“Structural Integration: Gravity, an Unexplored Factor in a More Human Use of Human Beings”, by Ida P Rolf, is an essay into the then-uncharted territory of gravity as a unifying factor in understanding what it means to be a whole, functioning human being. Download the PDF of Structural Integration for a fascinating overview of the ideas behind Rolfing.
This page lists some important links for Rolfing® in the UK and internationally.
Rolfing in the UK is fairly new, although it is well known in other countries such as the US. This website contains useful information about the origins of this unique approach to bodywork, Rolfing technique, and the Ten Series, as well as resources about Rolfing. It also has an explanation of the benefits of Rolfing. Many different conditions can benefit from Rolfing, and outcomes include greater ease of movement, increased energy, decreased pain, and even increased emotional wellbeing.
The British Academy of Rolfing and Structural Integration is the first training institute for Rolfing in the UK. Rolfing is a registered service mark. To be able to call oneself a Rolfer, one needs to have completed the demanding Rolfing certification process. See the website for more information on becoming a Rolfer in the UK. The training to become a Rolfer is currently open for the next two-and-a-half year course.
The standards of Rolfing are upheld internationally by the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration, the umbrella organisation that oversees the training of Rolfers worldwide. Founded in 1971, the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration aims to bring the benefits of Rolfing Structural Integration to the world through providing a quality training program in Rolfing Structural Integration, certifying Rolfers and providing them with continuing education, promoting research and educating the public about the value of Rolfing Structural Integration. Go to their website to learn more about the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration.
The European Rolfing Association is the representative organisation of the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration in Europe. It is a non-profit organisation, founded in 1991 and based in Munich. It works for the benefit of all certified Rolfers practicing in Europe.
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- Holistic Acupuncture by Sian. Acupuncture is an effective therapy that can be used in parallel with Rolfing. Sian Morriss is a graduate of the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine and practises holistic acupunture in Reading.