Rolf Session 8 with mentor Sara Soltau, Adv.Cert. Rolfer(R)
October 7th, 2013 by Joachim Creten
This Mentor ship program is required by The Rolf Institute, Boulder, CO. between Unit II and Unit III. I am rolfing one of my “massage client” with the supervision of Sara Soltau, Adv.Cert.Rolfer(R). Here client’s feedback after session 8:
“Down to the hips, legs and feet again, this time with a different focus. I participated again by turning my leg in or out, extending my leg while flexing my foot, etc. These moves may sound simple, but figuring out how to do them while my hip joint or a muscle group is being worked on is not so easy. There were times when I felt I was only able to make tiny movements, yet Joachim said it was fine. At one point, I was asked to walk across the room when only one leg had been worked on and I felt as though I was tipping to one side! After the other leg was worked on, I could walk feeling very balanced and fluid. Although he was not working on my back or shoulders, I could feel that my arms were hanging evenly at my sides and not drooped forward the way one had previously.
I continue to be amazed by the detailed knowledge Joachim has of each fiber of connective tissue, tendon, cartilage and ligament as well as all the muscles. He has the ability to find each one, move it, roll it, knead it and if necessary, relocate it! I have considerable scar tissue in the arch of my right foot, which makes it quite uncomfortable to have all the connective tissue deeply massaged, but “it feels so good afterwards” that I work past the discomfort.”