Core Renewal Rolfing®

Martha Pfleeger

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A Compassionate Approach To Rolfing


Thank you for visiting Core Renewal Rolfing. I am a certified and licensed Rolfer® and Laban Movement Analyst® .  I draw on more than twenty years experience to design treatment plans which improve posture, enhance full-body balance and coordination, plus further your understanding and experience of well-being in your body.  I will provide a spacious environment where the world can slow down for you  -and us as a treatment team-  to deeply attend to your healing process and physical evolution.

About Martha

It is important to offer sessions which are not only effective, but feel very safe, affirming and educational to receive.  I am told my touch quality is comforting.
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Why get Rolfed

Resolving nagging pains or stiffness, advancing in bodymind practices and feeling at peace in our bodies is easier when we are aligned and moving organically.
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Services

I offer the classic full-body realignment series, personalized treatment plans and single sessions on your as-needed basis.
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Testimonials

“Martha has the blend of antomical knowledge and intuition you want  from an experienced bodyworker. I would recommend her to my own wife and mother.  In fact, that is exactly what I have done and she has become one of our family’s trusted physiotherapists.”

Dr. Matthew Van Auken, M.D.Integrative Family Medicine

“Martha’s approach to patients with acute and chronic pain is inspired and tremendously effective.”

Dr. Karen Wright, M.D

“I have been severely limited by multiple knee injuries, surgeries and the strain of standing all day as an elementary school teacher. After two treatments and for the first time in years, I was able to walk around the track three times with my mother!”

Barb

“Rolfing is giving me my life back. I can move again! I wish I had known about Rolfing after my car accident.”

Murrianna

“Martha is an astute and intuitive therapist whose work is complementary to any allopathic or alternative form of care.”

Dr. Karen Wright, M.D

Services and Pricing

Bodywork: Adult: $135.00 for a 1.5-2 hour session / Children: $65.00 for 1 hour

I am happy to offer two or three sliding fee sessions per week.  Please feel comfortable contacting me if you’d like to explore this option.

THE BASIC TEN ROLFING SERIES 
  • 10 sessions with prescribed goals to address the entire body
A PERSONALIZED SERIES 
  • To target your symptoms more immediately drawing strategically on principles embedded in the 10-Series
INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS & ADVANCED, POST-SERIES TUNE-UPS

How to decide between a series or singe session…

The beauty of series work is that we’re granted the “luxury” of slowing down, thereby engaging the “rest and digest” part of your autonomic nervous system so necessary for healing.  We’re given the opportunity to  clear  imbalances throughout more of your body that may be contributing to pain and dysfunction.  New concepts and principles can be practiced and reinforced.  However, sometimes you just need a bit of help de-stressing your system and scheduling single sessions makes the most sense.

Rolf and Laban Movement

Private:   $50.00 for 1.0-1.25  hour session
Small Group:   $25.00 per person

Why explore movement coaching….

Your attention is fully available to focus on your amazing anatomy,  how it’s designed to move and its fascinating, sometimes surprising, pathways of connectivity.  Weaving new patterns into your daily habits helps you to harness and even further your structural changes, generate self-healing and re-energize your posture with each conscious step.

“Martha’s bodywork is intelligent and natural. Usually I need massage therapy to manage my pain levels, but when necessary, I interject Rolfing to reestablish my posture or to treat an injury. I appreciate her versatility and accepting nature.”

Annie

“I have been severely limited by multiple knee injuries, surgeries and the strain of standing all day as an elementary school teacher. After two treatments and for the first time in years, I was able to walk around the track three times with my mother!”

Barb

“Rolfing is giving me my life back. I can move again! I wish I had known about Rolfing after my car accident.”

Murrianna

“Martha is an astute and intuitive therapist whose work is complementary to any allopathic or alternative form of care.”

Dr. Karen Wright, M.D

Martha Pfleeger CMA, DAFNS, LMT

Rolfing and Movement Specialist

Living in Portland, OR and Boulder, CO, two bodywork meccas, I have been fortunate to study with influential structural integrators, osteopaths, chiropractors, massage and physical therapists, Laban Movement Analysts and neurologists over my many years in practice.  While the strong backbone of my practice involves the application of myofascial techniques and strategies, exposure to other modalities has helped me to communicate with greater sensitivity to other tissue types and broadened both my toolbox and inquiry.

Education

Certified Rolfer, the Dr. Ida Rolf Institute, Boulder, CO
Certified Movement Analyst, The Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, NYC
Diplomate, Functional Neurology for Bodyworkers, Dr. Paul Thomas, Aurora, CO
Licensed Massage Therapist, State of Oregon
BA Psychology and Dance, Miami University of Ohio
Reiki II

Personally, I agreed to try Rolfing as a last resort toward the end of my dance career.  Even though I had studied dance technique and movement repatterning for years, I was devastated to have developed a case of relentless sciatica.

At the Dr. Ida Rolf Institute I learned I had driven the natural curve out of my lumbar spine by holding my stomach in and flattening my low back as a matter of habit.  What a relief I could restore my curvature through structural bodywork! I was so grateful for the emotional support and physical change I realized during my first series, I immediately applied to the Institute to share this profound experience with others.

I am told my touch quality is comforting, being informed by energetic approaches such as Reiki and Ortho-Bionomy. I concentrate to flow energy through channels of connective tissue slowly and in close communication with you. People are often surprised how honoring, satisfying and even relaxing deeper strokes can be when applied with attention to both your verbal and nonverbal cues.  In my treatment room, I will always offer you control over the amount of pressure and location of touch therapy on your body.

Contact Me

I offer flexible hours to accommodate client schedules.
Please contact me to find a time that works for you.

Business Phone: (503) 977-2434
Email: martha@corerenewal.com
Cell/text: (503) 804-2169

Southwest Portland

7409 SW Capitol Hwy, Suite 203
Portland, OR 97219

Northeast Portland

200 NE 20th Ave, Suite 160
Portland, OR 97232