FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ROLFING

Who benefits from Rolfing?

Athletes, dancers, students of yoga and meditation, musicians, business people, individuals with chronic pain and stress, people from all walks of life and of all ages come to Rolfing not only for relief from their pain and stress, but also for improved performance in their professional and everyday activities.  Rolfing can deepen practices such as meditation, yoga, tai chi as well as other disciplines.  Adults and children of all ages can benefit from Rolfing.

Is Rolfing painful?

New mind-sets have replaced the old in the Rolfing community, making pain a thing of the past. While the work can sometimes be uncomfortable, it is no longer painful. ?The area of the body worked can vary in sensations and feeling depending upon the existence of chronic stress, injury, and other factors. ?A pleasurable feeling of release following momentary discomfort is the most common sensation.

Why is there a 10 series?

The purpose of the 10 series is to address the body as a whole and not address only a local problem. The 10 series will systematically address your body`s postural pattern.

Do I have to get the 10 series?

Of course not. ?You may try a couple of sessions to see if Rolfing is right for you. ?If your circumstances do not allow for the 10 series you and your Rolfer may come up with a strategy for fewer sessions.

What do I wear to a Rolfing session?

Typical attire is underwear for men and a bra and underwear for women. It is important for the Rolfer to see your structure in order to ascertain the best strategy for treatment. A sheet or blanket is available if you wish.

How is Rolfing different from Massage and Chiropractic?

Massage focuses on short term relaxation of the muscles while Rolfing focuses on realigning and changing the patterns of movement for long term benefits. Chiropractic works on bone alignment utilizing high velocity adjustments. However, unless the tension in the soft tissue is addressed, the muscles will continue to pull the bones out of alignment. (i.e. think of a tent where the ropes on one side are pulled tighter than the other side). Rolfing works on creating balance of tension using slow movement in the soft tissue to allow the bones to gently fall into place. The nervous system has time to accommodate and accept the changes.