Rolfing Structural Integration

Do you want to be more flexible? Breathe with more ease? Have less back pain? Then Rolfing® SI might be right for you. This holistic body work is based on the discoveries of American biochemist, Dr. Ida Rolf. Below are 7 reasons why Rolfing® can benefit you.

  1. Rolfing promotes mobility
    Rolfing can resolve unhealthy patterns in the body’s fascial network. After Rolfing, fascia and muscle layers glide more freely on each other and joint mobility is enhanced. As a result, mobility and flexibility are promoted throughout the body. Range of motion increases, and movement becomes smoother and more graceful.
  2. Rolfing can enhance breathing
    One of Rolfing’s objectives is to free breathing. Complete and deep inhalation should be as effortless as possible, exhalation should be relaxed and allow a person to let go. In order to breath freely, Rolfing focuses on enhancing thoracic mobility and allowing each breath to spread throughout the entire body. Myofascial tissues on the front of the rib cage and shoulder girdle are often short. As a result, the ribs cannot move freely with each inhalation – something that occurs 15,000 to 20,000 times every day. Over time, the shortness in these frontal structures often increases not only limiting breathing, but creating restrictions in organ mobility as well. In many cases, even a single Rolfing session can often bring considerable relief.
  3. Rolfing improves posture
    Rolfing is a process that systematically reorganizes the body by adjusting imbalances in the myofascial tissue so that the body can reorganize itself with less effort. Our bodies get the opportunity to make use of gravity — being supported by it, rather than feeling pulled down. Observing the body from one side during the Rolfing 10-Series, the ears, shoulders, pelvis, knees, and ankles will increasingly align themselves along this vertical line. The body’s structure becomes balanced.
  4. Rolfing leads to greater balance and stability
    As the body develops effortless upright posture and enhanced mobility, most clients experience a feeling of being lighter overall – while walking and standing. At the same time, they find stronger support from the ground. Their feet make better contact and they perceive their feet and legs to provide a more secure base. As a result, they stand more stably,
  5. Rolfing can alleviate pain
    Strain and discomfort in the body resulting from tensional imbalances and movement impairments can be relieved through Rolfing®. This is how back pain, painful tension in the neck and shoulders, headaches, as well as hip, knee, and foot discomfort can be alleviated and resolved; and, these improvements are mostly long-lasting.
  6. Rolfing improves proprioception (body perception)
    Clients re-learn how to feel and experience their own bodies through Rolfing. For example, they become aware of questions that they might never have asked themselves before:
    • How do I breathe?
    • How do I stand?
    • How do I sit?
    • How do I walk?
    • When do I pull up my shoulders?
    • How does my body react when I’m stressed?
    Proprioceptive learning is promoted through the Rolfer™’s manual work, verbal instructions and guided movements. However, clients participate actively throughout. Their newly gained body perception helps them be aware of, quickly identify and eliminate old movement habits. And, if they reappear, it is easier for clients to become aware and correct unfavorable posture or detrimental movements patterns. Thus, enhanced proprioception leads to increased body awareness, which is one key to Rolfing’s long-term beneficial effects.
  7. Rolfing has a positive effect on the mind
    Body and mind cannot be separate. This becomes clear over and over during Rolfing sessions. Freer breathing and more opening of the rib cage also implies more openness toward our environment and other people. An increased feeling of stability and support through the ground provides enhanced sense of security and centeredness. Rolfing® clients report more energy overall, more balance in difficult situations, more self-assurance, and an ability to display their inner selves more confidently.

Listen 2-3 times a day / speakers are better.

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Chirpractor audio?! Ahhh thanks! hugs

My left shoulder and collarbone can finally be fixed!

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Flexibility is a must… Thank you team

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Thanks!
Added to my stack for flexibility (extreme flexibility)

There are some techniques and methods that one isn’t aware.

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I had tendinitis in my left shoulder.
Sometimes I have discomfort in that region.
I’m listening to this and feel tingling all over that area.

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I love the idea of flexibility since I am so not built that way. This mixed with some good stretching should open things up. Their are so many layers to good physical well being that all tie into overall well being.

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This’ll pair well with Bruce Lee knowledge

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Nice angle

I heard you can add inches to your legs with rolfing too.

But part of me wishes there was a field for ROFLing

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Lol I see what you do there

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First listen… Nice track

Could you also do a field for Feldenkrais? It teaches your nervous system the correct way to do things like sit, stand, move etc with minimal effort.

What I like about it is that it has the characteristic of reversability: you can do a move like a handstand and calmly reverse all the movements back with little tension.

Also once you have a move down with your entire body, for example, reaching out with your hands using your pelvis, legs, torso (for added extension) you won’t need to involve those body parts again to reach the same level of extension.

A field combining that with Rolfing, Primal Posture/Indigenous Posture, and whatever else adds to flexibility would be an instant purchase for me

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This is field awesome. Looped it for more than an hour, I woke up feeling my body ‘loose’ and ‘ease’. This one works better for me then the massage relaxation (athlete.mp3). Thank you Maitreya.

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This audio is the fastest working and strongest field I’ve used from any creator! I literally feel like a gentle push on both sides of my neck to realign my neck posture! After 3 days of using this, I’m sitting straight and my head is better aligned with my back. When i move my head forward or down as was my normal position before, it feels unnatural now

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i have checked a lot of sounds due to my skeletal issues
only this one is so strong and you feel the alignments
spine , neck , shoulders , hips , legs moving

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Posture started to fix? :slight_smile:

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An article with studies done on the benefits of Rolfing.

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