Rolfing® is very transformative work. That is where it’s deep nature comes from. However, it has an old outdated reputation of being extremely painful. Rolfing® is not as painful as some deep tissue massage or work by a physical therapist. I work at the level that you’re ready for. If a location has a ‘charge’ of history imbedded, the feeling can be intense. Clear communication is really helpful in keeping my touch at the right sensation for you. When the proper layer is addressed the process is not painful at all but extremely relaxing, soothing and quite cathartic. That is what inspired me get into this work.
The simple answer is no. The goal of Rolfing® is completely different than massage and even Chiropractics. Rolfers™ have a different intention, goal and purpose while working with the body than massage therapists and other bodyworkers or holistic practitioners. The goal of Rolfing® for the Rolfer™ is to locate where your body has distributed the strain pattern. This is not a symptom based approach. Rolfing® or Rolfers™ organize and align the body segments relative to one another by strategically softening and changing fascial deposits and adhesions. The result is ideal balance, movement and support from the field of gravity. Rolfers™ are the first group to talk about, work with, and study fascia. LEARN MORE
At a Rolfing® session, the goal is to get your body to release the strain pattern present at that moment. If you’re experiencing a lot of sensation and will receive the work better at a slower pace, it will take the entire 90 minutes.
Each individual needs differ, with that being said, an initial series of Rolfing® usually consists of about 10 sessions. The ten series is designed to leave your body’s structure in a place of balance. Depending on how you use your body and the type of movement habits we discover during your sessions, you may find you need further work. Many clients finish a ten series, get great results and never feel the need for another session. Others see the initial ten sessions as journey toward maintaining their bodies and come in regularly for “tune up” sessions.