Rolfing Structural Integration is a unique approach which locates and releases restrictions or blocks in the connective tissue and helps the muscles work together to provide the body with support, adaptability, balanced tone, and connectedness. It uses not only manual work on the fascia at different layers, but also movement cues and exercises. While Rolfing aims to create natural dynamic posture and movement throughout the body, not to "fix" one part of the body, clients typically report that tension and aches they have had for months or years are reduced or eliminated. Because the work is based on awareness, results are long-lasting. Just as once you learn to ride a bicycle you never forget, once your body finds ways to move easily, you keep it for life. Clients are encouraged to do a complete session of 10 progressive sessions which over a period of 2-3 months which works out issues throughout the entire body and leads to the most long-term changes. However, individual single sessions are also available.
Rolfing is not the kind of relaxation massage where you can tune out and float away on your own thoughts - in fact it is quite different from massage. You will be asked to remain engaged and actively participate in the session by "tuning in" to what you are feeling, using your breath, and moving your body into the work. You will walk and do movements for assessment before and after the table work, and sometimes during as well. Manual work is done on a table, with you sitting on a bench, and even standing or walking. A Rolfing Session feels more like a mix of bodywork, a private yoga or movement class, and a physical therapy session.
I have offer
Therapeutic Thai bodywork, drawing on years of study with master teachers in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This whole-body approach has the unique ability to focus and calm mind and body. In addition, I provide Egoscue postural exercise sessions,
which empower people to resolve their own issues themselves.
These modalities provide additional tools which I may incorporate into
my Rolfing sessions.
I started doing these modalities after trying them myself and finding them highly effective at resolving my own pain issues. I completed my training at the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration,and have had related training in Anatomy Trains and KMI Structural Integration, and neural manipulation through the Barral Institute to build my skills. I am certified at the advanced level in Thai bodywork, and have studied extensively with master teachers in Thailand over the last five years. I am certified in Egoscue postural assessment. hide