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Structural Integration


 

What is Rolfing?

Rolfing is a system of body manipulation aimed at restoring structural integrity to the whole body. It is sometimes called the “head-to-toe” approach, because unlike symptom-oriented modalities, Rolfing involves addressing every major and minor segment of the body.

Austin Rolfing Posture ImprovementTo cover this much ground, Rolfers use the 10-Series, an organized progression of sessions that are designed to first unravel the body’s tension, and then reorganize the body in alignment with gravity.  In the process, Rolfing relieves many symptoms of misalignment, including pain, fatigue, and poor posture.

Why Rolfing Works

To understand why Rolfing works, we first have to understand the body. There are three primary degenerative forces at work on the body — time, gravity, and stress. Time is sometimes referred to as aging, but there are many people who prove that age and wellness are not inversely related. Rather, time is simply the medium over which repetitive stresses and injuries accumulate. It can also be the medium over which these forces are counteracted. Given the chance, the body can heal. And Rolfing promotes and supports this process.

Gravity, too, is fundamentally a supportive force. By planting the body to Earth, gravity supports our well-being by exerting just the right amount of force to encourage strength, length, and energy to our core muscles. But when our bodies lose their structural integrity, gravity becomes a degenerative force, constantly pulling on our vertically oriented bodies and sometimes exacerbating misalignment.

As a Rolfer in Austin, I am trained to assess your posture, apply deep pressure to tissue to release restrictions, and guide you toward a more functional understanding and experience of your body. 

How Rolfers™ Are Trained

Rolfing in AustinAll Certified Rolfers are required to complete 731 hours of training, including anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, structural manipulation, and ethics. Rolfers also take continuing education classes and mentorships to expand on their skills and knowledge. To verify that a Rolfer has been trained by The Rolf Institute please check Find a Rolfer

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