Rolfing, also known as Structural Integration, is a specialized method of manual therapy that systematically re-aligns and balances the body through deep tissue manipulation and movement education. Rolfing was developed over 50 years ago by Biochemist Dr. Ida P. Rolf.
Unlike traditional massage, which focuses on relaxation and relief of muscle discomfort, the Rolfing method affects the body’s posture and structure over the long term and is aimed at improving body alignment and functionality. As your body structure becomes more organized, chronic strain patterns are alleviated, pain and stress decreases. Furthermore, Rolfing can speed up injury recovery by reducing pain, stiffness, and muscle tension; improving movement and circulation around joints; attending to both the injury and any secondary pain that may have developed from favoring the injury.