What is Rolfing Structural Integration and Rolf Movement?
Rolfing SI and Rolf Movement are a process and a journey to rediscover how good your body can feel, at any age.
Rolfing SI and Rolf Movement work in the connective tissue matrix (also known as fascia or the myofascial system) which is a complex web that goes head to toe, side to side, front to back, surface to deep, layer to layer, and also relates to the field of gravity. This matrix puts everything in your body in connection and relationship with everything else. An imbalance in one area can set up a progression of compensations and distortions that, over years, causes more distortion and compensation. These can be so small we don’t notice them until one day when we can’t move or have pain that won’t go away.
Rolfing Structural Integration releases restriction patterns within your structure that prohibit the body’s natural ability to find balance, organization, alignment, adaptability, and integration.
Rolf Movement® focuses more on how our perceptions create inefficient patterns that affect how the body organizes and moves.
Symptoms, and also just not feeling right, are hints from a structural system that wants to be reorganized. Structural integration with gravity lets us feel lighter, move easier, and experience physical connectedness and capability as a new normal. We get to stop feeling like a bunch of parts where things don’t quite fit together, have to work hard, are stiff, or hurt.
As a Rolfer, I know that you and your body are a whole, dynamic, connected, inter-related, and integrated system, and I evaluate, connect to, and work with this dynamic system so it can begin to change itself for the better. As a Rolfer, my skill is the ability to feel into this web and know where it needs to be freed and integrated so your structure can become more functional and comfortable. Your skill will be to experience these changes/ improvements, and enjoy these as you do your life.
Rolfing SI and Rolf Movement are excellent at resolving chronic aches and pains because when a person’s structure becomes more integrated, aches and pains no longer have an environment that supports them.