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Welcome to the Irish Rolfing Association

Irish Rolfing®

your body in balance

Welcome to the Irish Rolfing® Association

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Rolfing® Structural Integration is a system of hands-on body manipulation and movement education that aims to balance the body within gravity. When we walk, sit, run, jump... our body needs to deal with the force of gravity. If the body is able to allow this force to travel through with ease, it will have more energy to perform other activities and will potentially feel that movement is more harmonious.


Named after American biochemist Dr Ida Rolf, Rolfing® addresses patterns and tension that develop as a result of work demands, postural habits, accidents or other forms of trauma to restore more efficient and easier alignment. While a person may have pain in a particular place, Rolfing® recognises the interrelatedness of the body and so treats the entire structure through a systematic approach called the ’Rolfing® 10-Series’.

Benefits of Rolfing® include, improved posture,  flexibility and range of movement, ease of breathing, release of painful holding patterns and management of acute and chronic pain from past injuries.


"Strength that has effort in it is not what you need: you need the strength that is the result of ease"

-Dr. Ida P. Rolf

Benefits of Rolfing® - Structural Integration include:

  • Improvement in static and dynamic posture

  • Sense of overall wellbeing

  • More harmonious movement throughout the body

  • Tension release following trauma

  • Decrease migraines and headaches

  • Release of prolonged tension

  • Improved mobility

  • Decrease in postoperative pain

These benefits can dramatically improve a wide range of discomfort, such as: sciatic pain, lower back pain, temporomandibular pain, neck pain, hip pain, frozen shoulder, joint pain...

" Some individuals may perceive their losing fight with gravity as a sharp pain in their back, others as the unflattering contour of their body, others as constant fatigue, yet others as an unrelentingly threatening environment. Those over forty may call it old age. And yet all these signals may be pointing to a single problem so prominent in their own structure, as well as others, that it has been ignored: they are off balance, they are at war with gravity"

-Dr. Ida P. Rolf

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