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Rotation in the Pelvis

Posted on 12/08/2021 at 2:46 PM

Nice shift is this before and after from a single session where you can see nice rotation in the pelvis moving her left to right. What allows this is a slight shift in how the femoral head is seated in the acetabulum of the hip, and the line of the left leg straightens from the foot all the way up to the hip more easily seen in her anterior thigh. Following the movement up the body shows her head repositioned down the centerline of her body and her left side lifts to match more evenly her right side.


People come to Rolfing seeking relief from large variety of conditions that are limiting their ability to move with more freedom or get relief from the variety of ailments that cause pain and dysfunction in their lives. The whole-body integrated connection with a global perspective for the client working in the field of gravity makes it unique in the field of bodywork. I encourage my clients to speak to other people in their circle of friends who might benefit from and embrace Rolfing. Most people have not tried this but have experimented with many other modalities that exist to choose from. So, if you are not a current client, I invite you to experience a session here at Rolfing Iowa and see if it resonates with you and you might find it to be uncommonly effective for your specific issues. I look forward to hearing from you!

Moving Toward a Horizontal Pelvis

Posted on 12/02/2021 at 10:56 AM

​​​Exceptional shift in this before and after from a single session. Both legs medially rotate and move toward a more parallel position and her left side drops to create a more horizontal pelvis which is one of the hallmarks of what Rolfing is trying to establish.

Once we get a person’s structure more aligned in the field of gravity, we try to establish more stability in the many relationships within a person’s structure. Ultimately by paying more attention to subtlety clients become more adept at noticing what they are doing with their bodies and adjusting quicker when doing things that are detracting from what might be more optimal for them. We shape our bodies by our patterns and learning to recognize how we do this will be an important part of the integration process.

Developing the Lateral Line

Posted on 11/16/2021 at 11:04 AM

Very nice shift in my client before her 1st session and after the 3rd session. The gain in height is significant and comes from less flexion in her thighs allowing more extension down to the ground and the Rolfing lateral line begins to emerge. Additionally, there is more span between the hip crest and the 12th rib and visibly more lift. The goal is to get the most verticality that one can support without effort or strain and it is not a plumb line in the sense of anything artificial. We go back to the idea that the more aligned the individual the more gravity is supporting you and a person can have more energy and ease in movement.


Posted on 11/03/2021 at 12:50 PM

Great movement in my client in a before and after picture of his first session. His left foot rotates medially and moves more in alignment which moves his left lower leg, so the gastrocnemius moves toward the back of his calf and shift follows up his left hip and trunk as his shoulder girdle raises increasing the length of his side body from his hip to the axilla.

On his right side the there is a lesser shift on his lower right leg and the gastrocnemius moves to the back to a better placement. Also, on the right side from the hip to the axilla he gets longer, and right shoulder girdle elevates and right and left shoulder are more even overall. 

With the shoulder girdles coming up his trunk narrows, and my client is demonstrating an impressive shift in multiple areas.

Embrace Change

Posted on 10/27/2021 at 3:14 PM

Nice shift in this before and after image from a single session showing significant shift in height.

Working with increasing the span of the 12th rib to iliac crest relationship can in certain situations allow clients to reclaim more verticality that they have lost resulting effectively in measurable change. If one’s job requires considerable sitting this pattern can be a common one that Rolfing can most certainly address.

Rolfing helps you by steering you toward more adaptability and the process is steady often resulting in changes that clients can feel, see, and keep.

Rolfing Iowa remains a premier choice for those who are seeking full body integration in their structure and are involved in the quest to feel good again in their body. Change that builds session upon session allowing more fluid movement and less pain that can be felt and taken out of the individual session room and into the world you live in!

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