||What is Rolfing and
How Does it Work?
is a method of working with a person, their body and how
they use their body.
It is a systematic approach to establishing balance
and ease, to align the body’s segments by organizing its
network of connective tissue.
Rolfers relieve the chronic patterns of strain,
restriction and tension in the body through hands-on work
with the soft tissues – muscles, fascia, gristle – the
connective tissues of the body.
We are always working to improve balance – one side
with the other side, the front with the back, bottom with
the top – which is felt as more length and lightness in
I work, I am always asking myself the questions, “Is this
body balanced at rest in the gravity field?
How fully is she using her body when in motion?
What restriction interferes with comfortable standing
and efficient movement?
Is he breathing fully and deeply?”
I observe the structure standing, sitting and moving, I work
with the client applying various amounts of pressure with my
fingers, knuckles, elbows to areas of the body that are
When the connective tissues are freed, many aches,
pains and tensions are relieved and a feeling of lightness,
vitality, energy and improved overall function is
With this freedom, the body’s natural organization
is returns, an organization with heightened grace,
efficiency and comfort.