The Rolf Method of Structural Integration
Ola Natural Healing ~ dedicated to Ida Rolf’s traditional Rolfing Teachings: Maui Hawaii
After the first Rolfing session, I knew that this was big! The changes I have seen through the series are amazing and that only begins to express how wonderful working with Ali has been. If you are looking for results and change – if you are ready to let go of pain, then go to see Ali, the whole journey is incredible! – Doreen
The Rolf Method of Structural Integration also nicknamed, Rolfing™ is a scientifically valid manual therapy that lengthens the twisted and shortened fascia (connective tissue) of the body by movement, education and pressure.
Dr Ida P. Rolf (1896-1979) developed the “10 Series Recipe” over a 40 year period of time. Dr. Rolf used Yoga as the foundation for structural integration and she was also heavily influenced by Homeopathy and Osteopathy. What made Dr. Rolf’s work original and different from all other techniques was the fact that she recognized gravity’s effects on body structure and function. In addition she firmly believed that the medium for inducing structural change is through (working with) the fascia.
With gravity, poor biomechanics, posture, and injuries, fascia becomes restricted, resulting in significant unnecessary tension on a body’s systems. Since fascia separates, supports, connects and protects everything, when restrictions occur the effects can be far-reaching.
The Rolf Method of Structural Integration, aligns and balances the body by lengthening and repositioning the fascia. As fascia is lengthened it allows the muscles to move more efficiently. I will apply pressure to the body, working the entire fascial system in a systematic way.
When a body is aligned and balanced it moves with greater ease and requires less energy to function. Good posture is effortless and breathing is easier. The body becomes more flexible, more coordinated and athletic performance improves.
I am so grateful and blessed to be a Certified Advanced Rolfer located on Maui, Hawaii. I am member of The Guild for Structural Integration. I am dedicated to preserving Dr. Ida Rolf’s traditional Teachings.” Ali