“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, PhD
Often people wonder, “why would I need this type of therapeutic massage?” The reasons differ for everybody. Our histories of accidents, habitual use and overuse, and patterns of tension impact and unbalance our tissues causing them to shorten and harden. Felt as aches and pains, these tensional restrictions interfere with our daily activities. It might have originated from a specific physical accident, and emotional confrontation, or a chronic compensation from an earlier injury resulting in a pattern of compromised use.
Most often, Rolfing clients have the feeling that something is not right in their body. They have felt better before and are striving for the younger and more at-ease body they remember.