Practitioners of The Rolf Method of Structural Integration align and balance the body by lengthening and repositioning the fascia, allowing the muscles to move more efficiently.
What is Rolfing?
Rolfing® is a form of hands-on bodywork and movement training that re-organises the connective tissue of the body (fascia) so that it can function more effectively. Over time, events in our life, such as injury or trauma can lead to our natural alignment in gravity to be lost. This causes internal stresses resulting in physical and emotional discomfort. Rolfing® aims to correct these imbalances and reduce the compensations and stresses that cause pain. Rolfing® is named after American biochemist Dr Ida Rolf who developed the method in the 1950’s.
What is Fascia?
Fascia is a layer of fibrous tissue that forms a continuous web throughout the whole body. Also known as connective tissue it provides a responsive structure that adapts to demands placed upon it, creating a flexible and mobile system. It surrounds, supports, and penetrates all muscles, bones, nerves and organs of the body. Through the Rolfing® touch, the elasticity and sliding capacity of fascia can be restored and the body structure aligned to function with greater ease.
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