"This is the gospel of Rolfing: When the body gets working appropriately, the force of gravity can flow through. Then, spontaneously, the body heals itself." - Dr. Ida P. Rolf
How does the Rolfing integration feel?
If you can imagine how it feels to live in a fluid, light and balanced body, free of pain, stiffness and chronic stress, then you can begin to appriciate the depth of the Rolfing experience. While every Rolfing session is unique, adddressing your specific problems and patterns, it involves the manipulation of fascia of varying depths of the body. Thus, the sensations can vary from mild to strong and range from pleasurable warmth to momentary discomfort. At times there may be litlle sensation at all. Early in your first session, your Rolfer and you will establish a level of physical intensity with which you are comfortable. Often, within the first few sessions you will notice a palpable release of tension and tightness. Many people report feeling lighter, taller and more balanced. Sometimes the effects build more gradually, with an increasing fluidity of movement, a greater sense of ease as well as an increased alertness and energy.
The Rolfing series is ten, one hour to one-and-a-half hour long sessions (a week or two apart) that are designed as a comprehensive approach to integrating your entire body. Special interventions to treat specific injuries can often be accomplished in fewer sessions. Post-ten sessions provide you with an ongoing way to mitigate the damaging effects of stress, to enhance performance and to support a wide variety of personal growth practices.