Is Rolfing painful?
Rolfing can be uncomfortable at times due to the nature of releasing connective tissue that can become ‘sticky’ and ‘bunched up’. However, it can also be very relaxing and feel good in a way like it is hitting a ‘sweet spot’. The best thing to do is be communicative through the session so that nothing is too uncomfortable. Over time, that uncomfortable feeling actually starts to feel rather good when you feel the lasting benefits.
What do I wear in a Rolfing session?
Rolfing works best when in contact with the skin. Wearing underwear or a bikini bathing suit is ideal, but if for some reason you would prefer to wear loose clothing, that can also work.
What should I eat/drink before a session?
If you can refrain from eating 1 hour before the session, that might increase your comfort level while lying on the couch. Drinking during the session when needed is ok.
Do I have to sign up for all ten sessions?
No. Each session is your choice, but it is recommended to do your best to complete three sessions before making a decision if you’d like to continue. Rolfing is a process with a purpose, and each session has a theme and a ‘goal’ to contributing to a reset and relearning about how to inhabit the body and to be in an efficient relationship with gravity.
I’m pregnant, can I be Rolfed?
Yes, it is safe to be Rolfed whilst pregnant, but it is important to let me know about any unique health situations.
I have cancer, can I be Rolfed?
The short answer is, that depends on where you are in the treatment, and the type of cancer. Please contact me using the contact form below to discuss your situation and what is right for you.
How Is Rolfing® Different From Other Bodywork?
Rolfing® works with the soft tissue, similar to massage and physical therapy, However, massage, osteopaths and chiropractors generally addresses problems that are more acute and the primary goal is often one of relaxation. Massage is not designed to treat long-standing structural or chronic issues.
Chiropractors and Osteopaths principally concentrate on bones and manual adjustments to the spine.
Rolfers™ work with the soft tissue system known as ‘fascia’. Fascia is a specialised highly inervated system of body tissue that you can conceptualise as being similar to a spider’s web or the densely woven yarn of a woollen jumper. Fascia is also densely woven; it covers and penetrates every muscle, nerve, artery, vein and bone. It also enfolds all of our internal organs, including the brain, lungs, heart and spinal cord.
The entire body is inter-connected to every other part by the fascial system. Just as a distortion or tight pull of the woollen yarn in a jumper affects the shape and container of the entire jumper, the body also develops myofascial restrictions over time through trauma, surgery and inflammation. Rolfers™ work directly on the fascia to improve its pliability, remove restrictions and re-organise the body as a whole. The Rolfing® process puts a vast amount of new information into the body which provides changed structural relationships, greater body awareness and new movement possibilities.