Rolfing is a process of physical manipulation that is designed to reorganize the body and enhance it’s patterns of shape, movement and balance into a more graceful and efficient relationship with gravity. It involves significant changes in the body form, in patterns of habitual use, balance and freedom of movement.
Like a sculptor working in clay, the Rolfer ™ uses hands, fingers and elbows to lengthen and “unstick” the connective tissue. Over a series of ten or more sessions the client and Rolfer work together to establish changes in the form, balance and function of the body. Starting from the most superficial levels of the body, each session is designed to release deeply held tension, evoking a higher degree of symmetry and integration.
The experience of Rolfing is different for each person. Some frequently reported effects include: