Rolfing® Structural Integration

Donald Soule
Certified Advanced Rolfer™

Frequent Questions

Will it last?
Changes to our bodies from Rolfing are long lasting.  I am always delighted to work again with a client I haven’t seen for months or years and find that their bodies are still supple and relaxed from the earlier Rolfing work.  When we have corrected your alignment and released restriction in your tissue, you will not tend to reestablish the patterns of tightness and compensation that brought you to my office.  

Photographs Rolfers have taken of their clients show that the changes from the basic Rolfing series are still present many years after the series is complete.

What about my bad habits?  Won't they undo the benefits I received?
Rolfing is more than the direct work on your body.  I will also work with you to establish some new patterns of movement that will help you maintain and expand the benefits you receive.  An integral part of the Rolfing® process is establishing a new base of support that will help make your “bad habits” unnecessary.

Does it hurt?
When your chronic achy tightness is released, you feel much better.  The pressure I use to make that release can be uncomfortable, however, the discomfort is relieved as soon as I stop pressing.  Sometimes, you will recall the feelings of old injuries and traumas as we are releasing the tissue involved with those insults.  The remembrance of your past trauma is usually limited to the time we work with a specific part of your body.

Will Rolfing® affect me psychologically?
Many clients say that the Rolfing process gave them relief from psychological blocks when their physical patterns of tension got released.  Beyond this idea of release, Dr. Rolf taught that when we help establish a stable foundation and flexible structure we are providing the basis for a self-confident and competent individual.  Robust physical functioning gives support to healthy psychological development.