What is Rolfing ® Structural Integration?
“We are looking for a way to evoke human potential…to establish greater physical and mental vitality.” ~ Dr. Ida P. Rolf, Ph. D., Founder, Rolf Institute ® of Structural Integration
Dr. Ida P. Rolf, Ph. D. developed Rolfing Structural Integration (SI) more than 50 years ago. The genius of the work rests on Dr. Rolf’s insight that the body is more at ease and functions most effectively when its structure is balanced in gravity. The Rolfing SI process enables the body to regain the natural integrity of its form, thus enhancing postural efficiently and your freedom of movement.
The body is a system of seamless networks of tissues rather than a collection of separate fragments – it’s a whole, not the sum of its parts. These connective tissues, called fascia, surround, support and penetrate all of the muscles, bones, nerves and organs. Rolfing SI works on this web-like complex of connective tissues to release, realign and balance the whole body, thus potentially resolving discomfort, reducing compensations and alleviating pain.
The benefits of Rolfing are many:
- Resolving discomfort
- Reducing compensations
- Restore flexibility
- Revitalizing your energy
Imagine living in a flexible and balanced body that is free of pain, stiffness and chronic stress. Imagine your body at ease with itself and able to adapt to life’s physical, mental and emotional challenges. This is what you can expect from Rolfing SI, the highly respected process of soft tissue manipulation that balances and realigns your body and may resolve pain and discomfort from many different causes, including those related to the lingering effects of accidents, illnesses, surgeries, aging, stress and trauma.
If you think your body could feel better and move more easily, then Rolfing SI may be right for you. An initial series of Rolfing SI usually consists of about 10 sessions, each lasting 60-90 minutes and generally spaced 1-2 weeks apart. After completing your basic Rolfing SI series, maintenance session can refresh this feeling of integration and remind your body of its most efficient balance.
Expanding Your Potential for Effortless Living
(Paraphrased from Rolf Institute ® of Structural Integration brochure on Rolfing ® Structural Integration)