Established in the 1970's, Ida Rolf's revolutionary technique offers healing and transformation to everyone
Because it is effective for so many physical conditions, Rolfing has won worldwide respect as a leading healing method. So whether you are in front of a computer and suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, or you are a golfer with a bad hip, Rolfing can restore you to health. Why does it work so well for so many people?
The reason is that fascia — the connective tissue that holds muscles, bones, and organs in place, giving your body its structure — is malleable. Working directly with these connective tissues, a Rolfer can bring your body back into balance, restoring movement and flexibility. While you may feel locked into a certain position, pattern, or posture, you aren’t. And if you thought surgery was your only option, you may be happily surprised.
But, is Rolfing painful?
A good Rolfer will calibrate his technique to accommodate a client’s sensations.
Someone undergoing treatment may from time-to-time experience pressure, or momentary discomfort. But these sensations represent a different qualitative experience than what is typically perceived as pain. And, further, unlike what could be described as “painful pain,” these sensations instantly evaporate as soon as the Rolfer, if needed, dials back his touch.
It’s also important to note that many people who experience discomfort are not fully aware of the total scope of their problem. Rolfing often releases layers of pain that a sufferer had no prior awareness of until they felt the source of the pain dissipate.
If you have forgone treatment because of the notion that Rolfing is painful, you owe it to yourself to discover the truth. That truth lies within the body. It knows when it is being helped. And it can distinguish between the pain that is harming it, and the touch that is healing it.
"It's not how deep you go,
but how you go deep."
– Ida Rolf