What is the Rolf Method?
The Rolf Method of Structural Integration is a method of body work designed to help create greater flexibility and mobility of all the joint structures within the body.
It is based on a five or ten session process of deep neural-myofascial manipulations, postural, and movement education. It is not dissimilar to massage, however the aim and the benefits are for longer relief of chronic pain and poor posture. The results can be a longer term, if not a complete turnaround, from chronic pain and structural imbalances.
The History of the Rolf Method
Dr. Ida P. Rolf first started to develop this form of bodywork in the late 1940's. She received her Ph.D. from NYU in Biochemistry with her studies in fascia (connective tissue). She had suffered a horse related injury and the only available doctor within a several mile range was an Osteopath. She received treatment and recovered rapidly.
From there she went on to study osteopathy, chiropractic, various forms of yoga, tantra yoga, and other mystery schools. She put her life work together in the 1960's and started to train teachers. Her two original chosen teachers, Emmitt Hutchins and Peter Melchoir, were both my teachers.
"This is the gospel of Rolfing: When the body gets working appropriately, the force of gravity can flow through. Then, spontaneously, the body heals itself."
~ Ida P. Rolf
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Please find the links below as a starting place to learn more about the Rolf Method of Structural Integration.