Rolfing is therapeutic bodywork that frees restrictions in fascia around the joints, bones and spine. Manipulation of this connective tissue allows the bones to align more naturally within the joints, which allows tense muscles to lengthen and relax, which allows nerves and organs to "settle” throughout the body.
Reorganizing soft tissue as mentioned previously can create long-term, positive change in your posture. Other reported benefits include:
• Improved balance
• Pain relief
• Increased energy
• Ease of movement
• Restored flexibility
• Freedom from chronic stress/fatigue
For those who have had multiple injuries or trauma, Rolfing can be the key to "unbinding” compensatory patterns and alleviating pain. Anyone can benefit from Rolfing. When your structure is sound you have the strength and presence to move with fluidity through life’s daily activities.
The Ten Series is the hallmark recipe designed by founder Ida P. Rolf, PhD. Click on www.rolf.org for more information about Ida P. Rolf and the Ten Series. As the name indicates there is a series of ten consecutive sessions. Each session builds upon the previous one to balance the body’s structure and improve function.
Sessions 1-3 work on the "sleeve” of the body or surface layers of tissue.
Sessions 4-7 work on the "core” or deeper layers of tissue between the bottom of the pelvis to the top of the head. Deeper tissues in the legs are also addressed.
Sessions 8-10 work on "integration” of new movement patterns and educating the client on how to maintain the results achieved during all sessions.
People seek Rolfing for relief from some of the following:
- Migraine headaches
- Complications from accidents
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Sciatic nerve pain
- Sports injuries
- Neck, shoulder, hip or back pain
- Repetitive motion injuries