What is Rolfing?

Named after its founder, Dr. Ida P. Rolf, Rolfing® Structural Integration is an original and scientifically validated system of body restructuring and movement education.

My Advanced Rolfing® work releases the body’s segments – legs, torso, arms etc. (all held within the connective tissue fascial system) – from life long patterns of tension and bracing and permits gravity to realign them. By doing so, it balances the body. Of all the forces affecting the human body, gravity is among the most powerful. Body misalignment in gravity results in chronic strain, lowered vitality and impaired biological and psychological functioning.

Photographs taken before session 1 and after session 10 document the changes that take place in the course of a Rolfing® series.

Because the body’s fascial system and structure are better balanced after my Advanced Rolfing® work, it expends less of its vital energies against gravity. This biological energy efficiency is often experienced as a higher level of alertness and vitality. Movement becomes easier and overall personal functioning tends to improve.

People of all ages come to me for help with neck pain, back problems, impaired mobility and other difficulties which originate with internal strains. Others seek to improve appearance, to improve athletic performance, and to enhance personal growth toward a fuller realization of their potential.

My Advanced Rolfing® work results in a feeling of fitness and wholeness. People who have been Rolfed stand and move with more surety and grace than before.  The outcome & benefits will manifest as long-term results!

Because gravity exerts its force evenly, it tends to create strain in unbalanced bodies and to support balanced ones.


Rolfing® and Rolfer™ are service marks of the Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration