“About a year ago I was introduced to Robert and his Rolfing® Structural Integration work. I’m here to tell you that it has changed my life! I am a PGA golf instructor and avid golfer myself. For about 3-4 years I was unable to play much golf, due to my chronic lower back pain. Literally, after only one session with Robert, I was able to swing the club again, PAIN free. I am now back to practicing and playing golf with the same intensity as I did as a teenager. The benefits of seeing Robert go far past that of just my golf game. I find my everyday life and mood better enjoyed just by the tremendous ease of movement I now have. Please do yourself a favor and get Rolfed by this man; it will change your life!”Andrew, PGA Instructor

“I have been getting Rolfed for almost 2 decades and Robert is easily one of the best. He is a master of both the physical and spiritual aspects of the practice.”Joe Hanan, Los Angeles, CA

“Robert’s Rolfing sessions are the real deal. I’ve grown – literally, I have lengthened and actually grown an inch since my sessions began. My body is functioning at a higher level than ever before. And I feel great. I am grateful for Robert’s sincere investment in my continued progress. He is the real deal.”Jason Miller, Martial Artist, Fitness Sales Manager

“I wanted to thank you for the wonderful bodywork you provided me. I have had the opportunity as a chiropractor to be on the receiving end of numerous reflexology treatments, body work, Rolfing®, shiatsu, pressure point therapy and a varieties of massage techniques. Your treatment was one of the best I have ever had. “Dr. Charles P. Rassel, D.C.

“I have found Rolfing® to be the perfect compliment to my Foundation Training work. Rolfing helps facilitate the structural balance of the body. Robert does a great job understanding a person’s body and what they need. With Robert helping to facilitate the movement and balance of the fascia and with the strengthening of Foundation Training – my body has never felt better and more balanced. I would recommend Rolfing to anyone looking to improve the structural balance of their body.”Jesse Lopez-Low, Foundation Trainer (www.FoundationTraining.com)

“Dear Robert, I am so pleased to have met you and been treated by you. My long-time massage therapist, chiropractor, cervical specialist, and acupuncturist here in Baton Rouge, LA are all blown away by the improvement they have seen with the one visit I had with you. I have experienced my issues with my thoracic spine and shoulder girdle for over 30 years and have never had the movement that I have now after one treatment! I am so very grateful and pleased with the help you have provided and I can’t wait to see you again soon.”Sincerely, Tammie Dufrene

“When I went to see Robert, I had been suffering from chronic pain in my SI joint and pain in my lumbar spine for a number of months. I had sought treatment from a chiropractor and had seen only limited improvement. After seeing Robert two times, I had a significant reduction in pain in both my back and SI joint. The changes were immediate. Perhaps even more significant, after about a month from my second session, I have continued to see progress rather than back sliding. Robert is a really talented and intuitive healer. I would recommend him without reservation.”Jill M., Santa Barbara

“I have been having chiropractic adjustments for almost 30 years now. Once I began the Rolfing® Ten Series with Robert my chiropractor immediately told me that it was unusual because my adjustments were actually holding much easier now and lasting longer. Robert’s hands are filled with years of wisdom and healing energy. I am forever grateful!” - Jack Wright

“I was dealing with a long-term chronic issue for years and years until I was treated by Robert. His work made all the difference – I am pain-free now!” - Miss Universe 1966, Margareta Arvidsson–Sweden

“My first treatment with Robert and the Rolfing® Method had a profound change in my ability to breath – the expansion I felt in my chest cavity and back was so extreme it brought tears to my eyes; I realized that the depth of my breathing had been compromised since I was a child from multiple bronchial issues. What a surprise!!! I was feeling stuck with physical pain in my sacral area – not even aware of the restriction in my diaphragm and chest. This profound change of my first session has remained with me for 5 years now – needless to say, I jumped in for the 10-Series Sessions! What I can truly say is that when your structure is free, your life opens to happiness and freedom and a fully active life. I continue to see Robert for follow ups and further expansion.”Diane Cook, Medical Intuitive/Healer (www.SayYesToHealing.com)

“I contacted Robert because of his web site. It offers a clear, rich image of Robert’s view of his work, and it invited me to partake. In my sessions with Robert I experience him as secure in his skills, open to any images or ideas I may bring, and always willing to learn from me, from my body, and from our interactions – I am grateful to have discovered him! In our work together he has helped me remove much of my physical ‘armor,’ allowing me to be more receptive in general – as a result, I discover more availability to myself as well as to others.”Elizabeth Rutherford, MA, MFT

