Focus On: Rolfing

Named after biochemist Dr Ida P Rolf, who developed the technique in order to improve the body’s structure, posture and movement while enhancing both physical and emotional wellbeing, Rolfing’s goal is to reduce gravity’s adverse effect and release tension patterns to optimise the individual’s capacity to breathe and to move free of unnecessary restrictions.

Rolfing is excellent for:

  • Restoring posture in people who spend many hours at the computer, driving or standing for long periods of time
  • Keeping golfers and tennis players in the right swing by increasing the range of movement and strength
  • Giving rugby players more sense of using the ground to increase power
  • Enabling dancers and athletes to find the inner core that gives strength, balance and grace to movement disciplines
  • Allowing yoga practitioners to breathe more evenly and deeply, and have more supple joints and muscles
  • Encouraging a flatter stomach, more youthful face and a longer back
  • Keeping ageing at bay – and even turning back the clock on niggling restrictions that make activities such as gardening and pottering about uncomfortable

Common conditions that respond well to Rolfing include:

  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Golfers or Tennis Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Whiplash
  • Tension Headaches
  • Sports Injuries
  • Neck, Back and Pelvis Pain, Stiffness and Injuries

At PhysioMatters, our Rolfing expert, James McCormack, trained at the European Rolfing Association in Munich and qualified as a Certified Rolfer in 2010. His interest in manual therapy was sparked by his experiences in long distance cycling events for charity, and later in golf, fitness training, running and country walking. His particular interest is in the realm of the individual’s potential for optimal strength, efficiency of movement and body awareness in physical activity.

To find out more about how you can benefit from this highly effective technique, click here to get in touch today.

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I have always possessed a soft spot for scribbling and a penchant for punctuation, and, after graduating from Cardiff University’s School Of Journalism, I set out to make my written way in the world. My writing repertoire blends research and writing (in English and Welsh) for both TV and Radio, a splash of freelance feature writing, and a stint at the helm of a lifestyle magazine's editorial department. Bowing to demand, I formed Word Has It... in 2011 to provide a one-stop PR, marketing and copywriting shop that specialises in bespoke strategies based on each unique client's demands. Specialities include: Copywriting, digital marketing strategies, content marketing, website content and management, SEO, social media marketing & optimisation, press releases & PR campaigns, marketing material, branding, and pretty much every other 'wordy' way to engage markets, gain leads and boost customer retention!

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