My Rolfing® Story If you’re reading this let me tell you something. I was just like a lot of you. I was an active 41 year old guy who thought his best days were behind him. Injuries and pain had taken the joy out of “playing”. I didn’t enjoy “playing” with my family or friends. Skiing, mountain biking, and hiking just weren’t fun. Wrestling with my daughter wasn’t fun, because I worried about “jacking” my neck up and being unable move my head for weeks.
Rolfing Ten Series
The hallmark of Dr. Ida P. Rolf’s creation; Rolfing® Structural Integration. The ten series is the progressive, systematic approach to regaining control of your health and ultimately your body.
That’s a very subjective question and really depends on the person getting the work. Rolfing sessions have an old reputation as being a painful. Personally, I feel that Rolfing Structural Integration techniques have changed in the past 40+ years to utilize a wide range of touch skills. Ranging from light to deep. Rolfing pressure is usually described as intense or deep, but not usually as painful. My goal is to make sessions as effective as possible, but the client is the controlling factor. I attempt to meet the client at their comfort level.
The 10 series was designed as a progressive approach to systematically change your body over 10 Sessions. It’s most effective that way. Each session builds off the previous one. With that in mind, some people cannot do 10 sessions, or have no desire to do a full 10 series. Individual sessions can tailored to your needs. I would advise anyone interested in trying Rolfing SI, to get at least 3 sessions to see if it works for you.
No. While there are similarities, about the closest thing to massage is that both use a table. Rolfing didn’t evolve from massage. Rolfing is not a technique. Rolfing is a collaborative approach to health with definite goals; to bring about postural and physical change and increase your body awareness. The aim of Rolfing is to give the client long lasting results.