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  The Rolf Institute of Structural Integration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dr. Rolf discovered that she could achieve remarkable changes in posture and structure by manipulating the body's myofascial system.
Rolfing structural integration has an unequaled and unprecedented ability to dramatically alter a person's posture and structure.
They seek out Rolfing as a way to ease pain and chronic stress, plus improve performance in their professional and daily life activities.
www.rolf.org /about   (404 words)

Rolfing is a scientific and organized system of manipulating the muscles in the body to their correct positions.
Rolfing was the nickname that was given after the founder, Dr. Ida Rolf (www.rolf.org/intro.html).
Rolfing is not the answer to everything, but it can improve anyone's life (www.biznet.com.flsburg.va.us/~rolfer/rolf10.html).
www.vanderbilt.edu /AnS/psychology/health_psychology/rolfing.html   (1837 words)

 Rolfing - Henry Spink Foundation
It is based on Dr Rolf’s knowledge in yoga, Alexander technique and osteopathy, and her strong belief in the connection between the body and gravity.
According to Dr Rolf daily disturbances such as stress, injuries, bad postures or emotional disturbances cause the body to be out of alignment with gravity, this can result in chronic pain, psychological and physiological impairments; people have to subconsciously compensate and cope with these limitations by breathing or moving less easily.
Rolfing differs from traditional massage in that it does not focus on the muscles but on the connective tissue which forms their protective layer.
www.henryspink.org /rolfing.htm   (587 words)

 What is Rolfing Structural Integration
Rolfing® Structural Integration is an interactive process between Rolfer® and client, the goal of which is to integrate the client’s physical body in gravity.
Rolfing is a holistic process which values these changes, which clients often describe as a more positive outlook on life, and an increased ability to handle emotional changes.
Rolfing is not a technique, it is a process using a wide range of techniques to communicate integration.
www.rolfing.co.za /whatis.html   (645 words)

Rolfing, also called Rolf therapy or structural integration, is a holistic system of bodywork that uses deep manipulation of the body's soft tissue to realign and balance the body's myofascial structure.
Rolfing movement integration, or RMI, is intended to help clients develop better awareness of their vertical alignment and customary movement patterns.
Rolfing rhythms are a series of exercises intended to remind participants of the basic principles of Rolfing: ease, length, balance, and harmony with gravity.
www.lifesteps.com /gm/Atoz/ency/rolfing_pr.jsp   (1485 words)

 Complementary Health and Alternative Medicine - Rolfing
Rolfing is a series of deep massage treatments, which aim to re-establish the natural alignment and structural integration of the body.
Her search for solutions to family health problems led her to study the effect of the body's structure on its functioning, hence Rolfing, or Structural Integration, was born.
Dr Rolf believed that "an effective human being is a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts".
www.chisuk.org.uk /bodymind/whatis/rolfing.php   (254 words)

 James Nichols: Certified Rolfer, Durango, Colorado   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In Rolfing, the WHOLE human being is addressed toward balance to effect long lasting change and release of tension throughout the structure.
Rolfing is therefore, designed to be an 8 to 12 session series, although it is beneficial with even one session.
The Rolfing Institute for Structural Integration was established in 1971 and serves as an educational and research center to support and promote Rolfing.
www.irolf.com   (284 words)

 Rolfing Seattle - Brad Jones, Certified Advanced Rolfing Pracitioner in Seattle
Rolfing, or Structural Integration, is a system of hands-on bodywork that brings the body into a new alignment and establishes better balance, greater flexibility and improved physical abilities.
Rolfing works in a series of sessions to release the fibrous and thickened connective tissue (myofascial system) that influences the alignment of the skeletal structure.
Rolfing Seattle practitioner Brad Jones brings years of training and hands-on experience to his work, helping people of all walks of life—sedentary, moderately active, and highly athletic—find new joy in using their bodies.
www.mrrolfer.com   (209 words)

 Facts about Rolfing®
Rolfing has also been shown to significantly reduce chronic stress, reduce spinal curvature in subjects with lordosis (sway back), and enhance neurological functioning.
Rolfing is used by many professional athletes, dancers and entertainers to improve performance.
Rolf combined her research with her scientific knowledge to stimulate a deeper appreciation of the body’s structural order, resulting in the theory and practice of Rolfing.
www.rolfusa.com /rolfing.html   (525 words)

 Rolfing® and Repetitive Strain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Rolfing Structural Integration is a deep connective tissue massage technique that reorganizes coordinated muscle function.
When the program on-site Rolfing began, Starkey's modification factor for this rate was about 91%; that is, their premiums were 91% of the national average.
Rolfing as an integral part of a company's health and safety program provides obvious and immediate benefits to the employee as well as the employer.
www.vilain.com /rsirolfing.php   (1290 words)

