We all live in a physical body. It is through our bodies we experience the weight of pain and sorrow; as well as the exhilaration of joy and love. Bones break, muscles tighten, joints become compromised and over time, movement becomes limited. The intuitive coordination we once had as infants is influenced by repetitive motion, injury and compensation, emotions and attitudes.
The manner in which we exist and behave, in and through our physical selves, plays a remarkably large part in how we perceive, interact and experience the world around us.
Luckily, our bodies are changing all the time and when given the opportunity, can make functional changes resulting in greater ease and efficiency, regardless of age.
Rolfing Structural Integration® is a body based therapy that offers new possibilities and perspective for the client by releasing restrictions in the connective tissue and restoring healthy function. This is done mainly by aligning the body with respect to the field of gravity.
Through manually manipulating connective tissue, building awareness and educating through movement, the Rolfer™ helps the client discover a more efficient way of using and being in their body.
This system yields many positive results, including better posture, the resolution of various aches and pains, as well as providing a greater measure of general emotional or psychological well-being. It is not the techniques themselves that make Rolfing what it is, but instead the trained mind and approach of the practitioner; the way one sees the body and the strategy which is formed in progressive steps, that makes Rolfing unique.