Structural Integration - Deep Tissue Bodywork, Posture and Movement Education

"When the body gets working appropriately, the force of gravity can flow through. Then, spontaneosly, the body heals itself."
Ida Rolf, Ph.D.


Deadly Issues That No One Ever Told You About Sitting

March 14th 2014 : Blog

We all know the pains of sitting for too long and many of us do this every day. Whether it be at work for hours on end or long commutes, the fallout can range from stiff and sore to chronically debilitating. But new research suggests that the negative effects can go much deeper than these more obvious issues. From heart disease to colon cancer, there is a great infographic (see link below) that also gives recommendations on how to deal with the problem.

Deadly Issues That No One Ever Told You About Sitting

People always equate relaxing with sitting. Probably most of you agree, but the problem is if you sit for most of your waking hours, you’re slowly killing yourself. At least, that’s what four experts say in a detailed infographic presented here.

About the serious health issue mentioned earlier, one of my friends heeded the warning. He’s a freelance writer like me, and he had developed a bad habit of sitting for long periods of time. Back then, most of the time, he was chained to a chair hitting keys on his keyboard. Every day, his wife would urge him to go out and go walking. She would push him to step out of his office and move around so he won’t develop some dreadful disease. He did. Today, he is thankful he listened to his wife, because more and more materials pop out from different sources covering deadly issues associated with sitting for extended hours.

Reporting by Bonnie Berkowitz; Graphic by Patterson Clark

Check out the infographic and original article [here].

Understanding Your Fascia

February 13th 2014 : Articles, Blog, News

Ida Rolf, who created Rolf Structural Integration, has been speaking about the importance of and creating change within the body’s fascia since the 50′s. Mainstream science is finally catching up to her.

Rolfing Testimonial – Pro Football Player

January 31st 2014 : Blog

The Seattle Seahawks Golden Tate praises Rolfing in this video testimonial. Rolfing, good training and diet keep him healthy and feeling fresh throughout the football season.

Rolfer Helps Seattle Seahawks Football Players

January 17th 2014 : Blog

Tate, from the Seattle Seahawks football team, vouched for what Rolfing has done for his body. “I feel like I benefitted from it after just having one session,” Tate said…

Rolf Structural Integration Helps Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

November 21st 2013 : Blog

This woman avoided surgery by using Rolf Structural Integration. She had been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome and didn’t realize she had alternatives.

Rolfing Structural Integration Helps Professional Hockey Player

October 31st 2013 : Blog

Rolfing Structural Integration is helpful for all walks of life. People who are serious athletes especially can be helped by the work. Structural Integration helps to break down unnecessary scar tissue from past injuries or surgeries. Check out this hockey players experience: “After Mark hurt his back playing hockey for the Philadelphia Flyers in 1990, […]

Why Are You Holding Your Breath?

October 9th 2013 : Blog

This is a blog post from a colleague of mine Buffy Owens. She practices the Feldenkrais Method in upstate New York. If you’re ever in the area check her out, she’s great at what she does. – – – - Have you ever wondered why you hold your breath when doing something new? We often […]

Fascial Research Video – Is Fascia the Cause of Pain?

September 7th 2013 : Blog

Is fascia the cause of pain in the human body? This video explores the research that points to this possibility.

A CrossFit Trainers Structural Integration Experience – Part 1

August 24th 2013 : Blog

I have been working with a structural integration practitioner named Stephanie Fish who has been helping to diagnose and correct my movement and postural dysfunctions. While the process is still in motion, I wanted to give you guys an idea of what structural integration is and how it might help find a solution to your own issues, as it has helped with mine.

Why Doesn’t My Back Hurt? I GOT ROLFED!

July 27th 2013 : Blog

I’ve gotten my hopes up so many times that I look on anyone with a massage table and a face donut with intense skepticism. But Rolfing could be different? Right?

How does bone change shape?

July 25th 2013 : Blog

The riddle was to find how two different materials combine to form something that is simultaneously hard, tough and slightly flexible.

Passive Walking Robot – Structural Integration

July 19th 2013 : Blog

This robot exemplifies the ability to walk passively. To a degree we have this ability as humans. Rolf Structural Integration seeks to teach this technique.

My Keyboard Tried to Kill Me! Finding help for carpal tunnel through Structural Integration

July 11th 2013 : Blog

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, many computer users have suffered this and similar repetitive stress injuries. Learn how Structural Integration helped this person.

Make the Offering – Opening to love with Structural Integration.

June 7th 2013 : Blog

One of the strangest and most meaningful experiences of my life occurred when I going through Rolfing (10 brilliant sessions of deep-tissue bodywork) in my early 20s.

Rolfing Helps Relieve Pain of Lyme Disease Sufferer

May 31st 2013 : Blog, News

Before this article I had no idea relief was possible with Structural Integration for a person with Lyme disease. But apparently for John it has certainly helped with managing his pain. Perhaps one day I will get to give it a go. Here’s his story.

Equine Rolfing – Structural Integration for Animals

May 6th 2013 : Blog

Working on Rio has taught me about the non-verbal signals all animals (including humans) give when receiving work.

Posture and Technology – 9 New Ways We Sit

April 29th 2013 : Blog

Well, in this era of tablets and smartphones we have so many more postures to choose from on a typical work day. Of course proper posture in a dynamic way is much harder to learn, but once you get it it can save you from chronic problems.

Rib Out of Place?

April 22nd 2013 : Blog

This video describes how, using Structural Integration, we can help restore balance to a rib that is out of place.

What in the World is Rolfing?

April 15th 2013 : Blog, News

Rolfing is like a massage on steroids, in a good way.

Study: Myofascial Manipulation Helps Ankle Sprain Recovery

April 4th 2013 : Blog, News

This NIH study shows some correlation between myofascial therapy used in conjunction with traditional treatment methods for an ankle sprain.

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