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Rolfing Structural Integration
What is Rolfing?

Rolfing is often introduced to the body through a sequence of ten sessions developed by Ida Rolf called The Basic Ten Series. Each session has a prescribed goal.  Its purpose is to balance the entire body step by logical step. It offers a wonderful structure for self discovery and the progressive release into a new alignment.

It is also possible to receive individual sessions or to have a shorter, personalized series designed to address your specific concerns drawing upon the principles of full-body integration.

Why Rolfing?

People seek Rolfing for many reasons--often to relieve pain, recover from injury or trauma, improve posture and athletic performance, and/or to achieve resilience on physical and emotional levels. While every person is unique, some common benefits are

  • Significantly improved posture
  • Lasting relief from pain
  • Enhanced flexibility and freedom of motion
  • Heightened body awareness and understanding
  • Greater vitality
  • Better balance and coordination
  • Stress and tension reduction
  • Release from trauma held in the body
  • A more comfortable relationship with the body
  • Healthy Aging

Rolfing is an excellent complement to yoga, Pilates and other mind-body/personal growth modalities. A healthier connective tissue network allows other treatments to be more successful.

who should be rolfed?

We all exhibit some level of disorder and compensation in our bodies. Consequently, virtually anyone can benefit from the Rolfing process to some degree. People with a history of trauma, injury and pain often benefit greatly.  Yoga practitioners, dancers, athletes and singers can improve their capacity to perform at peak levels. Whatever one's calling, balance and myofascial freedom reduce unnecessary wear and tear, offering the promise of a healthier future. 

Physical transformation is often accompanied by other changes. Rolfing does not have an intentional psychotherapeutic component -- its primary focus is the myofascial web and the dysfunctions that occur within it. However, because of its impact on the nervous system and indeed on all the systems of the body, Rolfing frequently has an equally dramatic impact on the emotional and energetic aspects of life. Changing the way a body aligns, feels and moves has an immediate effect on the psychology of a person often reflected in an increase in confidence and in a larger enjoyment of life. "One individual may experience her fight against gravity as a sharp pain in the back, another as constant fatigue and yet another as an unrelenting threatening environment. Those over forty may call it old age; yet all these signals may be pointing to a single problem so prominent in their structures and the structures of others that it has been ignored, they are off balance - they are at war with gravity". Dr Ida P. Rolf, PhD