What is Rolfing?
Rolfing® is a holistic system of soft tissue manipulation and movement education that organizes the whole body in gravity. Manipulation of muscle fascia (connective tissue around muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones) brings therapeutic benefits, including a freedom of movement, an ease with being in the body and a removal of tightness and/or chronic pain from inefficient body use. Rolfing sessions generally begin with what is known as the ten sessions, which consist of a unique theme and physical territory of the body for each session, highly tailored for each individual’s needs to address tensions, stresses and habit patterns that are held over time in the body.
This is a two and a half minute video about how Rolfing works. It may be interesting if you have questions about how Rolfing is different than massage, osteopathy, sports massage or going to see a chiropractor.
This video is 7 minutes and will both explain what Rolfing and fascia is, as well as show you what fascia looks like! It is really a worthwhile video if you are considering being Rolfed.
Below is a trailer to the movie entitled “The Secret Life of Fascia”, by fellow Rolfer Bruce Schonfield. As a 50th birthday present to himself, Bruce wanted to give something back to the community to help people to better understand the importance and transformational qualities of fascia. If you have any questions about what this connective tissue is or why it is important to your overall health, this trailer is for you!
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