WHAT IS ROLFING?
Originally developed by Ida P. Rolf, Ph.D., Rolfing is a system of connective tissue manipulation and body education, which is focused on structural alignment and balanced movement.
Fundamentally, Rolfing is based on some simple ideas about human structure: (1) most human beings are significantly out of alignment with gravity; (2) we function better when we are lined up with gravity; and (3) the human body is so plastic that its alignment can be brought into harmony with gravity at virtually any point in life.
In a Rolfing treatment (or series), the body is systematically and physically manipulated in order to achieve better balance and, as such, better harmony with gravity. Targeting soft tissues, Rolfers use gentle techniques to address restrictions, layer by layer in order to facilitate effective and lasting freedom of movement.
Rolfing is permanent. As one student put it, after you're Rolfed you're like a Jaguar. No matter how long you drive a Jaguar, it's not going to turn into a Ford.
-IDA P. ROLF
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Rolfing aims to: resolve discomfort, release tension and alleviate pain.
Research shows that Rolfing significantly reduces chronic stress and deteriorating changes in the body structure.
From athletes to blue collar workers, from dancers to business professionals, from the newborn to the elderly- Rolfing has helped people from all walks of life.
The potential benefits of one's Rolfing treatment will be enhanced by self-guided stretching and exercise routines, which will are discussed in each session. Attention toward posture and habits of daily living will also highlight and deepen the client's experience of "the work."
CONDITIONS COMMONLY HELPED BY ROLFING
Poor Range of Motion
Lack of Energy
Rotator Cuff Issues
Uneven Leg Length
Pelvic Floor Disregulation
As well as Pre-operative Prep & Post-operative Rehab For:
Soft Tissue Repair
Spinal Fixation +
Other Hardware Installation
Head & Neck Trauma (imaging recommended)