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 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.”

Rolfing Brings Balance to Body

August 24th 2012 : Blog

“In the first session, my Rolfer worked on the upper part of my arms. The contact was slow and specific. The therapist went to the exact places that were stuck, and then the looseness went into my hands. I could feel my arms slowly changing. I could breathe easier and my range of motion was different.” Sheldon continued with Rolfing, which became a life-changing experience for him.

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.”

Rolfing, Yoga and Thinking About Those Feet

July 31st 2012 : Blog

Around Monday or so, I was feeling a bit down about the Rolfing I’m going through; not because of our Rolfer, but I felt like I was failing my homework assignment: to pay attention to my feet.

Wiki Definition: Fascia

June 7th 2012 : Blog

“Fascia is the organ of form”, this qoute is from the founder of Structural Integration, Ida Rolf, Ph.D. She believed in fascia’s ability to determine the body’s structure well before this was a commonly hel belief.

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

How To Stand Up

May 10th 2012 : Blog

“Are you sure my spine is aligned?” I always ask once he puts me into this position. “Because this doesn’t feel natural to me. I feel like I’m about to fall forward.” He then laughs and tells me that eventually, once he’s worked over the fascia in my body, this position will feel less awkward.

If nothing hurts, why bother with Rolfing?

April 24th 2012 : Blog

What happens when a client comes in with no pain? Short answer: I get really excited.

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.

The Century of the Body: Fascia, Yoga and the Medicine of the Future

February 14th 2012 : Articles, Blog

Yoga, bodywork and other therapies that tap into the transformative potential of the body’s fascial network have an important role to play in this process. In this interview with Yoga U Online, Tom explores the transformative potential of the body’s fascial network and its implications for the future of yoga and yoga therapy.

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.

Rolfing and Health Insurance – Why isn’t Structural Integration covered?

January 19th 2012 : Blog, News

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 […]