Find Lightness, Vitality and Pain-free Ease
Rolfing is a process-oriented bodywork therapy which combines hands-on myofascial manipulation and client education, thereby reasserting that the power to change ultimately belongs to the client. Rolfers are interested in establishing an integrated, aligned body that is buoyant and efficient in gravity. More importantly, the empowered self-awareness and new movement patterns gained through the Ten Series serve as a foundation upon which the person can learn to immediately undo troublesome patterns and quickly bring themselves back into balance.
Relieve pain and tension. Do you experience chronic or reoccurring discomfort in your body? Would you like to feel less tension and pain in your body by addressing the cause, not the symptoms? Have you tried “everything” and nothing quite worked, or the effects didn’t last? Would you like to address the root of these issues naturally and holistically?
Balance and align posture. Do you work a desk job? Would you like to feel more comfortable sitting, walking and standing for long periods of time?
Move with freedom, efficiency and ease. Do you practice yoga, Pilates or dance and want to deepen your somatic experience and awareness while avoiding injuries? Are you a golfer, tennis player, swimmer or athlete looking to improve your performance?
In the Media:
METRO NEWS UK - What is Rolfing and Do I Need to Be Rolfed? - A great, multi-perspective article on the profession, its Eastern-Western overlap, and the many common ways that Rolfing has helped thousands of people.
NY TIMES - Rolfing, Excruciatingly Helpful - In the 7 years since this article has been written, Rolfers like myself have been trained not to cause pain. Rolfing may be INTENSE, but it should not hurt: you will still see wonderful benefits without having to tense up and bear it, which is actually counter-productive.
A typical Rolfing Session involves a brief intake discussion, diagnostic tools (such as watching the client walk, breathe, move the arms and legs, etc.) and about 60 min of work on the massage table and/or chair. The hands-on manipulations target muscles, fascia, mechanoreceptors in the skin, and neuromuscular patterns. They may be experienced as deep/intense but should NOT feel painful. After the session the client will be asked to walk, raise the arms etc. to reassess any changes in movement and structure.