Rolfing®

 

The 10 session series of the Rolfing technique of connective tissue manipulation is the leading form of hands-on, soft-tissue bodywork.  It is proven safe, effective, and long-lasting.  Rolfing has been recommended by Dr. Oz (and seen on “The Oprah Winfrey” show), and Dr. Weil (author, Eight Weeks to Optimal Health).


Rolfing® is a manual therapy that aligns the body, so that gravity supports you rather than dragging you down.  One may experience losing the war with gravity as joint pain, another as unflattering changes in body contour, and yet another as constant stress or fatigue.  Those over forty may call it old age.


Your body is where you live.  Imagine a fluid, light, balanced body, free of pain, stiffness, fatigue, and chronic stress; one that is at ease with itself.  These are results people have experienced from Rolfing.


Rolfing is accomplished through a process of manipulating the fascia connective tissue to restore the body’s proper alignment. 


Some issues that Rolfing addresses include relief from  back and neck pain, migraine headaches, fibromyalgia, carpal-tunnel syndrome and increased range of motion and flexibility, improved posture, and general well-being.


Many people seek Rolfing as a way to increase their self-awareness and explore their physical being.

 

People from all walks of life benefit from Rolfing.  Many professional athletes, actors, singers and musicians have been Rolfed, but its results are also instrumental in helping most people in their daily activities.  Rolfing frees compensating patterns obtained from misuse derived from repetitive motions, jobs, accidents, injuries, illness or emotional states. Rolfing can sometimes benefit people in psychotherapy by facilitating the release of withheld physical or emotional trauma.


Research conducted at UCLA and the University of Maryland has demonstrated that Rolfing produces a more efficient use of the muscles, allows the body to conserve energy, reduces stress, changes the body structure, and enhances neurological functioning.


All Rolfers are accredited by the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration, in Boulder, Colorado, or one of it’s subsidiaries located in Germany, Brazil, Japan or Australia.

“Don’t force things....There’s a steadiness, a gradual straightening    that organizes the body.                                Ida Rolf, PhD., Founder of Rolfing

With much gratitude to my client and model, Sandy Simpson.