Rolfing® Structural Integration, commonly referred to simply as Rolfing, is a form of hands-on therapy and movement education named after its founder, Dr. Ida P. Rolf. Rolfing works to organize a person in relation to gravity, easing tension and balancing posture.
I practice Rolfing as a means to explore posture and action with my clients. We work together to improve stability, flexibility, and mobility, while exploring body habits as a means to liberate yourself from unhelpful habits and conditions.
People from all walks of life find Rolfing to help with many ailments, including but not limited to:
general inflexibility, stiffness, or discomfort
headaches, stress, and fatigue
repetitive stress injuries
chronic back or neck pain
In the process of bringing the entire body into balance while easing the nervous system, unwanted and painful symptoms may improve.
While Rolfing may not be for everybody, it is known to help all sorts of people, from business administrators to professional athletes, from manual laborers to dancers and yogis. All a client needs is a certain sense of curiosity and inquiry, as well as a desire to learn, grow, and heal.
Feel free to inquire with any questions you have, or if you are interested in setting up a session!
Dr. Rolf developed a Rolfing® Ten-Series, which consists of ten 60-to-75-minute sessions each carefully designed to work through specific territory of the body.
Sessions 1-3 focus primarily on breath and mobility of superficial tissue. These sessions also pay close attention to larger structures in the body that affect movement of the limbs. These three sessions canwork as a stand-alone series, providing an excellent introduction to the work.
Sessions 4-7 focus on unraveling deeper tensions in the core of the body, specifically on differentiating and relating the pelvic and respiratory diaphragms, as well as deep structures that bring more adaptability and movement to the pelvis, spine, rib cage, and jaw.
Sessions 8-10 aim to integrate the client's entire system with clear alignment and more energy. While earlier sessions might help a client feel all the parts of their body as separate and independent pieces, these sessions encourage clarity of relationships between these parts.
While receiving the Ten-Series clients choose to receive a session every 1-3 weeks. Most clients complete the entire series in 3-4 months.