This woman avoided surgery with the help of Rolf Structural Integration. I have helped many people in a similar situation, let me know if you are considering surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome and I’d be happy to see what I can do.
“For a year, I was elbow deep in annoying morning hand numbness. Carpal tunnel syndrome was my diagnosis of choice and when I mentioned this to my naturopath, I was prepared for a referral to a neurologist.
“Before we look at surgery,” my doctor said, “let’s try physical therapy.” I screwed up my mouth like a bad taste had hit my buds. “Not just any physical therapy,” she said ignoring my grimace, “but Rolfing.”
I was given the name of several physical therapists and decided on one whose bio said she also works with animals, which is a major plus in my book. I made the call, waited four weeks to get in and was greeted at the office door by the therapist’s three Italian greyhounds, Enzo, Oliver and Monte.”
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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, […]
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 […]
Is fascia the cause of pain in the human body? This video explores the research that points to this possibility.
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.
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?
The riddle was to find how two different materials combine to form something that is simultaneously hard, tough and slightly flexible.
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.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, many computer users have suffered this and similar repetitive stress injuries. Learn how Structural Integration helped this person.
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.
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.
Working on Rio has taught me about the non-verbal signals all animals (including humans) give when receiving work.
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.
This video describes how, using Structural Integration, we can help restore balance to a rib that is out of place.
Rolfing is like a massage on steroids, in a good way.
This NIH study shows some correlation between myofascial therapy used in conjunction with traditional treatment methods for an ankle sprain.
“Integration” – Ah yes, the final piece to the picture. This part of the series is about organize the whole is a way specific to the client. This is where the artistry of the ten series lies. What does this body need? How do we get all these pieces to come together to form a more complete whole? Here’s what these two have to say about it…
In sessions 4-7 we addressed “the core.” “The core” in this case is similar to an apple – where it is the deepest layers of the body – not just abdominal muscles.
When you experience chronic pain (from an accident, overuse, poor posture, etc.), you may elect to take, or be advised to take, painkillers.
Athletes put their bodies through rigorous, repetitive motions that can pull the web of fascia out of alignment causing joints (knees, ankles, back, neck, shoulders) to gradually tighten and build up scar tissue. This increased tension and strain can lead to pain, stiffness, tendonitis, lack of flexibility, increased injury and deceased performance. Rolfing® combats these effects by releasing the fascia surrounding tight muscles, lengthening tight tendons, breaking down scar tissue and increasing flexibility and range of motion.