Rolfing® Structural Integration
Rolfing® Structural Integration is an original and scientifically validated system of body restructuring. Through a multi-session protocol your practitioner balances your body in relationship to itself and within the field of gravity by working with the connective tissue.
The scientific theory that a physical object vertically aligned within the field of gravity moves through space more efficiently is one of the key principles of Rolfing®. This balance in the field of gravity is achieved by bringing segments of the body (head, neck, torso, pelvis, legs, and feet) into a more structurally organized relationship with one another. As Dr. Ida Rolf said, "Gravity is the therapist."
A Rolfing® practitioner uses physical pressure to stretch and guide the connective tissue, lengthening and organizing it, allowing for more efficient, flexible movement. The client participates by moving, breathing and releasing the holding patterns within the connective tissue, allowing the innate balance of the body to become the teacher.
The connective tissue or myofascial system which supports the soft tissues determines the spacing and positioning of bones, the direction o f muscle pulls and movement and gives the body its shape. The connective tissue system provides a structural, physiological, and energetic medium for a communication network throughout the body.
The results of the Rofing® differ from person to person. Mostly, anyone experiencing the work can expect to feel more vertically aligned within the field of gravity and therefore has more lift and less drag as they move. They have more vitality and energy, more ease in deeper breathing, increased flexibility, relief from pain, better coordination, and experience greater physical and emotional balance in their lives.