 Rolfing FAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The job of Rolfing is to free the shortened fascia, allow the muscles to return to a balanced relationship and the body to release the compensations.
Rolfing is most effective as a series of sessions, usually 10, but there are exceptions to this and discussions with the individual is best to help determine how the series would work.
Rolfing Movement Integration is a separate system of work which forwards the same goal as Rolfing itself.
www.rolfnet.com /faq.htm   (1401 words)

 rolfing - Holistic Junction
Rolfing is a holistic system developed over fifty years ago by Dr. Ida P. Rolf, whereby soft tissue manipulation and movement education is used for the whole body.
Rolfing is known for its ability to relieve pain and chronic stress; and overall improvement of daily activities.
Rolfing is also a good therapy to attain a higher spiritual level, as it interconnects mind, body and spirit.
www.holisticjunction.com /categories/rolfing.html   (262 words)

 Lucy Bissell, Seattle Certified Advanced Rolfer, Aston-Patterner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In 1988 and 1989 I attended the Rolf Institute in Boulder, Colorado.
Rolfing relieved me of chronic back, neck and head pain and from knee problems that I had developed from running.
Rolfing tune-ups continue to improve my physical alignment which for me translates to better mental and spiritual alignment.
www.seattle-rolfing.com   (292 words)

Rolfing is a kind of deep massage and "movement education" developed by Ida P. Rolf (1896-1979), a biochemist and therapist.
Rolf claimed she found a correlation between muscular tension and pent up emotions.
Rolfing is the name given to Dr. Rolf's method of massage, which transcends chiropractic in that it is based on the notion that emotional as well as physical health depends upon being properly aligned.
skepdic.com /rolfing.html   (485 words)

 Rolfing, Yoga & Pilates
To further support the results of Rolfing, the most complimentary and beneficial forms of exercise are Pilates and Yoga.
Rolfing and Pilates design a treatment plan based on a visual analysis of a persons structure and their movement.
However, Rolfing and Yoga are not modalities to alleviate suffering.
www.ayabe.com /index_files/Page423.htm   (769 words)

 Rolfing Associates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Physical therapists readily embrace Rolfing because the fascial manipulation that is a key technique of Rolfing is the subject of continuing education seminars for physical therapists who learn it, not as part of a body restructuring process, but as an aid in joint mobilization.
Rolfing was especially powerful for me in allowing me to feel good about being tall, which I had been uncomfortable with since my teens, and in coming to enjoy and appreciate my body after years of having a negative body image.
Rolfing excites me not only as a way to help people have healthier and more vibrant well-being in the present, but through their entire lives.
www.greenmountainaccess.net /~vermontrolfer   (2141 words)

 Vicki Egge, Certified Rolfer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Rolfing is an original and scientifically validated system of body restructuring and movement education.
Rolfing clients often report positive changes in their outlook on life and in their ability to handle emotional changes.
Its major purposes are to train Rolfers and Rolfing Movements teachers, to carry on research and to provide information to the public.
www.bnt.com /~rolfer   (246 words)

Rolfing sessions are done with the client lying or sitting of a table.
If you decide to have a Rolfing session, you will feel like you are working with me, using your breath and other specific motions to enable and enhance the releases that happen in your tissue.
When Dr. Rolf began training others in her work, she designed a 10-session series that is now known as Basic Rolfing.
rolfchicago.com /session.htm   (728 words)

 Rolfing Structual Integration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Rolfing® Structural Integration is a holistic system of soft tissue manipulation and movement education, designed to help reduce pain and improve the body’s flexibility, comfort and agility.
Rolfing is a hands-on practice, which includes mild and deep myofascial structural work, soft tissue manipulation and motion enhancement.
The Rolf Institute of Structural Integration in Boulder, Colorado, is the sole certifying organization for Rolfers.
www.myhealingpartner.com /therapies_rolfing.htm   (362 words)

 The Rolf Institute of Structural Integration
Ida Rolf, Ph.D., Rolfing structural integration works on the web-like complex of connective tissue (fascia) to release, realign and balance the whole body.
It can resolve pain and discomfort from many different causes, including those related to the lingering effects of trauma, back pain, repetitive motion injury and aging.
Rolfing is also an excellent foundation for and complement to yoga, pilates and other personal wellness practices.
www.rolf.org   (114 words)

 Rolfing in Dallas, Texas: Sam Johnson, Certified Advanced Rolfer
And yet all these signals may be pointing to a single problem, so prominent in their own structure, as well as others, that it has been ignored: they are off balance.
Rolf, Ph.D. Rolfing Structural Integration is a system of soft tissue manipulation and movement education.
Ida Rolf believed that our physical form - our posture, or structure - is not stuck in place.
www.samjohnsonrolfing.com   (187 words)