“My latest treatment with Robert was perfect for the middle of the winter. He got me balanced, stronger, more focused and energized. He has an amazing talent and is always learning new skills. I’ve been returning to him for periodic maintenance.”Patty, Santa Barbara

“I am an avid surfer and I also play soccer regularly. As a result, I was dealing with a lot of stiffness in my back and legs that I wasn’t able to release through stretching or massage. After my first Rolfing session with Robert, I was
convinced of its benefits. Not only did I notice immediate benefits after the first session, but I felt improvements during my activities. I also noticed how good my back felt while paddling. Plus, I didn’t experience the lasting stiffness that I usually suffered after surfing. Previously, a surf session made my back feel worse. Now, after a little bit of stretching, my back feels fine. I completed the Rolfing Ten Series and feel that the treatments have greatly improved my chronic stiffness in my back and legs. I highly recommend Robert’s expertise and treatments. His knowledge also provided me with a better awareness of the connections between different parts of my body.”
Tae Kim, Active Lifestyle

“I have fibromyalgia and was in a minor car accident. Since I have pre-existing pain, any kind of jarring causes me to be bedridden for a long time. The day of the accident and a few days to follow, Robert performed Rolfing on me. This was the first time after an experience of jarring that I could actually walk a day or so later and carry on with my day. I have been in major pain almost all of my life and Robert was the only person to take so much of the pain away in just a few sessions. I would have loved to do the full 10 sessions with him but had to go back to Canada where I live. He is so amazing with his profession in how he can dissipate pain. I have tried so many treatment modalities for pain with pain killers, trigger point injection etc., and alternative health measures and have found that Robert was the most helpful with my pain. He helped to relieve my fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome, TMJ, abdomonal pain and headaches. He is an excellent Rolfer and I would recommend him to anyone who is in pain and especially for people with fibromyalgia like me who are looking for pain relief without medication.” - Marie LeBlanc B.A., Certified Reflexologist

Bob Tewksbury, pitcher for the Minnesota Twins says, “I have received many benefits from Rolfing®. In 1991, my massage therapist recommended it as a way to get a deeper level of work.  Although the benefits of muscle work come and go depending on when and how regularly I get Rolfing work, I have noticed long lasting benefits with regard to my breathing, my posture and my body awareness. I have used Rolfing® mainly in two areas, for my lower and upper back to help with flexibility and stiffness and to enhance my performance.  I plan to use it again.”

Minnesota Vikings, Capt. Of Offense, Cris Carter demands a lot from his body. When a high ankle sprain took him out of the game, he sought out his Certified Rolfer™. Cris says, “Six physicians predicted I would be out of the game for five weeks with that high ankle sprain. My Rolfer had me back out in a week – I played the Green Bay game and within two weeks I was playing full force again and ran a 100 yard game!”

Kristen Ulmer, former World Champion Extreme skier and U.S. Freestyle Ski team, mogul specialist, who had a series of knee surgeries as a result of injuries and tendonitis says, “After the surgery I had excruciating pain and could not drive or walk.” Revered as the “best female Extreme skier” for over 10 years, Ulmer tried Rolfing® bodywork for soft tissue injuries and says it brought her hips and ankles back into alignment, and the pain disappeared. “It healed so fast I can’t believe it!” says Kristen. “The expected 6 month recovery time was cut in half, and three months after surgery I was trekking to Cho Oyu on a Himalayan ski expedition!”


Olympic MD, Dr. Karlis Ullis, at the Sports Medicine and Anti-Aging Medical Group in Santa Monica, CA says, “Athletes always need help with chronic injuries, muscular strains and overuse.The Olympic athletes wouldn’t have as many injuries if they had appropriate soft tissue therapy,“ says Dr. Ullis.“Rolfing is valuable for athletes in high level competition to address the build up of scar tissue and disarrangement of myofascial tissue that occurs from training, competition and injury.”

The Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy published a Chronic Lower Back Pain case study by Certified Rolfer and physical therapist, John Cottingham, in 1997.The report says that effective, sustained pain relief from chronic back problems can be provided with alternative treatment protocols [like the Rolfing® Structural Integration 10-Series] that go beyond the conventional corrective techniques of physical therapy.