I ❤ Rolfing® Austin TX
Structural Alignment • Lasting Pain Relief • Improved Performance
I ❤ Rolfing Austin TX
Dedicated to Pain-Free Living, Healing and Health For All
Rolfing® Structural Integration is a method for releasing muscles, joints, bones, nerves, and connective tissue into new effective patterns that delimit the body’s movement capacities. Rolfing improves gait, creates better posture, and facilitates emotional resiliency to better address everyday stress.
When we are out of balance, gravity drags us down, just as it drags down a building that has lost its structural integrity. Whether from poor posture, injury, illness, or emotional distress, an unbalanced body is in a constant tug-of-war with gravity. The result is an accumulation of tension and strain within the body’s muscles and surrounding connective tissue that gives rise to pain, rigidity of movement, and depleted energy.
The primary aim of the Rolfing process is to permanently release this tension and to overcome deeply ingrained physical restrictions–balancing and realigning your entire body in relation to gravity.
What is Rolfing?
The Rolfing Method releases the tension, tightness, and restrictions that are held in the connective tissue — called fascia — which surrounds and penetrates the muscles and every other structure in your body. If you have ever cut into a piece of steak, you have seen the fascia close up — it is the white filmy substance binding muscles together.
Dr. Rolf was the first scientist to recognize the critical role played by the fascia, which gives the human body its specific shape and orientation. While the fascia’s remarkable plasticity enables us to adapt to stress and injury, it also thickens and rigidifies in response to the strains pulling our bodies out of alignment with gravity. Slouched backs with heads too far forward, knock-knees or bowed legs, flat feet or high arches, excessive spinal curvature — these are all the telltale signs of complex patterns of strain and tightness resulting from the thickening of the muscles and fascia (Read about Fascia).
Dr. Rolf’s deepest practical insight was to recognize that this very same plasticity could be harness to literally reshape the body and bring about a fundamental structural transformation. Through highly refined techniques of applying pressure with the hands, a Certified Rolfer can soften and lengthen the fascia, which in turn frees the body from constrictions and enables it to right itself effortlessly in gravity.
What Results to Expect From Rolfing
For over four decades, Rolfing integration has brought lasting relief from chronic conditions of all kinds while promoting an enhanced sense of vitality and well-being in people of all ages and walks of life. Not only does this Rolfing process help you avoid the degenerative effects that arise when you are out of balance with gravity, it also enables you to let go and experience a new sensitivity toward your body and the physical world. Rolfing clients also frequently achieve greater psychological and emotional well-being. It has helped people in psychotherapy gain a more direct connection to their emotional life. And for many, it has deepened the practices of meditation, yoga, tai chi and other mind/body disciplines. As years of old postural habits, injuries and the physical manifestations of emotional traumas give way to new patterns and experiences through Rolfing structural work, your body begins to take a new form and shape. At ease with your body and balanced in gravity, you experience and enhanced sense of flexibility and freedom. And best of all, your body is better able to adapt to life’s demands and stresses in a way that doesn’t result in physical constriction, tension and injury.
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Most people come to their Rolfing sessions with a list of complaints, aches and pains, some minor and some symptomatic and indicative of deeper structural trouble. While they are aware of the discomfort associates with their troubles, they are often unaware of the more subtle body sensations that would give them an ability to consciously alter their physical co-ordination and relieve some of their aches and pains.
During the Rolfing series, as restricted tissues are released and new movements become possible, greater body awareness is accessed. You can expect that the combination of freedom from physical restriction and greater self awareness will result in new patterns of co-ordination and reduced strain at the sites of the pain.
The benefits of Rolfing are typically cumulative and reach their peak at the end of a series of sessions. However, many benefits are experienced as soon as the first Rolfing session.
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Rolfing Series work
The 10-Series uses 10 sessions – and sometimes up to 15 with more complicated conditions – to systematically address the body from head to toe. The general recipe aims to horizontalize the head, thorax, and pelvis, while building support through the legs, adaptability in the shoulders and arms, and functionality that originates in the core. You can also read about the educational process of Rolfing.
Rehabilitation & Recovery
Rolfing can be particularly helpful with recovering from connective tissue disorders and conditions, like scleroderma, plantar fasciitis, cellulitis, and scars. It can also help with recovery from stress induced by marathon training, climbing, martial arts, or any other physically demanding occupations or hobbies.
Rolfing is probably best known for its unique ability to bring precise attention and care to the many elements that make up a person’s posture and gait. Posture through a Rolfer’s eyes is much more than how straight someone stands. It is a manifestation of the personality and all of its quirks on a physical dimension.
General Wellness and Emotions
There is little question anymore as to the interrelatedness of one’s emotional state and general well-being and success in life. However, there are still too few modalities that blend physical work with the emotional dimension of life. Other therapies rely too much on story-telling and analysis. Rolfing simply elicits emotional growth by stabilizing people in their own physical centers, where empowerment can flow naturally into one’s life.
Rolfing Can Help
- Improve Posture
- Reduce Stress
- Enhance Physical Performance
- Offset Wear and Tear
- Aging Gracefully
- Increase Flexibility
- Plantar fasciitis
- Back pain healing
- Neck pain healing
- Shoulder pain
- Hip pain reduction
- Reduce Scoliotic Symptoms
- Improve mental and emotional clarity
- And more…
Sessions Will Be
- Sophisticated and individualized
- Physically transformative
- Challenging to preconceptions
- Energizing and calming
- Responsive to your needs
- Unique to your body
- And more…
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