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Rolf Method Structural Integration

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Advanced Rolf Practitioner

Timothy Roode  

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80 minute session$180 Book An Appointment
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The Rolf Method of Structural Integration was introduced over fifty years ago by Dr. Ida P. Rolf. The Rolf Method successfully returns the body to a state of balance with a primary focus on manipulating the muscular and connective tissues of the body into proper alignment for peak performance and health, including prevention and recovery from injury and stress reduction.

Unlike forms of deep tissue massage, Rolfing returns the body to a state of balance by manipulating and increasing the elasticity of connective tissues that wrap around every bone and muscle, moving the body into the correct alignment for optimum posture and functioning.

Research has shown many physical and emotional health benefits from Rolfing including:

Structural Integration (Rolf Method) changes the postural imbalances of the body to correct the sources of tension and pain. The Rolf Method isn’t just a vigorous “deep-tissue” massage; it encourages the body to find new ways to organize and balance itself.

Who was Dr. Ida P. Rolf

Dr. Ida P. Rolf received her Ph.D. in biochemistry from Columbia University in 1920 and furthered her knowledge of the body through her scientific work in organic chemistry at the Rockefeller Institute. Her extensive research for solutions to family health problems led her to examine many systems that studied the effect of structure on function, including yoga, osteopathy and chiropractic. This, together with her scientific education, her curiosity, her intrinsic knowledge and her hands-on experience, guided her to a new understanding of the value of structural order.

A system of work emerged which Dr. Rolf called Structural Integration. She discovered that she could achieve remarkable changes in posture and structure by manipulating the body’s myofascial system, devoting her energy to creating a holistic system of soft tissue manipulation and movement education that organized the whole body in gravity.

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