What is Rolfing?
Rolfing Structural Integration is a system of hands on bodywork developed by Dr. Ida Rolf.
Maninpulation/release of fascia/connective tissue and increasing body awareness are the main focus of Rolfing as well as movement education. Fascia is sometimes called ‘the endless web’ as it is throughout the whole body and is the organ of structure. Dr. Rolf developed hands-on and client awareness techniques to tap into fascia’s amazing plasticity to create lasting change in the body, reducing or alleviating chronic pain and improving range of motion as well as posture.
Where does the name Rolfing come from?
Rolfing is the nickname of Dr. Rolf’s bodywork. Structural Integration is Dr. Rolf’s name for her work, but it’s dry and boring and the nickname stuck. Now Rolfing and related words are copyrighted around most of the world.
What’s a ten series?
A ten series is ten sessions designed to release all the major fascial planes of the body to improve posture, flexibility, range of movement, adn relieve chronic pain. Each session builds on the last one. It’s a ‘recipe’ for a whole body re-alignment and awareness.
Do I need a ten series? Can I just get ‘fix it’ work?
Ten series are great, but you can enjoy the benefits of Rolfing from specific ‘fix it’ sessions.
Many people experience significant lasting improvements after one session.
What conditions can Rolfing address/improve?
Short answer: most ‘soft tissue issues’.
Whiplash, carpal tunnel, platar fasciitis, scoliosis, frozen shoulder, TMJ, chronic pain, neck pain, back pain, sciatica, general stiffness, athletic performance, yoga, foot pain, sprained ankle, to name a few.
Is Rolfing painful?
We always work with the individual’s comfort level. Rolfing is considered to be the deepest bodywork, and it can be intense in short bursts, but most people find it quite enjoyable. The reputation is worse than the real thing!