North Star Integration

North Star Integration was founded in 2007 to help our clients integrate a better sense of wellness in all parts of their lives–body, mind, and spirit. We take a holistic approach on this journey to wellness, rather than a reductionist one. You are more than your symptoms. We are proud to call Portland, OR our home.

Rolfing® Structural Integration was the first service to be offered. Over the years, Neural Manipulation and Visceral Manipulation have also been added.

Jon Grossart, Certified Advanced Rolfer™, LMT

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  • jon@NorthStarIntegration.com
  • Certified Advanced Rolfer™ by the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration (2006 Basic Training, 2017 Advanced Training)
  • Professional Structural Integrator by the IASI
  • LMT in Oregon by the Oregon Board of Massage (License #13752)
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Jon says…

“I received my initial Ten Series in 2004. I had originally heard of Rolfing a few years before that, but I hadn’t seriously considered getting the work. The idea of it was always in my subconscious, though. Like most people, I woke up with the occasional sore back or neck, but it was nothing alarming or out of the ordinary. I also had the ‘standard’ pains from being a moderately active person (who didn’t stretch enough). Overall I didn’t have any major complaints with my body. However, I knew that I wasn’t using my body to its full potential. So, I decided to go for Rolfing.

Was I ever wrong!!! After the first session, I came to the realization that I had never taken a ‘full’ breath in my entire life. After the fascia around my lungs was opened up, I couldn’t believe the difference from just one session. I was definitely hooked. It was after this first session that I decided I would like to become a Rolfer and help other people experience a similar awakening of wonder at their own body and being. Over the course of the rest of my series, I continued to become aware of ways that my body had become limited over time. Most importantly, I learned new ways to use my body to help use it more efficiently and keep it operating at that level.

Before becoming a Rolfer, I was a computer engineer for a major telecommunications firm. However, I wanted to find a career that was more personally fulfilling, as well one that allowed me to help people. I strongly believe that the problem solving skills and methodical thinking learned as an engineer are invaluable towards being an effective Rolfer.”

Volunteer Work

  • Oregon Board of Massage Therapy
    • Member of Multi-Disciplinary Task Force (2010-2011)
    • Member of Scope of Practice Committee (2011-present)
    • Board Member (LMT Member, 2013-2021), Vice Chair (2015-2017), Chair (2017-2019)
  • Portland Rolfers’ Anuual Children’s Clinic (2007-2012, 2015)

Continuing Education

Rolfing® Structural Integration

  • Breathing and Walking: Movement Integration to Support the Structual Integration Series (Mary Bond)
  • Mechanics of the Pelvis and SI (Ron Murray)
  • Rolfing, Trauma, and Orientation: Psychobiological Skills for Rolfers (Lael Keen)
  • Rolfing, Trauma, and Orientation 2 (Lael Keen)
  • Balancing the Face for Structural Integrators (Crafted Touch, Lauren Christman)

Visceral Manipulation

  • Visceral Manipulation 1: Abdomen 1 (Barral Institute)
  • Visceral Manipulation 2: Abdomen 2 (Barral Institute)
  • Visceral Manipulation 3: Pelvic Organs (Barral Institute)
  • Visceral Manipulation 4: Thorax (Barral Institute)
  • Visceral Manipulation 5: Manual Thermal Evaluation and Introduction to VisceroEmotional (Barral Institute)
  • Visceral Manipulation 6: VisceroEmotional Relationships (Barral Institute)
  • Visceral Manipulation LT1: Listening Techniques (Barral Institute)
  • Visceral Manipulation LT2: Listening Techniques 2 (Barral Institute)

Neural Manipulation

  • Neural Mobilization Part 1: Shoulder and Pelvic Girdles (Jon Martine)
  • Neural Mobilization Part 2: Relating the Peripheral and Neuromeningeal Fascias (Jon Martine)

Brain

  • Brain Therapy 1: Brain Tissue, Nuclei, Fluid & Autonomic Nervous System (Chikly Institute)

Teaching Assistant

  • Neural Mobilization Part 1: Shoulder and Pelvic Girdles (Jon Martine, 2x)
  • Advanced Myofascial Techniques: Neck I (Advanced-Trainings.com)
  • Advanced Myofascial Techniques: Whiplash (Advanced-Trainings.com)
  • Advanced Myofascial Techniques: Neck, Jaw, and Head I & II (Advanced-Trainings.com)
  • Advanced Myofascial Techniques: TMJ (Advanced-Trainings.com)