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.


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 […]

Clinical Trials: Structural Integration for Chronic Low Back Pain

October 4th 2011 : Blog, News

A clinical trial is starting up in Boston. If  you are in the area and have the symptoms, you can receive treatment and get paid! What a deal. I’m excited to see what the results are of the study. “RESEARCH STUDY Do you have Chronic Low Back Pain? If so, we invite you to join […]

Video Explaination of Rolfing Structural Integration with Robert Schleip, Ph.D.

September 23rd 2011 : Blog, News

Robert Schleip, Ph.D. presents the basics of Rolfing Structural Integration at the International Fascia Research Congress. He explains typical techniques used during a session.

Piano Virtuoso Uses Rolfing to Help Heal His Hands

July 22nd 2011 : Blog, News

“In 1982, feeling stronger, Fleisher made a first attempt at a two-handed comeback. He made it through the concert, but realized it was what he called an evening of pretense. He wasn’t really healed. It wasn’t until the mid-’90s that his problem was given a name: focal dystonia, a neurological disorder that can be triggered […]

Rolfing Structural Integration Video Demonstration

July 8th 2011 : Blog, News

Great description of the work in the first part of this segment. She articulates the benefits well, although that table should be lowered for the woman getting worked on at the end. Overall a good segment.

Room for Improvement

February 24th 2011 : Blog, News

When I mentioned to people that I was trying Rolfing, some folks wondered how folfing, otherwise known as Frisbee golf, would make you healthier.

Others wondered why anyone would voluntarily go see someone who made you throw up or “rolf your guts out” as one friend put it.

Do Cortisone Shots Actually Make Things Worse?

February 12th 2011 : Blog, News

In that early experiment, more than half the patients who received a cortisone shot for tennis elbow or other tendon pain suffered a relapse of the injury within six months.

Rolfing Back In Vogue, But With Shaky Evidence: NPR

January 18th 2011 : Blog, News

Rolfing has become a favorite again — this time among the yoga-Pilates-acupuncture crowd.

Effects of soft tissue mobilization (Rolfing pelvic lift) on parasympathetic tone in two age groups.

December 2nd 2010 : Blog, News

Pretty interesting stuff, basically the “pelvic lift” which is traditionally performed in most Structural Integration sessions was objectively found to increase parasympathetic tone (the body’s relaxation response) in men 26 to 41 years.

Rolfing, Excruciatingly Helpful

October 12th 2010 : Blog, News

A former dancer of 14 years, Anna Zahn is in touch with her body. To gain more flexibility, and to counteract some of the strain from dancing, she has tried a number of remedies: Reiki, acupuncture, yoga. But she still felt tight, her body tense. So she started getting Rolfed — a kind of deep-tissue […]

Vogue Features Rolfing

May 7th 2010 : Blog, News

Given rolfing’s inaccurately negative rap, many recent trainees of Ida P. Rolf’s methods (developed in the ‘40s and popularized, or some might say primal scream-ized, at the infamous Esalen Institute in the ‘60s) refer to themselves as she did—as practitioners of structural integration.

Oprah’s Dr. Oz on Rolfing

May 7th 2010 : Blog, News

Dr. Oz recommends a technique called Rolfing, which he describes as “even deeper than a deep-tissue massage.”

Bodywork as Meditation

November 9th 2009 : Blog, News

“Openness to a different type of listening and following are essential for the meditative to emerge.”