My active nursing career, yoga teaching, and sculptural background all influence my personal approach to Rolfing. Primarily clients benefit from my professionalism, intuitive and strong hands, teaching attitude, and background in medical knowledge.
City Rolfer also offers video and still frame analysis to enhance your understanding of your body-and it's change during the Rolfing process.
Rolfing was developed to reorganize the body structure over a series of 10 sessions, though shorter interventions may be appropriate.
10 Session Outline:
Like dieting or weightlifting, changes in your body take time. Dr. Rolf developed a 10-session treatment program to help you form a new body, and bring you ease.
Sessions 1,2,3: General opening of outer fascia layers. First session focuses on breath, ribcage, neck, and back. The second session focuses largely on the legs, feet and low back. The third session focuses on getting length through the spine, outside of the legs, and ribcage.
Sessions 4,5,6,7: Once sessions 1,2,3, open the outer layers of fascia, your Rolfer can go deeper- and begin restructuring your body from the ground up. This is the general plan in sessions 4-7.
Sessions 8-10: The cumulative affects of Rolfing on your body make these sessions very important. Not only can the Rolfer get more done in each of these sessions than the preceeding ones- the main goals are to finely balance your body, and reinforce your new positive body habits.
Other treatment options:
If unsure of your commitment to Rolfing, consider the first 3 sessions of Rolfing a trial period.
If you are in severe pain, injury work may be necessary before addressing your body within the 10-series framework. This can take anywhere from 3-5 sessions.
Maintenance programs and/or follow up work (post-10 work) are always an option. Spacing of sessions depends on your body and its needs.
People of all ages and walks of life can benefit from Rolfing: the office worker, the shy child, the avid gardener, the athlete. Rolfing addresses some specific ailments.
Everyone can benefit from Rolfing. If you are seeking to experience optimum health and body performance, you are a candidate for Rolfing. People looking for increased body awareness and general health are perfect Rolfing candidates. Some specific problems addressed in Rolfing include:
- poor posture
- chronic pain conditions
- general tension (i.e. back, neck, shoulders)
- high stress levels
- acute injuries
- and much more...
We all use our bodies and can be sure that investing in them will bring positive and healthy returns.