What is it?
Rolfing® Structural Integration is an original and scientifically validated system of body restructuring and movement education. It releases the body’s segments – legs, torso, arms etc. – from life long patterns of tension and bracing and permits gravity to realign them. By doing so, it balances the body.
Of all the forces affecting the human body, gravity is among the most powerful. Body misalignment in gravity results in chronic strain, lowered vitality and impaired biological and psychological functioning.
Because the body is better balanced after Rolfing, it expends less of its vital energies against gravity. This biological energy efficiency is often experienced as a higher level of alertness and vitality. Movement becomes easier and overall personal functioning tends to improve.
Photographs taken before session 1 (on the left) and after session 10 document the changes that take place in the course of a Rolfing series.
People of all ages come to Rolfing for help with neck pain, back problems, impaired mobility and other difficulties which originate with internal strains. Others seek to improve their appearance, to improve athletic performance, and to enhance personal growth toward a fuller realization of their potential.
Rolfing results in a feeling of fitness and wholeness. People who have received this work stand and move with more surety and grace than before.
Because gravity exerts its force evenly, it tends to create strain in unbalanced bodies and to support balanced ones (as seen on the left).