Rolfing is a scientific and intuitive system of balancing the physical structure in gravity; its fundamental and unique idea being that this omnipresent force will be received optimally by a body which is organized around a truly vertical principle of support.
Ida Rolf is the founder of the system, which she named Structural Integration, but which her students dubbed Rolfing.
The Rolfing series, or ten series, is a wholistic approach to well being, considering the relationship of the part to the whole and the whole to the part.
www.niara.org /rolfing.htm   (1231 words)

 Sandy Collins, Certified Advanced Rolfer, Austin, Texas
Those over forty may call it old age; yet all these signals may be pointing to a single problem so prominent in their own structures and the structures of others that it has been ignored: they are all at war with gravity."
Rolfing® Structural Integration is a system of soft tissue manipulation and movement education.
The goal of Rolfing is to change your body's structure so that you can rediscover, or find for the first time, an easier, healthier sense of balance and equilibrium.
www.sandycollinsrolfing.com   (138 words)

Rolfing is a system of alternative medicine which involves a particular type of deep tissue massage.
Rolfing is not designed for the treatment of a particular medical problem but is rather aimed at realigning the entire to enabling a free flow of energy and an enhanced ability to fight disease.
Rolfing consists of ten hour-long sessions, usually spaced a week or more apart, during which the Rolfer uses pressure from fingers, hands, fists, and elbows to manipulate the patient’s major muscle groups and tissue.
www.lieberson.com /en/neuro_medical_info/alternative_care/rolfing.htm   (369 words)

 Stay in Touch With...Rolfing
Rolfing is an approach to remove artificial restrictions, allowing you to recognize the potential within yourself and to grow into who you want to be.
Most people who have been Rolfed are measurably taller for an undeterminable time because posture is straightened and allowed to be in a healthier form.
Rolfing is about a lot of things, but its primary mission is body alignment with gravity.
www.massagetoday.com /archives/2005/07/05.html   (2367 words)

 Rolfing - Re-establishing the Natural Alignment of the Human Body for Vitality and Wellbeing, Canterbury, Camberwell, ...
The techniques of Rolfing involve slow, deep stretching around joints, lengthening of shortened, bunched tissues and freeing up stuck, frozen tissues so that your body moves in the way it was meant to.
The Rolf Institute was founded in 1971 in Boulder, Colorado by Dr. Ida Rolf, who held a doctorate in biochemistry.
Rolfing is a postgraduate course for individuals who have completed the required coursework in anatomy, physiology and kinesiology, have demonstrated an ability in hands-on work such as massage and who have the maturity and sensitivity to work with people using this technique.
www.rolfing.com.au   (401 words)

 The Rolfing Centre Home page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Rolfing® refers to a system of Structural Integration and manual therapy developed by Dr Ida Rolf over 50 years of study.
Rolfing cannot accurately be described as therapy or as a returning of the body to a "natural" state from which it has deteriorated.
The true genius of her method is the art and science of reshaping and reorganising human structure according to clearly defined principles in a systematic and consistent manner.
www.rolf.com.au   (546 words)

 What is Rolfing ® ?
Rolfing was created by the American biochemist Dr. Ida P. Rolf.
Rolfing is based on the idea that our body is not a machine made out of separate parts.
Trained "Rolf Movement Practitioners" help their clients to identify unbalanced and inefficient movement patterns and to develop more fluid and coordinated possibilities for the daily life.
www.rolfingb.de /rolf1en.htm   (1045 words)

 Conscious Choice: Rolfing
Rolfing is a method that aims to bring the body back to its natural state of balance.
He or she will also explain what Rolfing is and review the different stages of the treatment process.
Traditional Rolfing treatments comprise ten sessions, which are designed to work gradually from the outer superficial fascia (sessions one, two, and three) to deeper layers of the fascia (sessions four, five, six, and seven), and then integration of the two (sessions eight, nine, and ten).
www.consciouschoice.com /2000/cc1305/rolfing1305.html   (1547 words)

 Align.org: Rolfing, Sports Rolfing, Owen Marcus, Rolfing FAQ
Athletes also turn to Rolfing to gain an additional edge in performance or to shorten their recovery time from injuries.
Through his graceful approach to Rolfing, it is possible to achieve significant changes with the minimal amount of effect.
Rolfing focuses on restoring order to the body's structure so that it is structurally integrated and aligned with gravity.
www.align.org   (535 words)

 What is Rolfing?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Rolfing is a type of bodytherapy that was developed by Dr. Ida Rolf.
Rolf developed what she called the "ten series"- which is a series of ten Rolfing sessions.
Rolfing can be thought of as a tool that allows a person to access new layers of themselves.
www.rolfing.rezac.net /whatis.htm   (242 words)

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