What is Rolfing?

client 2Rolfing 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 can create long-term, positive change in your posture.  Other reported benefits include:
          •  Pain relief
          •  Increased energy and improved balance
          •  Ease of movement and restored flexibility
          •  Freedom from chronic stress and 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.  People seek Rolfing for relief from many of the following:
          •  Migraine headaches
          •  Complications from accidents
          •  Carpal tunnel syndrome
          •  Sciatic nerve pain
          •  Neck, shoulder, hip or back pain
          •  Repetitive motion injuries

The "Ten Series" is the hallmark recipe designed by founder Ida P. Rolf, PhD. Visit 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   Works the "sleeve” of the body or surface layers of tissue.
          Sessions 4-7   Works 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   Works on "integration” of new movement patterns and educating the client on how to maintain the results achieved during all sessions.