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rehabilitation and fascial movement

Rolf Movement™

Rolf Movement™ sessions are offered either as a one-to-one or in a class setting. We work on a specific theme each time. In colaboration with your Rolf Movement™ Practitioner you devise a strategy of what to work on. The goal is to help you become aware of the holding patterns you have, how to release into movement, or maybe even how to perform a movement you could never do! 

What to expect in a Rolf Movement™ session:

In these sessions, we dive into the most somatic part of the Rolfing® practice. The client becomes a more active participant in the session: Practitioners help clients become more concious about the patterns they are holding unconsciously, assist them in discovering cues that will help them achieve better movement coordination, better sports performance, a way of walking that doesn't exhaust them, etc... Clients can come with a specific matter they would like to work on, or the Rolf Movement™ Practitioner creates a session that works in a meaningfull way for them.

A Rolf Movement™ session consists not only of movements performed by the client, but also hands-on work. The focus relies on perception, coordination and finding natural movement. 

Fun facts!

Did you know that in our bodies, we have muscles whose primary function is movement and muscles whose primary function is to keep us upright? The muscles designed for movement can be controlled through our consciousness and they tire after working for some time (think about your biceps when you do all these bicep curls...); whereas the muscles that hold us upright are designed to work 24/7, they mainly work in our subconscious (think about how your neck stiffens and contracts by itself when you have a stressfull day).

 

Guess what... the better the coordination we have between these two types of muscles (phasic and tonic muscles), the more organically and effortless our movement will move. The secret relies in awareness, working slowly, intentionally and letting the body and our consciousness discover how we fall into certain patterns that don't really help us. Discovering how to become more aware, present and relaxed while moving is at the core of Rolf Movement™. 

Rolf Movement™ sessions help the phasic and tonic muscles work as a team.

Examples of themes to work on in a Rolf Movement™ session:

  • Seating to standing motion and vice versa

  • Work on easier and stronger golf swing

  • Biomechanics of running

  • Ease of arm movements, e.g. rising the arms aboce the head

  • Understanding yoga poses and cues to address them intentionally 

  • Foot movement and how our feet support us throught your day

  • Find ease in and around the pelvis

  • Identifying different ways of breathing, according to the task in hand 

  • Identifying when you are using/holding certain muscles that are not necessary for the movement or task at hand.

  • Provide cues to move with ease in an efficient way ir everyday life

Search for a Rolf Movement™ Practitioner near you in the list of Rolfers®

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