Rolfing Structural Integration
Rolfing is 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.
The body is more at ease and functions most efficiently when its structure is balanced in gravity. The field of gravity can accentuate any imbalances in the body and diminish flexibilty. Tension patterns can cause painful symptons to arise in joints, muscles or nerves. This is often the result of strain caused by compensatory patterns that can arise from accidents, illnesses, trauma, repetitive motion, aging or strain arising from everyday activities, sports training programmes etc. Reducing gravity’s adverse effect is the goal of Rolfing. The release of tension patterns optimises 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
- Tension Headaches
- Sports Injuries
- Neck, Back and Pelvis Pain, Stiffness and Injuries
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