By:  23/03/2015
Keywords: Therapy, Back Pain, Alternative Medicine

Rolfing is a form of Structural Integration bodywork that balances and aligns the body by working on the soft connective tissue called fascia. Rolfing increases a person’s awareness of the body in a manner that stimulates a neurological re-patterning in the brain so that the body recognises a new way of moving. This is the beauty and effectiveness of how Rolfing works to unwind deeply ingrained strain patterns and restore strength. Rolfers are concerned with the WHOLE person, not just the spot where pain is felt. While we see the troublesome problem spot, we are more interested in what is actually causing the felt pain. In other words, how Rolfing works isn’t just to address the superficial symptoms of your pain, it hones in on the ROOT causes. To find such causes, Rolfers use the 10-Series, where over the course of 10 sessions, Rolfers systematically address the entire body. The process begins with freeing the breath in Session 1; addressing the support role of the feet in Session 2; creating a sense of sideline space in Session 3. These three sessions form the segment on opening the “sleeve“, or the outer or superficial areas of the body. The subsequent segment (Sessions 4 to 7) accesses the deeper “core” mid-line of the body. You can also think of this space as an inner line of the body opposite to the outer sideline, covering the inside of the leg through the pelvic girdle, up the viscera space, to the spine and head. Finally, the process closes with an “integration” segment in Sessions 8 to 10, when the body structure of the client is better prepared to take on more demanding and complicated functional exercises during the sessions. Eventually, we get the body more aligned and balanced, restoring strength to once strained bodies.

Keywords: Alternative Medicine, Back Pain, Chronic Pain, Muscle Strain, Pain Management, Posture, Rolfing, Sport Injury, tennis elbow, Therapy,