What is the difference between Rolfing™ SI and Massage Therapy?
A Rolfing SI session is not something you "check out" during. You are part of the process and work together with the practitioner towards a common goal, whether it's pain relief, increased mobility or better functionality. Massage focuses on relaxation and increased blood flow, while these are also byproducts of Rolfing, that is where the similarities end.
What are the common benefits of Rolfing SI?
Chronic stress and pain reduction, headaches
Injury prevention and recovery, including back pain
Improved athletic performance and stamina
Improved posture and gait
Healing of post traumatic stress disorder and panic attacks
Enhanced circulation, weight loss and cellulite reduction
Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia healing
Repetive motion injuries
Increased flexibility and coordination
More vital energy, enhanced well being and less emotional stress
Better relationship with your body
What should I expect?
An initial series of Rolfing SI usually consists of about 10 sessions, each lasting between 60 and 75 minutes and generally spaced between 1 and 3 weeks apart. Under Anthony's skillful eye and touch each session builds on the previous while at the same time preparing for the next.
What is the 10 series?
The hallmark of the Rolfing Structural Integration is a standardized "recipe" known as the Ten Series, the goal of which is to systematically balance and optimize both the structure and function of the entire body over the course of ten sessions.
Each session focuses on freeing restrictions or holding patterns trapped in a particular region of the body. Each session builds on the previous while preparing the client for the next. A holistic approach ensures the transformational process evolves in a comfortable and harmonious way.
What do I wear during a Rolfing session?
Most clients, both men and women, go through the 10 series wearing underwear. A sports bra and running shorts are also acceptable as long as they don't cover too much of the back and spine. Most important is your comfort and accessibility to structures of the body for hands-on work.
Are 10 sessions always required?
No, especially if you have gone through the 10 series before. Mini-series and post 10 sessions are available. If you are a newcomer to structural integration I would suggest you try three sessions to help you decide if it's a good fit for you. The basic 10 series was designed as a thorough and systematic process that addresses the body as a whole to create lasting change and I highly recommend it.
Who gets Rolfing?
Everyone from infants to the elderly. Most clients are active children or adults. Although most of my clients come in with pain issues I think it's an essential component to a healthy lifestyle, just like exercise and a balanced diet are.
Rolfing Structural Integration can resolve pain and discomfort from many different causes, including those related to lingering effects of accidents, illnesses, trauma, repetitive motion injuries, aging, and strain.
Does Rolfing Hurt?
Yes, it can. It can feel painful the first time in very tense areas. You are in control however, and if you feel it might be too much, tell the Rolfer to stop.
How much does it cost?
Sessions are $175 each or an introductory rate of $455 for the first three sessions. I also accept cash, check or credit/debit cards.
120 East 56th Street, New York, NY, Suite 830 917.754.5271