Rolfing® Structural Integration
Rolfing® Structural Integration is a process of negotiating with the body's connective tissues through contact and education to facilitate changes that allow the body to think, feel and move with greater ease
during the day.
As a Rolfer™ I am using my hands to assist the body toward alignment in the gravitational field where it can feel more comfort and balanced. Rolfing® Structural Integration is an interactive form of therapy where the Rolfer™ works with skillful techniques of both touch and movement requests while the client works with their own breath and small movement patterns.
Each muscle fiber, organ, nerve and blood vessel is surrounded by connective tissue called fascia. Each joint, bone, tendon and ligament is also wrapped with this multi-dimensional web-like tissue. Fascia is being considered a complex sensory organ that weaves around, connecting with and ‘communicating’ throughout the entire body during times of motion and stillness.
Rolfing® Structural Integration is manipulating this fascia by considering the body’s wholistic organization and balancing it in the gravitational field. Traditionally, this process is performed in the 10-series format. Please review the chart below (found after video link) for a description of the 10 -series or from this website
from the Rolfing® Association of Canada.
Watch the video below to learn more about Rolfing® or enjoy the advanced reading on the website of the Rolfing® Association of Canada.
“It’s not how deep you go, it’s how you go deep” - Ida Rolf
Rolfing® is a systematic way to become aware of our patterns and habits that presently exist within our resilient functioning bodies. Rolfing® invites us to explore those movements and sensations; discover other potential ways of moving, then make choices of what we are ready to let go of and what feels good to keep.
Rolfing® feels like an artform: creative, energetic and unique. Yet, I am a curious skilled tool excited to work in partnership with my clients and the whole body-mind-spirit connection. We are following the creative flow of allowing things to unfold with gentle, graceful guidance then witnessing the outward expression of the person that was held within.
Our whole unique life stories are carried within our tissues. Make an active change by learning more about Rolfing® .