Rolfing® is effective in working with the following:
- Back pain
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Pre-pregnancy, pregnancy and postpartum health
- Dance, Yoga & Sports-related injuries
- Repetitive movement strains
- Carpal Tunnel and other computer use strain
- 'Poor Posture'
- Sciatic pain
- Hip and knee pain
- Balance issues
Just as you go to your dentist when you have a cavity and the eye doctor when you need new glasses, you go to a Rolfer when you’re having musculoskeletal discomfort. Often aches, pains and injuries don’t require medical intervention (of course, you should seek medical attention for serious injuries), and sometimes injections, surgeries and medications are prescribed unnecessarily. Rolfing is not meant to replace medical treatment but it can often prevent people from requiring more invasive measures or help to prepare the body for surgery and assist with a speedy recovery. Rolfing is also a part of many professional and Olympic athletes regimens to help prevent injury, strain and keep their bodies in peak performance mode.
How is Rolfing different from other therapies?
A Rolfing session is not a massage or a release technique, it is a whole body integrated approach to the health and wellness of your structure. Injuries, strain and pain often are not caused by the area where the symptoms occur. Usually, there is something else in the system that is out of sync or out of alignment so Rolfing addresses the whole structure in addition to the area of discomfort.