Rolfing® Structural Integration cannot accurately be described as a therapy or as a returning of the body to a natural state from which it has deteriorated. Rather, it is a process of education in which a Rolfer seeks to help a client discover the most efficient way of using her/his body, given the limitations, liabilities, and virtues of that body. The Rolfing® Series is a sequence of sessions designed to assist in this discovery.
The Rolfing® 10 Series
The hallmark of Rolfing® is a standardized “recipe” of approximately ten sessions created to systematically balance and optimize both the structure (shape) and function (movement) of the entire body. Each session, of approximately 80 minutes, focuses on freeing restrictions or holdings trapped in a particular region of the body. A holistic view of the client’s entire system is maintained during each session, thus ensuring the transformational process evolves in a comfortable and harmonious way.
With our general life style and the nature of our hectic contemporary society it is no wonder that everyone of us can benefit from the Rolfing® Series. None of us are immuned to the knocks and bumps of life with long working hours, poor ergonomics (body position) in car, home and office, sedentary occupations, stress, and traumatic accidents and injuries. When experiencing all the sessions as a whole the Rolfing® Series may be recognized as invaluable in offering and helping maintain optimum body performance and a lasting sense of well-being.
Each of the sessions may include techniques of physical manipulation, movement education, exercises, and advice on changes in the home and work environment.
The duration of the Rolfing® series:
Ideally, for the body to feel, retain and remember the information experienced in a session it is recommended that sessions are 7-10 days apart. Although, with that said, it has been found that whatever time arrangement is most comfortable and convenient has completely and amazingly worked out the best for the client at that time in their life.
The benefits of these sessions include:
Reduction of muscular strain and fatigue.
Knowledge about moving more successfully in your body to off-set stress, fatigue, and pain.
Increased ability to release tension.
Increased body awareness.
Relief from pain that is associated with faulty body alignment.
Improved stamina and improved function to maintain a high level of physical capabilities in your body.
Release from emotional armoring.
Who Gets Rolfed®?
People with chronic pain conditions.
People with acute injuries or trauma.
People with poor posture.
People with shoulders up in their ears.
People with computer "mouse" arm.
People in high stress or physically demanding jobs.
People who use their bodies extensively in their work and want to improve performance and reduce risk of injury.
People who believe a balanced, responsive body is necessary for their full development as human beings.