About Rolfing

RolfingĀ® Structural Integration was developed by Dr. Ida P. Rolf as a way to balance and realign the body. Dr. Rolf, a biochemist by training, began studying the fascia, or connective tissue, and proved that addressing this tissue in a systematic, holistic way can restructure the entire body. Because this tissue surrounds everything in the body and essentially holds us together, it has a great impact on how we experience movement and posture. The fascia starts to thicken and harden around areas that are injured, bound by repetitive stress or are being pulled out of alignment from the daily force of gravity.

Rolfers work hands on with the body and engage clients in gentle movements to help loosen and rehydrate the tissue that has become sticky and bound. Through the Rolfing process, clients receive re-education and training on sitting, standing, movement and relating to gravity. The hands-on work is slow, steady, and responds to the client’s physical experience. Each Rolfing session aims to bring the body into more organization so that moving around in our daily routine is easier, more free.