Why Rolfing Structural Integration? Because you deserve:
- Increased Breathing Capacity
- Lasting Pain Relief
- Refined Movement
- Improved Posture
- Emotional Well Being
Here at Colorado Body Wisdom, we see results with Rolfing Structural Integration therapy. That’s why we have multiple therapists who specialize in it. Rachel Scott and Michelle Rodgers specialize in Rolfing Structural Integration therapy. Rolfing Structural Integration therapy usually lasts 10 sessions for maximum benefit. Book your Rolfing Structural Integration Therapy now and read more about the benefits below.
What is Rolfing Structural Integration?
Rolfing Structural Integration is a manual therapy, created by Dr. Ida P. Rolf in the 1960s. Rolfing Structural Integration systematically addresses the fascial layers of the whole body to bring it into greater alignment. Through greater alignment, clients receive relief from chronic pain and injuries, find increased ease and vitality in their body, and effortlessly move with better body mechanics and less strain.
Dr. Rolf held a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Columbia University and her work developed out a process of personal inquiry into her own health problems and the problems of her two sons. She studied a variety of alternative healing modalities, including homeopathy, osteopathy, yoga and chiropractic, which all fed into the development of Rolfing Structural Integration. A key through the line for all these modalities is that proper alignment, physiological function and anatomical structure are intimately connected, which provided the basis both for Dr. Rolf’s academic career and for the development of Rolfing Structural Integration.
Rolfing Structural Integration works with the fascia that seamlessly connects every part of the human body. Rather than addressing the body as a collection of individual muscles and bones, Rolfing Structural Integration addresses the body as a seamless network of tissues that is in constant, instantaneous intercommunication. Scar tissue, trigger points and other constrictive patterns exist in the fascia as a part of systemic adaptations that take us out of our most efficient alignment. As these restrictions, which have built up over our lifetime, are released, clients find tremendous changes and improvements in their structure. It has been proven that this process creates a more efficient use of the musculature system in the body, allowing for more economical and refined movement patterns.
Benefits of Rolfing Structural Integration
Rolfing Structural Integration can improve balance, flexibility, athletic performance, and in some instances even make you taller! Rolfing Structural Integration is a helpful tool for dealing with common body stresses including low back pain, headaches, neck and shoulder tension, poor posture, joint pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, TMJ syndrome and much more. Additionally, Rolfing Structural Integration has been found to effectively address chronic stress and to provide nervous system integration and emotional release.
What is the treatment protocol for Rolfing Structural Integration?
Traditionally, Rolfing Structural Integration is performed in a series of 10 sessions, which systematically work from the outside of the body, then into the core, and finishes by re-integrating and establishing new levels of connection throughout the whole body. Each session targets a specific part of the body and integrates it into a more coherent alignment. This results into a holistic shifting to greater functionality over 10 sessions. The “10-series” was developed by Dr. Rolf as the most efficient and effective means to whole body transformation.
Is Rolfing Structural Integration painful?
Unfortunately, Rolfing Structural Integration has a reputation for being “painful,” which is not always accurate. While there may be moments of intensity, similar to a deep tissue massage, it should not be overwhelming. Rolfing Structural Integration seeks to access the layer of fascial availability specific to each individual client, without entering into a level of neurological intensity that is too intense for the client to integrate. By working sequentially through a ten-series progression, the sessions work at increasingly deep layers of fascia, without overwhelming pain for the client.
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