What is Rolfing® Structural Integration?
Rolfing Structural Integration is a highly respected process of soft tissue manipulation that balances and realigns the body through the systematic release of tension and strain.
Originally developed more than 50 years ago by Dr. Ida P. Rolf, PhD., Rolfing SI's bodywork focuses on renewing structural alignment to resolve discomfort, reduce compensations and alleviate pain.
As the experience of a million people and numerous research studies have demonstrated, Rolfing produces profound and lasting results for people of all ages and at all levels of well-being. Overall, after receiving Rolfing, individuals report that physical and emotional stress becomes a far less threatening element in their lives. As the connective tissues release and lengthen during a Rolfing session, you will sit and stand straighter and taller with less effort. You will breathe more easily and fully. You will look and feel lighter. Rolfing clients often gain 1/4 - 1/2 inch in height.
Rolfing allows bones and muscles to do their proper jobs. As the body opens and lifts with the support of gravity, chronic pain and tension fall away. You will experience greater ease of movement and a wider range of motion in the joints, often to a remarkable degree. Older people appreciate the sense of of youthfulness that results from Rolfing as earlier movement patterns are restored. Rolfers work in tandem with their clients. They consider the impact of lifestyle and community have on the health of each individual, and they work to break down barriers to good health.