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What is Rolfing®?

Rolfing® was developed by Ida P. Rolf, Ph. D. She originally called the technique Structural Integration, but for obvious reasons, the term Rolfing® came into popular usage. Now, the term Rolfing® and Rolfer® are registered service marks of the Rolf Institute.
Dr. Rolf obtained her Ph.D. in biochemistry in 1920 from [...]

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How does Rolfing® work?

The medium through which Rolfers® work is the connective tissue or fascia. Think of removing the skin from a chicken. As you do so, there is a white filmy layer between the skin and the meat. This is the superficial fascia of the chicken. We also have a superficial layer of connective tissue beneath our [...]

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How long are the sessions and how should they be spaced?

Sessions last on average 60 to 90 minutes. Most people get Rolfed once a week but because of scheduling difficulties, some come every other week or even once a month.

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What is the cost? Does insurance cover Rolfing®?

I charge $95 a session. No, insurance does not cover Rolfing®.

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How is Rolfing® different from massage?

Rolfing® works more with the connective tissue and is attempting to balance and change an individual’s structure. Massage works more with the muscular system for relaxation, enhanced circulation, and stress release.

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What happens after the 10 session series®?

After an individual has had the initial 10 series, it is suggested that he/she avoid any further deep structural work for 6 months to 1 year. This is to allow the body to continue the changes initiated in these first sessions. The 10 series is usually not repeated. The changes that occur in Rolfing® are [...]

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I have heard Rolfing® hurts. What about pain?

Any pain experienced during Rolfing® is usually because the underlying tissue has been tight and tense for a long time. Problem areas may be uncomfortable and other areas may feel good as they are released. The Rolfer® needs to be attuned to each individual’s tolerance and work with that person to achieve the goals of [...]

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What do I wear? Do you take pictures?

Rolfing® is best done in underclothes or a bathing suit. Sports bras compared to regular bras are not optimal because they cover too much of the upper back.
I do take pictures before and after session 1, after session 5 and 10. These pictures are for the client to see the [...]

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Who gets Rolfed?

The majority of people decide to get Rolfed because of chronic aches and pains that have not responded to other treatment. Others come because they would like to stand and sit straighter and have difficulty doing it on their own. Another group of people decide to undergo the series to gain more flexibility, a more [...]

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