Our sessions create a safe space that allows the client access to who they are at a deeper level – the place where heart, body and spirit meet, expanding their sense of peace, internal contentment and strength as the process unfolds. ~ Deborah Starrett
What is Rolfing®?
The Rolf® Method of Structural Integration is a process of freeing the body of old negative patterns that live in the soft connective tissue that surrounds all muscles and organs. Our whole body, starting right under the skin, is covered with this connective tissue. The job of this connecting tissue is to act as a shock absorber for a variety of traumas, be it physical or emotional. It’s job being to absorb the shock and protect us. When a trauma does occur, the tissue emits a gluey like substance that binds several layers together to make an ace bandage type situation around the point of impact, restricting movement in order for that area to heal. But once that’s complete and we’re ready to get back into full action, there’s not a mechanism in the body that triggers the dissolving of these micro adhesions that have developed between the layers of soft tissue. We are left with sometimes slight and sometimes very obvious limits or “glitches” to our movements. Learn more about our services
Rolfing®, as it has become known, was created to address these “glitches” that live in our web of connective tissue. These “glitches” can become the focus of our day when they start producing pain due to the imbalance that results. When the body begins to compensate for the “glitch” by possibly adding on extra tissue or shortening the existing tissue, we end up with not only the original trauma, but the added imbalance due to the compensation. It was Dr. Rolf’s vision to train us to gradually and systematically realign the tissue so that it can be where it was intended to be, to do the job for which it was designed.
“Rolfing is permanent. As one student put it, after you’re Rolfed you’re like a Jaguar. No matter how long you drive a Jaguar, it’s not going to turn into a Ford. That’s a very good emotional answer. It’s beautiful because it appeals to all levels.” ~ Ida P. Rolf, Ph.D.