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Rolfing™ Structural Integration

What is Rolfing™ Structural Integration?

Named after American biochemist Dr Ida Rolf who developed the method in the 1950’s, Rolfing™ Structural Integration is a method of deep tissue manipulation and movement education.

Throughout our lives, specific events such as injury or trauma can lead to our natural alignment in gravity being lost. The resulting internal stresses can culminate in physical and emotional discomfort. Rolfing® seeks to address these imbalances by reorganising the body’s ‘fascia’ or connective tissue (this wraps around bones, muscles and organs to give the body the shape it has), helping to improve freedom of movement, restoring balance and enabling the body to deal with the downward force of gravity more efficiently.

While a person may have localised pain, Rolfing® recognises the body’s interconnectivity and treats the entire structure through a systematic approach called the ’Ten Series’.

Free and efficient movement often means freedom from pain and fatigue, and a better capacity to cope with life’s challenges, be it a particular condition, a stressful job or the need for optimum athletic performance.

What conditions can Rolfing™ Structural Integration help with?

Benefits of Rolfing® include improved posture, flexibility and range of movement; the ability to breath with greater ease; the release of painful holding patterns; and the management of acute and chronic pain caused by historic injuries. Athletes and dancers also use it to improve their performance and some psychotherapists use it to help clients embody changes happening in therapy.

The types of condition it can help with include:

  • Lower back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Hip pain
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
  • Lack of mobility
  • Post-operative pain
  • Headaches
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)
  • Neck pain
  • Tension release following trauma.

What can I expect from a Rolfing™ Structural Integration session?

In a Rolfing™ Structural Integration session, a Certified Rolfer™ will assess your needs through consultation; by observing the way you stand, breath and walk; and by identifying areas of tension, pain or restriction of movement. You can find out more about Rolfing™ Structural Integration by visiting the Rolfing® UK website.

Book in or find out more

To find out more or to book an appointment, please contact our Rolfing™ Structural Integration, Dr. Anna Bonetto, on 07771 481 274 or email her. Further information is also available through her website.