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Rolfing® Structural Integration

"This is the gospel of Rolfing:
When the body gets working appropriately,
the force of gravity can flow through.
Then, spontaneously, the body heals itself."

Ida P. Rolf

Rolfing Structural Integration (SI) may have the ability to dramatically alter a person’s posture and structure.

Rolfing (SI) is a holistic form of bodywork that realigns the whole body by releasing and reorganizing the connective tissues, called fascia. It potenially resolves discomfort, reduces compensations and alleviates pain.


  • Improves body alignment

  • Reduces pain

  • Speeds up recovery from injury

  • Increases flexibility freedom of movement and range of motion

  • Improves balance

  • Enhances performance

  • Boosts energy

  • Reduces stress

  • Improves circulation

  • Eliminates toxins

  • Increases body awareness


Rolfing can help you look and feel better. It can improve your posture by targeting the root cause of chronic pain including:


  • Back pain (including disc injuries)

  • Hip pain (including osteoarthritis)

  • Knee pain

  • Neck ache

  • Scoliosis

  • Shoulder pain

  • Sports injuries

  • Repetitive Strain Injuries

  • Pregnancy pains

  • Wrist & hand pain

  • Leg pain

  • Ankle & foot pain

  • Arthritis

  • Tendonitis

  • Elbow pain

  • Jaw pain

What to expect

A Rolfing SI session is done on a massage table as the therapist manipulates the client’s connective tissue. A movement component may occur within a Rolfing SI session or be done as separate movement lessons.

For best results, it is optimal to do a series of 10 sessions. The 10 sessions are cumulative and work towards specific goals to systematically balance and optimize the structure and function (movement) of the entire body. It may also be reduced to 3 or 6 sessions according to your needs or wishes.

Does Rolfing hurt?

A careful manipulation is done according to the individual’s pain tolerance and condition. Different strategies are used to release the tissue by applying gentle pressure, superficial and deep touches.


The Ten Series

The Ten Series is the process that systematically balances and optimizes both the structure (shape) and function (movement) of the entire body over the course of ten Rolfing sessions. 

Sessions 1-3, called the "sleeve" sessions, strive to loosen and balance surface layers of connective tissue. 

Sessions 4-7 are referred to as "core" sessions and address the 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. 

Sessions 8-10 provide an opportunity for the practitioner to synthesize and integrate previously established advancements into the body's structure in a way that encourages grace and natural coordination. 

Rolf Movement® Integration 
While Rolfing SI frees and integrates the body's structure, Rolf Movement Integration teaches the client how to use these possibilities in everyday life. 

This process can explore basic movement activities, such as breathing, walking, standing, and sitting; focus on more specialized activities, like, running, desk work, housework, yoga, sports, carpentry, lifting, driving, etc.; or concentrate on very subtle movements, such as the flexibility of each vertebrae or improving functionality of specific muscle usage.

Conditions treated
What to expect
Rolf Movement® Integration 
Ten Series Overview
What is Rolfing?
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