How Can Rolfing Help With Hip Pain: usually eases in 3-5 sessions, using treatment of the nerves, and the pelvic, lumbar and abdominal area fascias and joints. For more, please see the video below.
What Is Rolfing?
Vision: In every session: meeting folks where they are and helping them feel and move better.
Rolfing® Structural Integration (including Advanced Rolfing® Structural Integration) is a powerful system of deep-tissue bodywork. It releases deep physical tensions and rejuvenates the body back into to its healthy, natural shape.
Rolfing goes much deeper than traditional massage. It is a whole systems approach to re-integrating your entire body by manipulating the fascia – the tissues that connects muscle to your joints. The fascia holds our shape and affects the relative positions of each of our life supporting systems, including bones, organs, nerves, blood vessels, etc.
Carefully moving this fascial tissue can have a profound, healing effect on your physical and emotional sense of well-being. Only Certified Rolfers™ have the advanced training and years of supervised practice it takes to safely and knowledgeably employ Rolfing® techniques. Mechanically, it calls for very specific and consciously directed movements – that help give the body back a more symmetrical shape and let it have a better posture and balance in gravity.
I am a certified Boulder Rolfer trained at the The Rolf Institute® in Boulder, Colorado. I am now a Certified Advanced Rolfer™, as well as a Certified Rolf Movement® Practitioner, which allows me to offer subtle coordinative and perceptual treatments to help people integrate and sustain the benefits of the hands-on work that much better.
I also offer Visceral Manipulation, gentle techniques to help ease restrictions in the internal organs and unwind trauma, especially good for whiplash and accidents, and Sourcepoint Therapy, an energy healing modality. Click here to read more about me and my training.
How Can Rolfing Help?
Example Where Rob Helps A Client With Hip Dysplasia
How Can Rolfing Help With Other Pain ( see below)
Neck pain and headaches are extremely common, and can have different causes. They are often caused by restrictions and pulls through the body structure, especially in the the ribs and upper back, reflecting restrictions around the heart and organs, but even can be caused by restrictions in the abdominal area. This can often be relieved through my work in 3-5 sessions.
Overall body aches can be caused by an excess of inflammatory response cause by an overexcited sympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system (aka the fight flight response). An important part of my work is to ease this system, increase tone in the vagus nerve and enhance your ability to relax, generally.
For other pain questions, please give me a call at 303-887-6764.
Why Do A Ten-Session Rolfing Series?
A ten-series commitment to Rolfing gives you a thorough approach to your whole body’s patterns. The sessions are cumulative, building on each other, and the benefits of a ten-series are much more sustainable than an independent session here and there.
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The Benefits Of Rolfing
• Greater physical skill
• Emotional calmness; decrease in anxiety state
• Improved social interaction
• Feelings of well being
• Memory recall
• Increasing brain hemisphere balance and alacrity
• Greater movement efficiency
• More energy; less fatigue
• Improved neuromuscular balance
• Greater energy flow and balanced distribution of energy
Does Rolfing hurt?
Not so much. Working through very tense spots can bring up momentary intense sensations, usually followed by a profound wave of pleasure and release. Early in the first session, we will establish a level of physical intensity that you are totally comfortable with.
What about the emotions?
Most of us can sense that we hold our past emotional experiences in our bodies: a subtle holding of the breath; a bracing against gravity in the hips, back or perhaps the shoulders. Rolfing is a way many people use to help process these, by easing some of these tensions, balancing and improving alignment. It also works on a more subtle level. Trauma and restricted impulses can also be “recorded” in the fascia, and by addressing this layer, Rolfing can provide a safe, graduated way of releasing and re-owning some of this pent-up energy. The point is, we don’t want to re-awaken the trauma.
Can it make me a better athlete?
Rolfing can enhance your athletic performance in many ways, notably the physical enjoyment of the activity! Rolfing improves speed, power, fine coordination and balance, which are keys to perfecting any athletic skill. Specific interventions designed to complement and help re-balance your body in chosen discipline can be developed through the session work.
What is a series?
Rolfing typically begins with a series of ten sessions, but can include as many as 15, depending on an individual’s specific needs and level of “completion” at the 10 session mark. Each session lasts between an hour and 90 minutes and is done weekly or bi-weekly. Continuing on after ten sessions provides you with an on-going way to mitigate the damaging effects of stress, to enhance performance and to support a wide variety of personal growth practices.
After the Ten-series is over, then what?
Many people enjoy coming in for periodic tune-ups, starting a few months after completing a series. It takes less work to achieve fuller freedom and ease of motion again, if stiffness has crept back in a bit, or if you’ve had an injury. Your body will always be improved after your ten-series, making it easier to re-establish ease and and appropriate alignment. Some people come in once a month. Some prefer to come once every six months, doing a three-series of advanced work. The goal here is to catch small snags and restrictions before they build back into a problem, and to generally fine-tune your system.
Can I do less than a full series?
Special interventions to treat specific injuries can be accomplished in fewer sessions. It is recommended to get a series if you haven’t already had one, and to do at least three sessions to treat the new injury, if you have. This is in order to give your body time to adapt to the new input and allow the work a better chance to integrate. Experience has shown that this is the best way. I am open to whatever you request, as my client.
I want to experience Rolfing! How can I get started?
Call me at (303) 887-6764 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and get ready to experience high-quality Rolfing in Boulder, Colorado. Your body will thank you for it! I have a studio location in central Boulder, CO (see map) and on weekend mornings at 1352 Emery Street Longmont, CO 80501. I also travel out of state to help clients in Oklahoma, at 12401 North May, Oklahoma City OK 73120 (see map). My Oklahoma number is (405) 396-6296.