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           What Benefits of Rolfing?

 

The benefits of Rolfing that are most commonly experienced include and are not limited to the following:

BODY - Alignment, posture and shape more closely approach symmetry and functional balance.
BREATHING - More freedom and ease in breathing. Greater depth and distribution of breath throughout the torso, often accompanied by a measurable increase in vital capacity.
MOVEMENT - Truer alignment of body segments in motion. Greater resilience and flexibility. Smoother, more “light and free” quality of movement. Increased and more symmetrical ranges of motion.
ENERGY - A sense of increased vigor and more available energy. More efficient use of energy. Normalization of perceived temperature in extremities.
BODY AWARENESS - Increased, more sophisticated levels of proprioception and kinesthesia. A sense of mental clarity and increased perceptual activity.
RELAXATION - Lower daily tension levels. Lowered tendency to express stress as physical tension. Deeper levels of relaxation more easily obtained.
EMOTIONAL - Feelings more accessible and recognizable. Facilitation of therapy or other growth processes. An increase in the depth of insight.
SLEEP - Deeper, more restful sleep. Reduced insomnia.
BODY TISSUES - Improved skin tone and color in normal and scarred skin. Softer, more resilient texture to muscle and soft tissues.

 

These changes, which may occur, are the direct result of the partnership and participation of both the client and the Rolfer.

 

The ROLFING process often improves the situation of individuals who have a history of:

1. Injury or illness that creates residual scar tissue,

    adhesions, or  chronic postural adaptation to pain.

    Examples: surgery, fractures, disease.

2. Chronic misuse, unconscious stress and warp of the

    physical structure. Examples: improper exercising, faulty

    posture.

3. Emotional tension and psychological stress affecting the

    body as patterns of held tension and restriction of free

    movement, etc. Examples: teeth grinding, hunching of

    shoulders, restriction of breath, tight throat, belly aches.

4. Habitual activities (work, sports, sleep, etc.), repetitive

    stresses, and unconscious postural imitation can create

    abnormal movement and structural patterns. Examples:

    computer programmers, postal carriers, dancers, hair

    stylists, baseball pitchers, golfers.

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