A short video of my rolfing work.
What is Rolfing?
Rolfing Structural Integration is a refocusing therapy on yourself (physically, emotionally and spiritually). It allows you to observe how you stand, how you walk and understand why your body suddenly stops functioning properly and gives you signs of pain and restriction.
Joachim Creten, Certified Advanced Rolfer™
What are the Benefits?
For over 45 years, people of all ages and walks of life have been coming to Rolfing for help with neck pain, back problems, impaired mobility and other difficulties. Others seek to improve athletic performance, enhance personal/psychological growth and improve posture. The main focus of Rolfing is actually whole body structural integration and functional efficiency, as opposed to symptom relief. One of the key things distinguishing Rolfing from many other body-based approaches is what makes the Rolfing method so powerful: In the process of balancing the whole body many symptoms and conditions improve. However, it is usually an unresolved chronic symptom or condition that first brings most people to give Rolfing a try.
Reduce Aches and Pains:
You are likely to have less pain and tension in your body as it becomes more balanced and symmetrical, allowing for more functional, efficient movement. Rolfing can help restore effective functioning following injury, accident and repetitive strain. People often come to Rolfing for help with low back pain, neck tension, headaches, and recurring athletic injuries.
Improve Posture and Alignment :
You will sit and stand straighter and taller with less effort. You will breathe more easily and fully and look and feel lighter.
Reduce stress and aid emotional Health :
A freer, more responsive and comfortable body will support you in every part of your life. Many people find Rolfing an aide to their psychological, emotional and spiritual growth and development. As deep patterns of tension and holding are released in the body we have new possibilities in how we respond to others and life in general.
You may have easier movement and wider range of motion in joints as fascial restrictions are released. Older people will appreciate the sense of youthfulness that Rolfing produces as it restores earlier freedom of movement and grace.
What other professionals say about rolfing?
“I send a variety of my clients to a Certified Advanced Structural integrator. People with shoulder and elbow problems, with scar tissue resulting from injury or surgery, chronic hamstring problems, low back and cervical spine problems. People that have had chronic problems that have not been helped by anything else. All those people can be helped with Structural integration body work.”
Jim Mongomery, MD, an orthopedic surgeon in Dallas, Texas.
“I think Rolfing can be a great way to get more in touch with your body and change long-standing problems of bad posture and chronic pain (like back pain). It can also release repressed emotions as we dissipate habitual muscle tension.”
-Andrew Weil, M.D.