Posted on January 24, 2012 by Joshua
Rolfing® is a unique form of therapy that re-aligns and re-balances the entire body bringing lasting relief to pain, tension, poor posture and nagging injuries. The result is agile, fluid, pain- free movement as well as speed, strength and balance.
Rolfing® significantly improves range of motion by breaking down scar tissue, tension and old holding patterns. It is excellent for injury and surgery recovery or as a way to prevent injuries and strains.
It is a holistic method of achieving optimal performance, excellent posture, superior health and well being so you can enjoy a healthy, active and balanced lifestyle at any age.
Rolfing® re-aligns and re-balances the body by lengthening and repositioning the connective tissue called fascia. As fascia is lengthened adhesions and holding patterns are released and muscles and joints can begin to move more freely and efficiently. Once aligned the body can return to its structurally optimal position, free from tension and pain and with a new found energy and fluid movement.
Poor postural habits, injuries, stress, and inappropriate movement patterns can pull the body out of alignment. When misaligned areas of the body gradually tighten, shorten and adjust to accommodate. What may start as a small imbalance can gradually worsen over time as the body begins to reinforce poor movement patterns and poor postural habits. This results in a build up of tension and strain that can lead to pain, stiffness, arthritis, tendonitis, loss of energy and increased occurrence of injury.
New clients to Rolfing® often begin with a series of Ten, 60 minute sessions designed as a comprehensive approach to integrating your whole body.
The TEN SERIES is like a tune up for your entire body. It is a carefully designed systematic approach to align your structure; each session builds upon the last and prepares the body for the next. Movement education is integrated into each session in order to encourage long-term change and allow for new possibilities of movement. This Ten Series process restructures the body in segments, aiming for optimal vertical alignment by balancing the body from front to back, side to side, top to bottom and inside to outside until complete integration is achieved.
Rather than only focusing on the place that hurts or feels stiff Rolfers™ focus on improving the organization of the entire structure and all of its movement patterns. Other forms of body work can offer a quick fix but results are seldom permanent because often the area that hurts is the result of a secondary issue or compensatory pattern. Focusing where it hurts goes after the symptom, not the problem or big picture.
You may have hurt your ankle and limped around for a week. This caused an imbalance in your knees and hips which lead to a compensation in your shoulders and subsequent pain and tension in you neck 20 years later. Until the underlying base of the problem is addressed and the entire structure is balanced and integrated, the pain and tension will remain as your body continues to struggle to hold itself upright. Rolfing® gets to the root of the problem to create permanent results.
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