About Rolfing

Rolfing is an advanced therapy that specializes in posture and chronic pain. It’s a form of bodywork that reorganizes the connective tissues, called fascia, that permeate the entire body.

Over fifty years ago, Dr. Ida Rolf, the founder of Rolfing, recognized that the body is inherently a system of seamless networks of tissues rather than a collection of separate parts. These connective tissues surround, support and penetrate all of the muscles, bones, nerves and organs. Rolfing works on this web-like complex of connective tissues to release, realign and balance the whole body.

Essentially, the Rolfing process enables the body to regain its natural form, enhancing postural efficiency and your freedom of movement.

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What are the benefits?

Over the years we accumulate injuries and habits that shape us, physically and psychologically. Using my hands, I apply direct contact to the connective tissues in the body in order to reshape your body’s natural alignment to dramatically improve posture and movement. Rolfing can potentially release tension, alleviate pain and improve performance in professional and daily activities. It’s estimated that more than 1 million people have received Rolfing work.

The American Physical Therapy Association showed “Rolfing speeds in recovery of damaged tissue”.

The Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy stated that: “Rolfing provides sustained pain relief with lower back problems”.

How many sessions of Rolfing® do I need?

Traditionally, Rolfing® takes place over a series of ten, 75-minute sessions, each one building upon the results of the last. However, I can customize a series of sessions to meet your particular needs. A series of 3 sessions will generally provide me, and you, with enough information to determine if Rolfing® is right for you and to address isolated concerns. Of course, you’re welcome to test the water with just one session. At the beginning and end of each session, a series pictures are taken so that the transformation can be seen.

What to wear

Your comfort is paramount. Here are some suggestions for what to wear to sessions. Women – running shorts and a jog bra, two-piece bathing suit or underwear. Men – running shorts, underwear.

Rolfing and Sport

Rolfing® works by aligning the structures of the body, bringing balance and organization that maximizes efficiency in movement. When muscles and limbs are flexible, they can better soak up an otherwise injury causing impact.

People involved in sports (from professionals to amateurs) often report that Rolfing® has improved their mobility and coordination. Moreover, Rolfing® allows athletes to breathe better which diminishes fatigue and shortens recovery time. But the most important aspect is that Rolfing® opens up spaces in the body, which allows athletes to move in a well-integrated way.