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Rolfing for Long Distance Runners

Poor posture, stress, and injuries can cause us to develop certain patterns of posture and movement that negatively impact the fascia or the tissue envelope that encapsulates our muscles, organs, ligaments, and tendons. Compromised fascia becomes fibrous and dense, which keeps us from moving freely and comfortably. Through a technique called Structural Integration, Rolfing works […]

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Rolfing for Stiff Neck

In a world where more people than ever spent significant amounts of time focused on a screen, large or small, neck pain affects the vast proportion of Americans. Research reported by Harvard Health notes that about 80% of Americans suffer neck pain at one time or another, and at any one moment, 20% to 50% […]

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The Difference Between Rolfing and Deep Tissue Massage

People often ask what the difference is between Rolfing and deep tissue massage. This is an understandable question because both techniques employ soft tissue manipulation to loosen painful tissues, reduce pain and stress, and promote relaxation and feelings of well-being. However, a quick analysis shows that the two techniques are vastly different. Deep tissue massage […]

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How Often Should I Be Rolfed?

Clients often ask how often they should be Rolfed. Since Rolfing is typically a series of ten sessions, the question can be interpreted as wondering how close together the sessions could or should be administered, or an inquiry as to how often the ten session series could or should be repeated. In the first instance, […]

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The Rolfing Core Sessions

Previously, we explored the first three Rolfing sessions, which are referred to as the sleeve sessions. The purpose of the sleeve sessions is to balance and loosen the surface layers of connective tissue. Moving forward, sessions four through seven are known as the “core” sessions. As the name implies, the focus is to work on […]

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Rolfing Sessions Two and Three

Last month we covered what to expect in your first Rolfing session. Moving onto sessions two and three, we’ll continue our in-depth discussion of your Rolfing sessions. In our last blog, we learned that the first three sessions are grouped together under the term ‘The Sleeve Sessions.’ Together, these sessions are designed to loosen and […]

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Your First Rolfing Session

You’ve done your research and have familiarized yourself with the basic tenets of Rolfing. You’ve decided it’s something that could significantly contribute to your overall well-being and you’re ready to make your first appointment. Now you may be wondering just what that first appointment will encompass. Let’s explore that a bit! As you know from […]

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The Effects of Pandemic Stress on Health

According to a recent article in the Washington Post entitled “The Abnormal Way We’re Living is Hurting our Bodies,” it’s becoming increasingly apparent that our Covid-19 ‘lifestyle’ is causing widespread physical problems that we all must address. The effects of the pandemic manifest in our bodies, from our eyes to our brains, teeth, skin, and […]

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Stress Relief and Rolfing

The Effects of Stress and How to Manage Them Stress is defined as your body’s reaction to pressure from a situation or event that requires an adjustment or response. Although stress is a normal biological reaction to a potentially dangerous situation, the prolonged stress many of us experience in today’s world can cause damage to […]

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