Benefits of Rolfing ~ Ola Natural Healing

Maui, Hawaii

The Rolf Method of Structural Integration

provides extraordinary experiences for those who are

looking for transformational change in their lives


While Structural Integration is primarily concerned with physical changes in the body, it affects the whole person.  We are made up of emotions, attitudes, belief systems and behavior patterns as well as the physical being.  All are Related.  Align the physical structure and it will open up the individual’s potential.

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Clients often report positive changes, stating: less stress, greater self-confidence and improved ability to handle life’s changes.

Structural Integration works with the connective tissue system of the body.  Connective tissue is proverbial shrink-wrap that encases and interpenetrates almost every layer of the body.

Think of an orange. If you peel the orange, you have a white layer of pith underneath. Then you have the sections that are individually wrapped and then each piece of pulp. The body is like this. You have skin, then the milky white layer beneath, then every muscle group wrapped, then each individual muscle, down to the muscle fiber and the cell!  It is a very intricate spider-web like system.  Dr. Rolf made the radical statement that connective tissue is what creates the structure of the body!

Okay, so when there is injury or trauma, the body has to figure out how to create stability, so it begins to make more connective tissue, layer upon layer that gets dense as a support.  Because fascia is an interconnected matrix, strain in one place affects all the other points along this line of tissue.

So how do you change that?

In my experience to loosen connective tissue adhesions, which means to create the possibility of more opening and greater freedom in the body, there are two options-

  1. YOGA  or directed stretching using rollers and balls,

So why should I choose Structural Integration over yoga?

In my experience, the  COMBINATION of the two is the most powerful, effective, efficient and life-enhancing combination there is to move towards optimal vitality.

The thing is…

Structural Integration is faster.  What could take you months or years in yoga practice (and that is quality yoga with an educated teacher speaking directly to YOUR needs) can change in one or two sessions with this work!

Structural Integration will take you to the next level of awareness and performance in both your daily life and the performance of the activities or practices that you do. Ali 


 Common result after receiving the Basic 10 sessions:

  • appearing taller and slimmer (some actually gain anywhere from 1/4″ to over 1 inch in height)
  • increased and/or refined athletic performance
  • reduced discomfort and pain
  • better posture and stability, greater flexibility and range of motion
  • a feeling of lightness and fluidity, better balance
  • increased breathing capacity, energy, and awareness
  • feeling more open, centered, and connected… An overall sense of well being
  • greater self-confidence

The Rolf Method of Structural Intergation “10 series” Client Testimonial from Ali Grabel on Vimeo.

S.I. is not designed to treat specific symptoms. It has, however, been known to help with the following conditions / situations:

  • Chronic Pain / Tension

  • Recovery from Surgery/Injury

  • Headaches, including Migraines

  • Back pain, knee pain, hip pain

  • Scoliosis, Spinal Lordosis and Kyphosis

  • Whiplash

  • TMJ problems

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Tennis Elbow

  • Frozen Shoulder syndrome

  • Foot problems (Pronation, Supination, Flat feet)

And has been known to provide greater ease with the following:

  • Childhood Development

  • Trauma Resolution

  • Mental/Emotional Wellness

  • Overall Physical/Spiritual Health

  • Life Transitions