Rolfing can help you to permanently improve your posture and increase your capacity for movement and self-expression.
- Fed up with feeling stiff and immobile?
- Putting up with back pain or joint pain and using pain-killers to get by?
- Struggling with recurring niggles and injuries?
- Unhappy about the way you look and keen to improve your body image?
- Eager to enjoy a sense of freedom you’ve never felt before!
If the answer is yes to any of the above, or something similar, then Rolfing can make a profound difference to how your body moves and feels!
By embarking on a Rolfing journey you are subscribing to a deep process that will totally transform your relationship with your body. Although Rolfing works primarily on your posture and coordination, the results are readily transferred to the other areas of your human experience.
Introduction to Rolfing
The first benefit that most people see is in their posture. Constrained patterns of movement and sitting are released at the same time as the corresponding fascial restrictions are freed. Along with more aligned posture often comes a reduction in pain. Painful conditions that are difficult to treat with conventional medicine, such as RSI, recurrent back pain, and so on, can respond well to Rolfing if the root cause is structural imbalance.
“If you can imagine how it feels to have a fluid, light, balanced body, free of pain, stiffness, and chronic stress, at ease with itself and the earth’s gravitational field, then you understand the goals of Structural Integration” – Dr Ida P Rolf, creator of Rolfing
Because Rolfing works with the whole body, you may notice a sense of improved overall wellbeing. Those who are used to using their body in sports or performing arts may experience noticeable performance and coordination improvements. An unexpected but consistent benefit of working with a certified Rolfer is in increased body confidence that comes with a heightened self-awareness. The Rolfing journey involves the active participation of the client, resulting in a much greater awareness of one’s own body.
Read more about how I can help specifically with:
- Improving poor posture
- Relieving neck pain and shoulder tension
- Chronic back pain relief
- Release jaw & face tension
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Rolfing (originally known as Structural Integration) is a popular therapy in the US, where several Olympic athletes use the help of Rolfers to increase their sporting performance. It is a form of manual therapy that works on the fascia of the human body to bring about optimal alignment. The fascia is an omnipresent but oft-neglected part of the body, wrapping around every muscle and performing many functions. For the best results the Rolfing process is carried out over a series of 10 sessions.
In Structural Integration, we expect to give a cycle of ten sessions. There is a reason for this. We are not dealing with local problems. We are not dealing with the kind of thing that you can say “Well, I fixed that; that’s all.” We are dealing with an attempt to make a body a sturdier human being, to make it more secure, more adequate within the field of gravity. – Dr Ida P Rolf
By working with manipulation of the connective tissue (fascia) as well as with your movement habits, Rolfing will help you to discover a better way of using your body in everyday life. The fascia gives the human body its shape, resilience and adaptability and it is responsible for distributing the inner tensile forces throughout the entire human structure. By working with the fascia, a qualified Rolfer can redistribute the forces that inform the shape and movement of the body.
After the first session you’ll likely discover improvements in the way you stand, walk and breathe. From a freer and more confident body comes a happy mind. Rolfing is proven to have a positive effect on confidence and your capacity to manage stress!
Luke is a certified and experienced Rolfing practitioner based in London and St Albans (England). So if you live or work in London or St Albans, then you can get the benefits of working with Luke at his treatment rooms in St Albans Medical Centre and in London’s Zone 1, in Camden. Click here to learn more about the kind of clients I work with and the programmes I offer.
If you live or work near the Liverpool Street area of London and this area is more convenient for you, I can recommend my friend Jaro, who combines Rolfing with Pilates, sports massage and other modalities in his personal training practice.
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