About Rolfing

About Rolfing

About Rolfing

Rolfing® Structural Integration has the ability to dramatically alter a person's posture and structure. Athletes, dancers, children, business professionals, and people from all walks of life have benefited from Rolfing. People seek Rolfing as a way to ease pain and chronic stress, and improve performance in their professional and daily activities. It's estimated that more than 1 million people have received Rolfing Structural Integration.

What is Rolfing like?

Single Rolfing sessions can alleviate stresses in our tissues and ease the  mind. To address the root of pain, it is often necessary to have more than one session. Generally, Rolfing sessions proceed in a standardized format known as the Ten Series, the goal of which is to systematically balance and optimize both the structure (shape) and function (movement) of the entire body holding the goals of ten Rolfing sessions in mind. Each session focuses on freeing restrictions or holdings trapped in a particular region of the body while the practitioner works with the client constantly adjusting touch making useful suggestions for the clients body. 

Bernhard maintains a holistic view of the client's entire system during each session, thus ensuring that the transformative process evolves in a comfortable and harmonious way. While working intensively in the tissue, Bernhard acknowledges the client’s comfort zone and is very attentive to the feedback of the client during the treatment.

For more information about Rolfing® Structural Integration and the philosophy around it, please visit the Rolf Institute's web site www.rolf.org.

Research into Rolfing

Research has demonstrated that Rolfing creates a more efficient use of the muscles, allows the body to conserve energy, and creates more economical and refined patterns of movement. Research also shows that Rolfing significantly reduces chronic stress and undesirable changes in the body structure. For example, a study showed that Rolfing significantly reduced the spinal curvature of subjects with lordosis (sway back); it also showed that Rolfing enhances neurological functioning. For more about research into Rolfing, go to http://www.rolf.org/about/research.