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  • Can you name some of the benefits of Rolfing®?
    Sure! Rolfing® works very well with chronic issues. If something is chronic, it is "stuck" in the body. Maybe we don't even realize that we are holding tension or performing some action that keeps the discomfort in our body. This leads to improvements in posture (alignment in gravity), movement coordination, mood, general wellbeing, a general sensation of being "uplifted".
  • Is there any contraindication to Rolfing®?
    If you suffer from any disease, consult your doctor and ask if manual therapy would interfere with your treatment. Talk to your Rolfer® about it.
  • What can I expect in a Rolfing® session?
    Rolfers® are here to help you have a better relationship with the gravitational pull. Usually, the Rolfer® will first ask you some questions about your goals, what do you want to achieve, injuries, etc... They touch the body with the intention of working on the fascia, so that the structures will glide more efficiently when you move. For that reason, clients are usually asked to be in underwear for the session. If you have any concerns about it, talk to your Rolfer®, they can work around it. Your Rolfer® may also ask if you feel a difference before and after... everything so that you can become aware of changes, bring them with you home and continue working with them. Afterall, you are living in your body 24hrs a day.
  • Who came accross Rolfing® - Structural Integration?
    Rolfing® was created by Dr. Idal P. Rolf (1896 – 1979). She spent her life exploring the healing potential held within the human body. She was a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in 1920. Afterwards she worked at The Rockefeller Institute in the Department of Chemotherapy and later in the Department of Organic Chemistry. During her time at the Institute, she took a leave of absence to study mathematics and atomic physics at the Swiss Technical Institute in Zurich. While in Zurich, she also took the opportunity to study homeopathic medicine during weekends in Geneva. Driven to find health solutions for herself and her two sons, she spent many years exploring alternative healing methods including homeopathy, osteopathy, chiropractic, yoga, the Alexander Technique, and Korzybsji’s work on states of consciousness. Throughout her explorations, Dr. Rolf was grounded firmly in the scientific point of view, but also acknowledged the value of solutions arrived at through intuition. She observed that lasting improvement and overall sense of well-being required examining the effects of gravity on our bodies. She believed that imbalances in structure placed demands on the body’s pervasive soft tissue network – muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments, creating compensations throughout the body structure. Click here to find more about Ida P. Rolf.
  • Can you provide some research on fascia please?
    In this link you can find some of the latest research on Rolfing® and fascia:
  • Which schools accredit Rolfers®? Where can I study Rolfing® - Structural Integration?
    Rolfing® is a trademark. Only students that graduated from accredited schools can call themselves Rolfers®. In Europe, the headquarters - DIRI Europe (Dr. Ida Rolf Institute Europe) - is located in Munich (Germany). This school is affiliated with the Dr. Ida Rolf Rolf Institute (DIRI) in USA. Other affiliated schools are Formazione Rolfing® Italia in Italy and Escuela De Rolfing® in Spain.
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