Benefits

Benefits of Rolfing include:

  • Relief from chronic pain or tension
  • Faster recovery from physical demands, injury or surgery
  • Improved posture
  • Increased range of motion and flexibility
  • Ease of movement
  • More strength
  • Increased energy
  • Newfound ability to play sports or do activities that were previously inaccessible
  • Better body awareness
  • Lasting results

 Anyone can benefit from Rolfing, but particularly those who:

  • Work in physically demanding jobs
  • Experience chronic pain
  • Want to improve their posture
  • Work long hours on a computer
  • Desire improved performance and reduced risk of injury (e.g. athletes, musicians, dancers)

Since Rolfing® was developed over fifty years ago, people of all ages and from all walks of life have benefited from it, receiving relief from neck pain, back problems, impaired mobility, and other difficulties.

Rolfing focuses on whole-body structural integration and functional efficiency, as opposed to symptom relief. In the process of balancing the whole body, many symptoms and conditions improve. This is one of the key differences of Rolfing from many other approaches – and what makes Rolfing so powerful.

To stand upright is to work against gravity, and if this resistance to the pull of gravity is defined by the force of life, it can be said that those who expend the least amount of effort in holding a vertical posture have the greatest potential to direct their life energies toward some other activity.
— Shizuto Masunanga