About Rolfing® Structural Intetgration

Before Ist Rolfing Session / After 10th Rolfing Session

Rolfing Structural Integration (SI)is named after Dr Ida P Rolf. Dr Rolf began an enquiry into human well-being more than fifty years ago and devoted her energy to creating a holistic system of soft tissue manipulation and movement education that organized the whole body in gravity.

She eventually named this system Structural Integration. She discovered that she could achieve remarkable changes in posture and structure by manipulating the body's myofascial system.

'Rolfing' is the nickname that many clients and practitioners gave this unique style of work, and it is now a registered service mark in over 27 countries. Rolfing SI has an unequalled and unprecedented ability to dramatically alter a person's posture and structure.

Athletes, dancers, children, business professionals, and people from all walks of life have benefited from Rolfing SI. People seek Rolfing SI as a way to ease pain and chronic stress, and improve performance in their professional and daily activities. It's estimated that more than 1 million people have received Rolfing work.

Research has demonstrated that Rolfing SI may create a more efficient use of the muscles, allows the body to conserve energy, and creates more economical and refined patterns of movement. Research also shows that Rolfing SI may significantly reduce chronic stress and create changes in the body structure. For example, one study showed that Rolfing SI significantly reduced the spinal curvature of subjects with lordosis (sway back); it also showed that Rolfing SI may enhance neurological functioning.

More more information about Rolfing SI and research, please visit www.rolf.org.

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