What is Rolfing?
Many people often ask us, “What is Rolfing?”, because they’ve either never heard of it or if they have heard of it, they still don’t really understand what it is, so we hope this helps explain it a little bit.
Named after its founder, Dr. Ida P. Rolf, Rolfing Structural Integration(SI) is a form of bodywork that reorganizes the connective tissues, called fascia, that permeate the entire body.
More than fifty years ago, Dr. Rolf recognized that the body is inherently a system of seamless networks of tissues rather than a collection of separate parts. These connective tissues surround, support and penetrate all of the muscles, bones, nerves and organs.
Rolfing Structural Integration works on this web-like complex of connective tissues to release, realign and balance the whole body.
Essentially, the Rolfing process enables the body to regain the natural integrity of its form, thus enhancing postural efficiency and your freedom of movement.
What are the benefits of Rolfing?
Rolfing Structural Integration has the ability to dramatically alter a person’s posture and structure. Rolfing SI can potentialy resolve discomfort, release tension and alleviate pain. Rolfing SI aims to restore flexibility, revitalize your energy and leave you feeling more comfortable in your body.
Athletes, dancers, children, business professionals, and people from all walks of life have benefited from Rolfing SI. People seek Rolfing SI as a way to ease pain and chronic stress, and improve performance in their professional and daily activities. It’s estimated that more than 1 million people have received Rolfing work.
Research has demonstrated that Rolfing SI creates a more efficient use of the muscles, allows the body to conserve energy, and creates more economical and refined patterns of movement. Research also shows that Rolfing SI significantly reduces chronic stress and changes in the body structure. For example, a study showed that Rolfing SI significantly reduced the spinal curvature of subjects with lordosis (sway back); it also showed that Rolfing SI enhances neurological functioning.
Rolfing has had great results in improving the following issues within our bodies:
Stress, Tension and Anxiety
Low Back Pain
TMJ and Jaw tension
Repetitive Motion Injury
Carpel Tunnel Pain
Recurring Athletic injuries
Impaired Mobility and Balance
The term “Rolfing” is the nickname that many clients and practitioners give this work. It is now a registered service mark in 37 countries and 48 states.
To find out more about “what Rolfing is”, contact The Rolfing Burds and let us show you how it can change your life!