Rolfing® is the first & most effective system of myofascial release and Structural Integration developed by Ida P. Rolf PhD. It is a holistic approach that combines soft tissue manipulation with movement awareness to provide permanent and life-altering changes. Results include improved alignment, reduction of pain, and increased efficiency of muscles & energy.
Gravity is a relationship to your human body and the body of the planet. Rolfing® was born out of the understanding that gravity imposes a constant downward force on us. If the body is improperly aligned, we have to use extensive amounts of energy to stay upright. However, if the center of gravity in the body is stacked (like building blocks), then the structure will have support, balance, & stability.
Everyone! Athletes, entrepreneurs, office workers, teachers, laborers, the elderly, adults, students, children…you! Rolfing® is used by chronic pain sufferers and people without pain. It is often sought out by people recovering from injuries. Rolfing® can also be used as a way to prevent future repetitive use injuries. Others seek Rolfing® to strengthen their mind-body connection and release emotional blocks manifested physically in the body.
This is the gospel of Rolfing:
When the body gets working appropriately, the force of Gravity can flow through. Then, simultaneously, the body can heal itself.
— DR. IDA P. ROLF
Results before & after 10 Rolfing® sessions.