Rolfing is a method of body work. A Rolfer is trained and certified to manipulate your connective tissue, using their fingers, hands and elbows to hydrate and create space in your tissue.
As the name suggests, connective tissue has the function of connecting. Also known as fascia, it connects your bones, ligaments, tendons, and organs, forming a complex network throughout your whole body.
By applying pressure to the tissue, sometimes gently and other times with more intensity, a Rolfer releases tensions or adhesions that may have been building up over a number of years. You may have heard that Rolfing is painful, and this may have been the case years ago. Today, most people would say it’s pleasurably intense.
Releasing tension from the connective tissue in one part of the body can have a positive effect on something seemingly unrelated. Rolfing takes the interconnectedness of the whole body into account, which is why when asked to relieve a localized pain, the Rolfer™ thinks globally and holistically.
The result: Rolfing allows your body to renew itself, to recapture the elasticity and length it was meant to have. It restores alignment in all parts of the body, bringing you back into balance physically and, as a result, emotionally and energetically. You’ll move easier, stand taller, feel more comfortable and experience increased vitality.