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Rolfing Structural Integration
Rolfing Structural Integration was originally designed as a series of bodywork sessions to efficiently help integrate and organize the whole person into better alignment with gravity. When a person has a better relationship with gravity, movement becomes easier and more efficient. Painful patterns take a long time to solidify; they become embedded in contracted connective tissues and the nervous system can become reactive around those areas. Normally a few sessions are required to unwind old patterns and open up new possibilities for movement and being. Rolfing is generally most effective in a traditional series of 10-13 sessions that systematically addresses superficial and then deep structures within the whole body to safely relieve painful patterns. However, clients can also experience pain relief, acute injury support, or performance improvements in a shorter number of sessions. A series of three sessions is a good introduction to Rolfing’s benefits.
So how can Rolfing be of benefit to climbers and fitness enthusiasts? That relationship is a two way street. Rolfing can help free up relationships in the shoulder girdle and thorax, helping you to reach those holds with greater ease. It can also help relieve areas of congestion and strain….forearms, lats, traps, just to name a few. Climbing is also a really excellent way to incorporate the changes Rolfing offers into your body. Anchoring with your legs and reaching with your arms you evoke unity of opposition within your structure, one of the main principles of Rolfing. Athletes and fitness enthusiasts often see improvements in their balance, coordination, and performance.
The Classic 10 series is recommended for anyone who has not experienced the 10 series. Fix-it sessions will work above, below, and around an area causing issue.
Individual sessions are 90 minutes with 60-75 minutes of table time.