Rolfing® Structural Integration is named after Dr. Ida P. Rolf.  Dr.  Rolf developed a holistic system of soft tissue manipulation and movement education that organizes the whole body in gravity; she named this system “Structural Integration.”  She discovered that she could achieve remarkable changes in posture, structure and mental wellbeing by manipulating the body’s myofascial system.

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Rolfers™ are highly skilled and trained practitioners of Structural Integration. Rolfers make a lifelong study of how the body organizes itself and moves through space in relation to the gravitational field of the Earth.  Rolfers are also trained recognize structural misalignment and inefficient movement patterns, as well as to how these patterns are impeding normal function in the body.


Rolfing® practitioners may also be trained in other areas as well, such as Cranial Sacral therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Somatic Therapies and other modalities to help further enhance the whole-being approach to Structural Integration.

   

Rolfing® Structural Integration works by releasing restrictions in the myofascial system (connective tissue) caused by injury, trauma, aging and lifestyle.  Rolfers release restricted areas in the myofascial system by applying pressure with their hands, soft fist, or forearm coupled with synchronized movement cues.  By freeing the restrictions natural alignment can occur.  This results in aches and pains disappearing, energy levels increasing, restored function and vitality both mentally and physically. 

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Maintenance Work

After the initial seres, clients periodically receive sessions to further enhance what was started in the initial sessions.  Frequency of maintenance work depends on a person's lifestyle and history of injuries and trauma. 

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“Fix-it” Work

For those not interested in series work there is “fix-it” work.  these sessions focus on a specific issue that has the client's attention.  Generally the discomfort level can be reduced in 2-4 sessions depending on the severity of the problem.

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How does Rolfing® feel?

Each person’s experience of Rolfing is different. For most people it feels like the Rolfer is relieving the itch they could never scratch.  Sometimes there can be momentary discomfort, depending on the severity of the tension or injury to an area.  Rolfers are trained be be aware of client reactions to avoid excessive discomfort.  Most of the time there is a pleasurable feeling as the connective tissue releases.

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What are specific problems addressed?

Rolfers are trained to deal with many different physical problems such as; carpal tunnel syndrome; low back,neck and spinal pain; joint pain; TMJ; headaches; and sciatica as a few examples.  The reality is that many of these problems are a result of bigger strain patterns in the body.  

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Who benefits from Rolfing® Structural Integration?

People from all walks of life benefit from Rolfing® Structural Integration.  Each Person comes for different reasons but the results are always the same: improved quality of mental and physical wellbeing.

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Basic 10 Series


The basic Rolfing well-being series also known as the 10 series is based on 10-12 sessions with a professional Rolfer.  Each session builds on the previous session and is  based on a client's individual needs.  In the series, the whole body is brought to a higher level of order and the client is educated on more efficient movement patterns to maintain their result.  

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