Rolfing was given its name after its originator and a biochemist, Dr. Ida P. Rolf. The aim of the Rolfing procedure is to regain the healthy integrity of body structure, hence improving postural functionality and overall flexibility.
Dr. Rolf identified that the body is naturally a system of smooth networks of tissues rather than a assortment of individual components. These connective tissues surround, support and penetrate all of the muscles, bones, nerves and organs. It was Dr. Rolf’s concept that the cause of human discomfort, both physical and emotional may lie in our internal connective tissue and the relationship it has with the earth’s gravitational field. Connecting all internal structures within the human structure is the fascial web. This plastic-type connective tissue unites the structure of the internal form and divides its individual working units. She considered that according to the law of gravity, a more natural body alignment leads to optimum health and wellbeing. She believed that whenever by means of external factors this particular alignment is lost, it leads to inner stress that can result in real distress. Avoid or correct the misalignment and you may eliminate or reduce the stress.
Rolfing Structural Integration works on this web-like complex of connective tissues to release, realign and balance the entire body, thus possibly resulting in solving pain, decreasing compensations and relieving discomfort. Rolfing aims to reestablish flexibility, rejuvenate your energy and leave you feeling more comfortable.
Characteristics of Rolfing
Intensity: Very strong
Tip: Depends on facility