How is Rolfing® different from massage?
Rolfing® Structural Integration is...
It leaves you feeling relaxed,
but the feeling lasts longer.
It improves your alignment,
but it adjusts more than just your spine.
on balancing the body in gravity
so that it moves more efficiently, reduces wear and tear, tension and pain,
and makes upright posture effortless.
"Rolfing Structural Integration is the theory and practice of organizing the human being in the field of gravity. Its goal is to enhance the person’s structural integrity, which is manifest in the person’s ability to function economically in relation to the environment. Rolfing accomplishes this by addressing imbalances in the body’s connective tissue matrix, as well as by helping the client find more functional options regarding patterns of movement, perception and cognition."
-Definition in the Standard Practice for Rolfers™
"One individual may experience his losing fight with gravity
as a sharp pain in the back,
another as the unflattering contour of his body,
another as constant fatigue,
and yet another as an unrelenting threatening environment.
Those over forty may call it old age;
yet all these signals may be pointing to a single problem
so prominent... that it has been ignored;
they are off balance;
they are at war with gravity."
-Dr. Ida P. Rolf, Ph.D.