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The Ten Series

Rolfing Structural Integration is a systematic restructuring of the whole body. The hallmark of this system is a standardized “recipe” called the Ten-Series. This is a progressive series of sessions designed to balance and optimize the structure (shape) and function (movement) of the entire body. Each session builds on next in order to free restrictions trapped in associated parts of the body. This ensures the transformational process to evolve in a comfortable and harmonious way.

It is not necessary to do all 10 sessions to benefit from Rolfing. Deciding whether or not to complete the full Ten-Series is different for everyone.

Individual Rolfing sessions can be received for acute pain. However, the greatest long-term results will be achieved by balancing and optimizing both structure and function of the entire body. Structural changes that are induced locally must have structural support in place globally to sustain them. The Ten-Series provides this. Individual sessions focused on current concerns and interests are more appropriate once you have received the foundational work of the Ten-Series.

   The Ten-Series can be divided into three distinct units:

Sessions 1-3:

Called the "sleeve” sessions, session 1-3 strive to loosen and balance surface layers of connective tissue.

Sessions 4-7:

Sessions 4-7 are referred to as “core” sessions and examine terrain found between the bottom of the pelvis and top of the head. The idea of core also includes the deep tissue of the legs for its role in support.

Session 8-10:

“Integration” is emphasized throughout the remaining three sessions, as session 8-10 provide an opportunity for the practitioner to blend previously established advancements, and ones yet to be made, into the body in a way that encourages smooth movement and natural coordination. Once completed, the wisdom of the Rolfing Ten Series will drive and support the body with health for years to come.

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