What is Rolfing

Rolfing® is a form of bodywork used to improve the body’s posture and overall alignment. It a is supportive, effective, and educational tool that can be utilized by anyone to increase comfort, ease pain, rehabilitate injuries, and improve performance in professional and daily activities.

Rolfing differs from other forms of bodywork, like massage, because it requires that the practitioner and the client work together in order to generate change in the body. Rather than focusing on specific symptoms, Rolfing focuses on balancing the body as a whole by combining physical bodywork with movement education. The combination of these approaches makes it possible to start immediately improving pain and discomfort, while teaching clients how to maintain the long-term benefits of the work.

For the analyst:

Anatomically, Rolfing addresses the connective tissues of the mus­cu­lo­skel­e­tal system. Like a unified web; muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments, joints, and bones seamlessly attach to each other. Their beautiful interweaving reveals that the whole, truly, is greater than the sum of its parts. Rolfing seeks to return these myofascial relationships to their natural order and integrity.

Rolfing aims to restore normal range of motion to motion restricted tissues with mobilization techniques and practical structural strategies. Holistic in design, the work is also helpful for many orthopedic conditions including back and neck pain, headaches, TMJ, sco­li­o­sis, spinal curvature, sciatica, carpal tunnel, shin splints, scar tissue, sports injuries, unresolved accidents, trauma, and whiplash injuries. Many people also find the benefits of Rolfing to expand beyond the body. For the best results, Rolfing is done in ten-session series designed to free the body so it can reach its movement potential as a whole.