Benefits

“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

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. The main focus of Rolfing is whole body structural integration and functional efficiency, as opposed to symptom relief. One of the key things distinguishing Rolfing from many other body-based approaches is what makes the method so powerful: in the process of balancing the whole body, many symptoms and conditions improve.

Anyone can benefit from Rolfing, put 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)

The list of benefits is as varied and complex as the people who receive Rolfing, but here are some common ones:

• 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