Rolfing Structural Integration is commonly known as “the Rolf Method” after Ida P. Rolf the creator. It is a form of therapeutic bodywork that releases and balances unhealthy lines of tension and stress trapped in the body’s connective tissue. This tissue, also known as fascia, surrounds, supports, and penetrates muscles, bones, nerves, and organs. Fascia, the connective tissue that encapsulates the muscles, plays a vital role in muscles ability to work efficiently.

Having these lines of tension addressed improves posture and alignment. Moving more easily with increased balance and body awareness are other common benefits. The body-refinement gained through Rolfing strengthens one’s natural integrity and promotes health and well-being.

For many, experiencing this higher level of well being allows them to express more of who they truly are. It is this combination of tissue release, alignment, ease of movement, and the possibility for personal growth that makes Rolfing so unique and transformative. It helps to bring alignment to the body by releasing daily patterns or life-long patterns of tension and stress.

It is traditionally completed in a systematic 10-session series, can be separated into fewer sessions or continued after the initial 10 series as well. 

Sessions last between 1 hour and 1.5 hours. Each consecutive session builds upon the last until full integration of the body is accomplished. Often referred to as “the queen of bodywork” Structural Integration has been responsible for getting bodies all over the world out of pain and into balance.

Some Benefits of Structural Integration include: 

  • Improved posture in all planes of motion from head to toe plus greater range of motion and flexibility.
  • Freedom from sciatica, chronic back and neck pain.
  • Decreased tension, stress and relief from repetitive strain injuries.
  • Improved balance, coordination, breathing and athletic performance.

Rolfing/Si Session
Full Ten Series  
After 10 Series of Rolfing and corrective exercise at Cheetahfit.

Why 10 Sessions?

Structural Integration is a systematic 10-session approach created to balance the body in all three dimensions in gravity by lengthening and re-positioning the fascia. As fascia is lengthened it allows the muscles to move more efficiently. Each session focuses on different terrains of the body and builds upon the last until complete integration of the body is accomplished.

Why is movement re-education necessary?

Movement education is what sustains the functional ease and postural balance achieved in the series. It is intended to empower you to manage your own health. Through it you will re-learn and refine your most habitual basic movements like sitting, standing, and walking. By improving these, you will conserve and maximize your energy efficiently.
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