Rolf Structural Integration is a form of deep myofascial bodywork incorporating movement and posture education. Unlike a massage this work engages the client in their own unique healing process. The client is an active participant during the sessions; embodying a new way of being, feeling and experiencing their body and its environment. In a session we seek more natural alignment in the joints, increased relaxation of connective tissue, a sense of emotional grounding and expansional balance throughout the body. This deep awareness facilitates more ease of use, efficiency in movement and reduces overall tension and discomfort.
This video shows a simple and superficial way to use the foam roller on a number of areas. He does a decent job of explaining himself and there is a degree of creativity he uses with the technique. But, as most of my clients know, this quick rolling technique is only good for superficial muscle groups, to get deeper and effect more change in chronically tight areas you need to move slowly and sit in one place relaxing there for up to 1 1/2 minutes. Check out Antranik‘s video:
Here’s a animated gif from the video:
Okay, so there is no perfect sleep position for everyone. We can each attempt to find our own perfect position though through trial and error. Here is an article in the Wall Street Journal that seeks to help you do just that. Most of the information is pretty good, give it a look and see […]
Rolfing is slightly different from each of these methods, in that a practitioner can actually lift up and move the myofascial layer back into its correct place, as well as helping to flush out waste products, as any tough massage might.