ROLFING® and ROLF MOVEMENT

"In a human body, support is not something solid. Support is relationship. Support is a balance
of elements that are not solid at all, elements that are incapable of withstanding the weight that presses down on them except as they are balanced."
 

~Dr. Ida P. Rolf

The Rolfing® system of Structural Integration can dramatically alter a person's posture and structure. Rolfing® can potentially resolve discomfort, release tension and alleviate pain. Rolfing® aims to restore flexibility, revitalize your energy and return comfort to your body and being.

People seek Rolfing® as a way to ease pain and chronic stress, and improve their overall performance. From athletes to people rehabbing from injury/surgery, children to business professionals, and people from all walks of life have benefited from Rolfing®. It's estimated that more than 1 million people have received Rolfing® work.

Research has demonstrated that Rolfing® creates a more efficient use of the muscles, allows the body to conserve energy, and creates more economical and refined patterns of movement by significantly reducing stress patterns that negatively challenge the body’s function and reshape it’s structure.

 

What is Rolfing® Structural Integration?

Named after its founder, Dr. Ida P. Rolf, Rolfing® Structural Integration is a form of bodywork that returns balance to the body’s connective tissues called fascia.
 

More than 50 years ago, Dr. Rolf 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. A traditional 10 session series of Rolfing® systematically addresses this web-like complex of connective tissues by strategically releasing stress patterns in order to align and balance the whole body.


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

 

What is Rolf Movement?

As the Rolfing® series enables a person to move better; it becomes important to relate those positive changes to familiar daily actions. This is the key to sustained results. The Rolf Movement work was developed to address this need. Typically movement education is blended throughout the Rolfing® series to address specific functional challenges. Topics range from basic skills such sitting, walking, transitioning from lying to sitting and sitting to standing to specific athletic skills like golfing, kayaking, and running. Whatever you do, your interests are what guide the process.

The term "Rolfing®" is the nickname practitioners gave this work after its founder. It is now a registered service mark in 27 countries.