I became a candidate for Rolfing at a very, young age. I was a tomboy growing up, which means I fell out of trees, got in bike wrecks, got crunched during football tackles, got hit in the head with baseballs and so much more! Then I grew into a very active adult, enjoying outdoor activities of hiking, skiing, backpacking, and kayaking - all with similar bumps and bruising. I developed pain which I attributed to all of these past activities, eventually dealing with chronic pain became an everyday commonplace.
My first Rolfing appointment was a definite turning point in the right direction. The constant pain and discomfort I was experiencing was greatly reduced, and I was elated to have found something that I was confident would bring me long-term relief and allow me to keep working! Each session was an education that helped me to understand how all the "normal” injuries from the activities I loved had rotated my legs, tilted my pelvis, twisted my spine, and shifted the lobes in my cranium. Rolfing was unwinding all of this...and my body was regaining strength and flexibility with ease of movement...I felt younger...and for the first time in years I was experiencing less pain!
I was inspired and wanted to share this work with others, so I enrolled at the "Rolf Institute of Structural Integration" and became a Certified Rolfer in 2009.
1981 - BS in Special Education
2001 - Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist
2004 - Massage Therapy Instructor
2008 - First Rolfing Session
2009 - Certified Rolfer
I look forward to helping you feel the power of living comfortably in your body! - Melanie