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Rolfing and Yoga Work Together January 2022

Rolfers and yoga practitioners alike find that the two disciplines naturally complement each other in many aspects including improving flexibility and coordination. Ida Rolf, the founder of Rolfing, practiced yoga for many years. A key aspect of yoga is striving toward physical symmetry. Due to chronic pain or lack of bodily balance, aspiring yoga practitioners […]

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Is Rolfing Painful?

The object of Rolfing is to reduce or eliminate pain by releasing restrictions of the fascia, the membrane that encases our organs and muscles. Fascia is a tough membrane that takes some effort to manipulate, which has led to the misconception that Rolfing causes extreme pain. The truth is that deep tissue therapy produces far […]

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Rolfing for Pickleballers

Pickleball players will be quick to tell you that their sport combines the best elements of tennis and badminton. It’s intense, fast-paced, and requires quick pivots to execute shots. Since its backyard creation in 1965, pickleball has become enormously popular in community centers, parks, health clubs, YMCA facilities, and retirement communities. It boasts thousands of […]

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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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