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.

Rolfing, Cryotherapy, DNA testing: four new wellbeing trends

February 5th 2015 : Blog, News

Move over massage, it’s time to welcome Rolfing. Developed in the 1950s this is a hands-on process used for the treatment of injuries and chronic pain.

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 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.

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.

Rolfing Follow Up

September 13th 2012 : Blog, News

My personal data point is that rolfing absolutely cured my foot pain, and that was after many years of trying everything conventional medicine had to offer. (Yes, I had custom orthotics made. Twice.) I do think rolfing is absolutely worth a try if you have chronic foot pain, particularly if you’re getting no relief from conventional medicine.

Rolfing® creates change

September 5th 2012 : Blog, News

In the 1960s, Dr. Ida P. Rolf said, “If you can imagine how it feels to live in a fluid, light, balanced body, free of pain, stiffness and chronic stress, at ease with yourself and Earth’s gravitational field, then you will understand the goals of Rolfing Structural Integration.”

Five Time Olympic Athlete Amy Acuff Uses Rolfing® Bodywork to Prepare for the 2012 Olympics

August 16th 2012 : Blog, Featured, News

“When I describe a specific position in the high jump, my Rolfer will work on and discuss key areas that can improve my body mechanics. The insights I gain from the Rolfing work help me picture where I might be able to extract a little more power and length in the act of high jumping. I notice that I feel more stable and long throughout my body after the sessions.”

Supersize Me

May 25th 2012 : Blog, News

Céline platforms can only do so much: After years of poor posture, 5’2″ writer Coco Myers learns she’s coming up short. Here, her three-month guide to growing taller

Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice

March 27th 2012 : Blog, News

This book delves into the origins of what we now call Yoga in the west. Yoga was once a spiritual practice that the practitioner gave their life to and it has since been marginalized by some into a series of stretches, known as asanas. These asanas played a very minimal role in what was once the spiritual practice of Yoga.

The biography of Ida Rolf’s eccentric yoga teacher

March 20th 2012 : Blog, News

Pierre Bernard may have been one of the more celebrated Americans of the 1920s and 1930s, but early in the century he bore the burden of notoriety as “the Omnipotent Oom, Loving Guru of the Tantriks” the very model of the licentious, greedy Svengali. In those days he was labeled a big-city charlatan, a fraud, a seducer of young girls, a spiritual con artist. He was one of the first to bring yoga to the U.S.

Rolfing Bodywork Eases pain, Prevents More, Participants Say

February 16th 2012 : Blog, News

Kitzerow tried acupuncture, massage therapy and chiropractic care with little success. Finally, through a friend’s encouragement and a bit of research, she decided to try Rolfing.

Art Riggs Interview on Rolfing and Deep Tissue

February 8th 2012 : Blog, News

Art Riggs giving an interview to the Massage Nerd. It’s long, but filled with great information on Rolfing, Deep Tissue and the difference between Rolfers and Massage Therapists.

Bad Bodies or Bad Bike?

January 29th 2012 : Articles, Blog, News

It’s astonishing the money and time many elite and ‘weekend-warrior’ cyclists devote to retro-fitting racing bikes to conform to their bodies rather than first restoring function to the most critical piece of racing equipment… the rider’s body!

Staying Fit: Yoga, Rolfing and the Elusive Cinderella Tissues

January 24th 2012 : Articles, Blog, Featured, News

What is the most plentiful tissue in the body — and the most ignored?
The answer is fascia — the gooey, gliding stuff that holds you together.

Peter Melchior talks about Ida Rolf and Structural Integration

January 5th 2012 : Blog, News

So good to hear Peter Melchior’s voice. His gave so much to the community during his lifetime. Here he is talking about Ida Rolf, Ph.D. (the creator of Structural Integration) and what this type of bodywork can do for a person. Thank you Peter, you are missed.

Your Mother Was Right: Good Posture Makes You Tougher

December 15th 2011 : Blog, News

There was a study done that determined posture has a direct effect on a persons pain tolerance. Here’s a bit of the article: “Mothers have been telling their children to stop slouching for ages. It turns out that mom was onto something and that poor posture not only makes a bad impression, but can actually […]

Rolfing App for Android!

December 6th 2011 : Blog, News

Okay, so I think this is awesome because I am a total geek. I have yet to see it in action, but the idea is rad. I don’t have an android phone so I will try and check it out on a friends: “Have you ever experienced chronic pain that neither Massage or a Chiropractic […]

Rolfing Structural Integration Intro with Creator Ida P. Rolf, Ph.D.

November 3rd 2011 : Blog, News

An old video introducing the work, looks like it’s from the early 70’s:

Crosby, Still, Nash and Young Member Uses Rolfing to Help his Hands

October 13th 2011 : Blog, News

Stephen Stills says he long ago “got sick of being a rock star.” These days, the Florida-born 66-year-old says he’s content with just “being a musician,” which means playing the hits, trying to stay healthy and, when his aging hands cooperate, being the one and only Stephen Stills on the guitar. In a surprisingly candid and […]