What is Rolfing?
Rolfing works to free up places where the body is restricted or bound up from the stresses of daily life, poor body mechanics, or old injuries. Changing these restrictions and patterns of movement allows you to move more freely through your life. Ida Rolf said it best, “When the body gets working appropriately, the force of gravity can flow through. Then, spontaneously, the body heals itself.”
Does it hurt?
As most things in life, Rolfing has evolved and has moved away from its reputation for being painful. As a Rolfer I work with you to find the best pressure that gives you the results you want while staying within your comfort level. There can be moments of discomfort when we are releasing long help patterns, but you are not expected to endure pain.
Do I have to do all ten sesions?
The series of ten sessions was created for optimal release of long held pain and restrictive patterns, Rolfing has a tendency to have longer lasting effects when all ten sessions are completed. However it is not necessary to complete all ten sessions,. If you are curious about exploring what Rolfing can do for you the first 3 sessions provide a good foundation for better posture, functioning, and better movement. Rolfing is also an effective form of bodywork, I can customize a single session to give you a taste of Rolfing and address a particular issue.
What should I wear?
For men a pair of snug boxer briefs or shorts are appropriate. For women, a two piece swim suit or loose fitting shorts and a bra. (Avoid underwire bras or razor back sports bras as these make it difficult to access the tissue. Loose shorts and small strapped tanks are appropriate as well. Keep in mind the less fabric, the easier it is to access the tissues being treated.
Guest post from Chelesa Heath, LMT #12078 and Certified Rolfer.