"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 itself and the Earth’s gravitational field; then you will understand the goals of Rolfing” ~ Ida P. Rolf
Rolfing® SI is a sophisticated and effective form of hands on tissue manipulation and movement education. Rolfing® SI works structurally to reorganize the web-like complex of connective tissue, improving the balance and alignment of the whole body in gravity. It also works with perception and coordination, enhancing awareness and inviting the whole body to participate in movement. The goal of Rolfing is to create structural, functional, and energetic changes within the body to help free mind, body, and spirit from limitations, injury, and pain.
When we find support and balance in gravity rather than struggle against it, less energy is required to perform daily tasks, and we begin to live with more awareness, grace, and ease. As movement becomes lighter, more vital energy is available to engage and connect to the world and discover our unique potential. Posture, at any moment, is an accumulation of attitudes: the manner in which we meet others and allow others to meet us. In other words, changing our posture and movement habits means affecting the way we perceive the world and the way the world perceives us. By understanding and exploring options within our bodies, we open up possibilities in our relationships with family, friends, our community, and the environment.