What is Rolfing?

What We Do

Rooted in the ancient, global, tradition of medical bodywork, Rolfing offers a unique approach to healing and wellness. By considering the entire body, rather than isolating symptoms or areas of discomfort, Rolfing addresses the needs of your body in a Holistic manner; expediting your return to bodily alignment, and effortless living.

What is Rolfing?

At its core, Rolfing is a holistic bodywork discipline that focuses on the connective tissue in your muscles. This approach recognizes the body as a complex system, where each part is interconnected.

Unlike conventional medical practices, that may treat symptoms in isolation, Rolfing considers the entire body; seeking to identify and address the root causes of discomfort and imbalance. This method aims to restore harmony and balance, improving overall health and well-being.   

The Holistic Philosophy

The term "holistic" often suffers from misinterpretation, associated with vague or unsupported practices. However, true holistic medicine is anything but. It embodies the consideration of the whole body, emphasizing the interconnection of all bodily systems. Holistic practices aim to identify and treat underlying causes of discomfort, rather than just addressing symptoms, offering a more comprehensive approach to health and healing.

Origins of Holistic Medicine and Rolfing

Holistic medicine has gained popularity through globalization, integrating medical traditions from across the globe, including Ayurvedic medicine, acupuncture, and various forms of massage. This blend of historical and modern practices forms the foundation of modern holistic health care, including Rolfing. Rolfing itself originates from Dr. Ida Rolf, a biochemist who, inspired by her studies and yogic exercises, developed a unique form of bodywork focused on improving structural alignment and functionality. Over the years, her methods evolved into what is now known as Rolfing, a practice that combines insights from biochemistry, yoga, and western medicine to offer transformative health benefits.

Understanding Rolfing

Rolfing is more than just a bodywork technique; it is a comprehensive approach to health that incorporates postural repositioning, education, and fascial massage. By working on the connective tissues and the skeletal system, Rolfing practitioners aim to alleviate pain, correct imbalances, and restore natural movement. This process involves a deep understanding of the body's interconnected systems and requires a holistic view to identify and treat the root causes of discomfort.

The Promise of Rolfing

Rolfing offers a promise of renewed vitality, relief from chronic pain, and a return to the activities you love. It is a testament to the life work of Dr. Ida Rolf, drawing on ancient medical practices and modern scientific understanding to provide a unique and effective approach to bodywork. Whether you are seeking relief from chronic pain or looking to improve your overall well-being, Rolfing offers a pathway to a healthier, more balanced life.

The Ten Series

One of the most important components of the Rolfing process is undoubtedly the “ten series.” In short, the ten series is a ten step framework with which practitioners analyze each system of your body.

This gives Rolfers the ability to examine clients in a holistic manner.

By considering the entire body, rather than isolating symptoms or areas of discomfort, Rolfing expedites your return to bodily alignment, and effortless living, through an integrated, and analytical approach. Please follow this link to our session info page where we explain, in depth, how each and every step of the Rolfing process helps us give you back your painless stride.

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