A muscular realignment therapy consisting of deep tissue massage used mainly for beck and back problems.
A stringent muscular realignment therapy used mainly for back and neck problems developed by Ida Rolf.
Sometimes known as structural integration, Rolfing, named after Ida Rolf, aims to restore balance to the body and realign its structure. The Rolfing practitioner is highly trained and certified to uses a form of deep massage to work on the body's connective tissues and improve posture.
A technique of body work developed by Ida Rolf that helps to improve balance and flexibility through the therapist's manipulation of the client's muscles and joints. It is believed that this treatment improves energy flow in the body and relieves stress. This technique employs deep muscle and tissue massage, which may not be comfortable for every client.
Also known as â€œStructural Integrationâ€, Rolfing was perfected by American biochemist Dr. Ida Rolf in the 1930s. She maintained that when one part of the body is out of balance or misaligned, the rest of the body attempts to compensate until the entire structure is weakened. By manipulating the myofasical tissue in a ten session series, each building on the previous one, Rolfers assist the body to reorganize, lengthen, and integrate itself into wholeness.
Rolfers believe that when the body is structurally aligned, patients enjoy greater overall health, reduced stress and better posture. The technique, which is also called Structural Integration, involves deep manipulation of the connective tissue that covers the body's muscles. When this tissue is left alone it can restrict movement, however manipulation of the tissue promotes proper movement and mental clarity.
a massage technique developed by Swiss-born American biochemist Dr. Ida Rolf that involves deep fascia and muscle manipulation and education about body position. The purpose is to help the recipient establish deep structural relationships within the body that manifest via a symmetry and balanced function when the body is in an upright position. Also known as structural integration.
Also called Structural Integration, this method strives for realignment of the body's structural relationship with gravity and consists of deep-tissue work on the fascia, conducted over 10 sessions.
Developed by Ida Rolf, this system of body restructuring and movement education works with gravity to realign the body. Rolfers often focus bodywork on the myofascia, the connective tissue that surrounds muscles, to release tension.
Rolfing¡ is also called structural integration and was developed by Ida Rolf. Rolfing¡ seeks to reestablish proper vertical alignment in the body by manipulating the myofascial tissue so that the fascia elongates and glides rather than shortens and adheres. The 10-session series can cause deep changes in the body that are physical as well as emotional.3
A massage designed to correct problems with musculo-skeletal alignment. A series of treatments progresses from localized areas where movement is restricted to a structural reorganization of larger body segments.
Also known as Structural Integration. A system of hands-on connective tissue manipulation and movement education aimed at releasing stress patterns, and helping the client move and function with greater freedom, and effortlessly maintain a more upright posture
Structural Integration Employs deep manipulation of the connective tissue (fascia) to restore the body's natural alignment and aid in the integration of psychological, spiritual, emotional and physical aspects. The complete process involves ten sessions, each focusing on a different part of the body. Developed by Ida p. Rolf.
By applying careful, systematic pressure with the hands, a Rolfer artfully coaxes and releases chronic restrictions embedded in muscle and soft tissue. Rolfing relieves chronic patterns of tension and stress enabling better posture with less strain.
This technique uses deep manipulation of the fascia to restore the body's natural alignment, which may have become rigid through injury, emotional trauma, and inefficient movement habits. The process, developed by biochemist Ida P. Rolf, involves ten sessions, each focusing on a different part of the body.
A deep massage technique to correct musculo-skeletal alignment problems through intensive manipulation of fascia.
is a holistic and scientifically validated system of body restructuring and movement education. Rolfing frees fascial adhesions (unhealthy binding of tissues), allowing the muscles and bones to return to balanced relationships. When the fascial system is organized through the Rolfing process, the body's major segments are freed to align themselves properly.
A technique to re-order the major body segments, Rolfing was originally founded by Swiss-born Biochemist Dr. Ida Rolf in the 1940's. Rolfing utilizes a deep-tissue massage technique to bring head, shoulders, thorax, pelvis and legs into vertical alignment. It allows more efficient use of the muscles with less expended energy by lifting the head and chest and lengthening the body's trunk. A sense of lightness and greater mobility often result. Rolfing treatments are offered in a 10-session series, as well as optional additional advanced sessions thereafter.
a type of massage that uses strong pressure on deep tissues in the back to relieve tightness of the fascia (a sheath of tissue that covers the muscles) that can cause or contribute to back pain.
Manipulating the fascia by using pressure and lifting or a spreading motion to loosen up and re-organize the soft tissue of the body.
Massage technique requiring specific certification, which involves extremely deep tissue massaging and often-painful manipulation of injured areas. The massage is sought by those who require intensified treatment.
Bodywork that improves balance and flexibility through manipulation of rigid muscles, bones, and joints. Intended to relieve stress and improve energy.
Rolfing®, also referred to as Structural Integration, is based on the concept that human function is improved when segments of the body (head, torso, pelvis, legs and feet) are properly aligned. Rolfers use carefully applied pressure to help reorganize tissue while realigning the body. Rolfing® offers its own unique therapy and should not be construed as chiropractic medicine.
Structural re-balancing treatments developed to improve movement through intense manipulation of rigid muscles, bones, and joints.
Bodywork system developed by biochemist Ida Rolf that improves balance and flexibility through manipulation of muscles, bones and joints.
This article is about Rolfing, a brand of Structural Integration. For information about the generic term, see Structural Integration.