural Integration and the work is interactive and participatory often being done standing and sitting.
Even though Si works with the bones and major structures of the body, rapid, passive spinal manipulations will never be applied as is often the case with chiropractic. Unlike SI, chiropractic does not address the soft tissue patterns of the whole body and their influence on structural balance.
Movement is also incorporated into the SI sessions but they are not going to be aimed at strengthening 'weak' muscles as is often the case in PT but at enhancing awareness and integration of the major segments of the body.