Rolfing Structural Integration
Rolfing is named after biochemist Dr Ida P Rolf, who in the 1950’s developed the technique in order to improve the body’s structure, posture, & movement, whilst enhancing physical and emotional well-being. Optimal muscle and joint function depend on the stretching and sliding capacity of connective tissue layers called myofascia. Accidents, operations, over-use and poor posture can result in damage to the myofascia as it becomes chronically strained, resulting in restricted range of movement. The treatment releases tension through deep tissue manipulation, and restores healthy function of the myofascia.
Rolfing is for people of all ages and backgrounds who:
– feel chronic tension or pain through exposure to stress and strain
– wish to improve their posture, balance, strength, agility and perception of their body for everyday activities as well as for sport, martial arts, yoga, dancing, acting etc
Common conditions that respond well to myofascial release treatment include:
Backache, Frozen Shoulder, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Golfers or Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Sciatica, Whiplash, Tension Headaches, Sports Injuries
Each Rolfing session takes about one and a half hours. Sessions are usually spaced 1 to 4 weeks apart. At the beginning of each session the Rolfer will analyse your posture in standing, walking and sitting. During the session you lie relaxed on a massage table. The Rolfer then uses the hands, forearm or elbow to apply sensitive and precise pressure to specific areas of your body. These areas are released so that the body can finally reach an upright position. The process is supported by guided movements. The Rolfer may also work on your body whilst seated or standing. The technique progresses over series of up to ten sessions, each having different specific structural and functional aims.
Get in touch today to book a no-obligation consultation and begin your personal journey to maximum physical wellness!