What does Rolfing address?
Rolfing is for anyone who wants to feel better in their body.
Chronic pain sufferers often find relief from Headaches, Neck Pain, Frozen Shoulder, TMJ, Carpal Tunnel, Scoliosis, Back Pain, Tendonitis, Computer-Use Pain, and more. Athletes use Rolfing to address scar tissue, rehabilitate and prevent repetitive strain injuries, and optimize performance.
Does Rolfing hurt?
Often times, the first thing people hear about Rolfing is that it hurts. Over the years, Rolfing has refined its approach and found that working in a less painful way actually has better results and avoids putting your nervous system into shock. At moments Rolfing can feel like a light burning sensation as long held adhesions in the fascia break free. But clients generally report feeling a deep release after such sensations pass.
Is Rolfing the same as deep tissue massage?
No. While the two may feel similar at times, the fundamental principles of Rolfing differ from massage. While massage focuses on a more temporary state of relaxation and circulation, Rolfing works in a way to change the underlying structure of the body to produce lasting change.
Does it last?
Yes. One of the highlights of the Rolfing series is that it produces lasting change throughout the body. The most effective way to have these results is to consider a Ten Series.
Do I have to do ten sessions?
The Ten Series is the most powerful way I work, but not the only way. People often find benefit from either a shorter series or even a single session. If you have a very specific goal or have gone through a Ten-Series in the past, it may be ideal to break out of the series.
Does it help chronic pain?
Yes, it certainly can. The overall goal of Rolfing is to bring the body back into its natural alignment, allowing tension which commonly shows up as pain to naturally dissipate.
How long is each session?
Each session has its own individual goal, and it may vary how long it takes to reach that goal. On average sessions last 75 minutes.
What should I wear?
For Women: Underwear and bra or a two-piece swimsuit, loose running shorts, or yoga wear (Racer-back sports bras can be tricky to work around)
For Men: Briefs boxer briefs or loose running shorts.
The most important thing is for you to be comfortable. Traditional massage draping is not done in Rolfing, but there are always sheets and blankets available.