Rolfing® Structural Integration is a form of hands-on therapy and movement education aimed at freeing the body from limitations and pain. One of the primary goals of Rolfing is to realign the various segments of the body--head, ribcage, pelvis, legs--so that you no longer need to struggle to stand tall or sit up straight.
Rolfing® accomplishes this largely by systematically organizing the body’s connective tissue network of ligaments, tendons and fascia (the coverings of bones, muscles, and organs). Rolfing also employs movement education to help clients integrate and maintain the changes that occur through the hands-on work.
The results can be profound. Rolfing’s potential benefits include better posture, enhanced body awareness, pain relief, and improved athletic performance. But in a broader sense, Rolfing helps restore the body’s natural freedom and balance. It lets you remember what it’s like to move with ease, grace, and pleasure; to feel more at ease in your own skin. <
One of my particular strengths as a Rolfer is my background in movement. In one form or another, I have been exploring and studying movement most of my life. Because of my movement training, I am able to provide clients with "homework" that can help them maintain and enhance the changes created within Rolfing sessions. I also have a lot of tools for helping clients develop the new ways of standing, sitting and breathing that are so critical to moving through life with ease and comfort. I also offer movement sessions for clients who desire more coaching in movement, either to improve their performance in some physical endeavor (sports, yoga, dance) or to develop a personalized set of movement sequences that they can work with on their own.