Rolfing® Structural Integration (SI)
Rolfing® Structural Integration (SI) is a transformative and highly effective system of body restructuring and movement education.
It releases connective tissue (Fascia) in the body segments and restores greater freedom and ease that are created from repetitive movement, injuries, restrictions and accumulated tension. Rolfing realigns and promotes balance in the whole individual expression in relation to the field of Gravity by re-educating and establishing a better support and adaptability of the systems and segments that are working within the body.
Some of the outstanding Benefits that clients find in Rolfing®
- Pain relief (headache, back and neck pain, knee, frozen shoulder, weak wrists)
- Freedom in Movement and finding easier posture
- A sense of feeling lightness in your own body
- Easing your breath and allow it to get bigger!
- Greater presence and groundedness, finding your support
- Better Range of Movement in different parts of the body
- Better blood flow and circulation
- Deep level of release and relaxation
- Refreshed and deeper sleep
- A general sense of well-being and Here-Now
- Many more possibilities in finding Awareness
- Greater ability to connect with others and the world around
Who can benefit from Rolfing®?
- Everyone can! at any age from all backgrounds.
- Individuals from all walks of life suffering from the aftermath of an accident, surgery or chronic tension.
- Performing Professionals who hold a musical instrument, dance – that are in search of greater ease in their performance and self expression.
- Movement practitioners of various fields who’s attention is at providing greater awareness and mindful transitions in their arts and greater recovery after an injury or strong practice.
- Sport professionals, athletes and the like who are interested to learn new pathways of movement and, provide elasticity in their limbs and recover from previous injuries.
- Women before or preparing for pregnancy and after birth.
The basic Rolfing® 10 sessions
Rolfing is a process that works therapeutically and is most effective in the context of a series of Sessions. The Basic 10 sessions were created by Dr. Ida Rolf, through which one’s posture and movement are systematically addressed to achieve better organization, balance, and well-being.
Normally and most often these following Structural sessions are combined with Rolfing Movement sessions.
You can get familiar with the basic 10-Series sessions through three phases in the process:
During the “sleeve” sessions of session 1-3 surface layers of fascia are addressed in order to free the breath.
Specifically, the first session is devoted to enhancing the quality of breath with work on the arms, ribcage and diaphragm. Opening is also started along the upper leg, hamstrings, neck and spine.
The second session helps to give the body a stable foundation by balancing the foot and tissues of the lower leg.
The third session typically involves a “side view” for an understanding of how the head, shoulder girdle, and hips are positionally related to one another when standing under the influence of gravity. Then, the body is addressed within the context of this new vision.
Sessions 4-7 are referred to as “core” sessions and examine terrain found between the bottom of the pelvis and top of the head. The idea of core also includes the deep tissue of the legs for its role in support.
Session four begins this journey, its territory extends from the inside arch of the foot and up the leg, to the bottom of the pelvis.
The fifth session is concerned with balancing surface and deep abdominal muscles to the curve of the back.
Session six seeks to enlist more support and moment from the legs, pelvis and lower back, while the seventh session turns its sole attention to the neck and head.
“Integration” is emphasised throughout the remaining three sessions, as session 8-10 provide an opportunity for the practitioner to blend previously established advancements, and ones yet to be made, into the body in a way that encourages smooth movement and natural coordination.
During sessions eight and nine, the practitioner determines how best to achieve this integration, as the protocol is unique for each individual.
The tenth and final session is also one of integration, but more importantly, serves to inspire a sense of order and balance. Once completed, the wisdom of the Rolfing Ten Series will drive and support the body with health for years to come.
What to expect:
Rolfing Sessions typically last a little over an hour but may take up to 90 minutes. At the beginning and end of each session, we look at structural and functional elements by performing some movements to observe, learn and feel the changes that are occurring before and after the session.
Mindful Movement and exercises
Rolfing client has an active role. The benefits of the Rolfing process are greater when the client performs specific movements lead by the Rolfer, observing qualities in their inner experience.
During the course of the 10 Structural sessions and Rolfing Movement sessions, a client may be presented with some activities to look at during his daily life or series of movement exercises designed to enhance the work that was done during the session. Following these activities can assist to link between the sessions as well as to maximize the benefits of the work.
Rolfing as a process
Rolfing is an approach. It is served best and is most effective in the context of a series of sessions, working to facilitate a better alignment and function. Whether in acute or chronic pain, it tends to relieve most painful symptoms in restricted Fascia and increases energy levels and vitality for a change that can last. Often there is a great change occurring already during the first sessions.
In many cases results of sessions are cumulative. Every session organizes the next to come and the body’s restrictive postures and movement patterns change. Appreciate the overall picture and be mindful of the process.
In general, it is most helpful to approach the Rolfing process with generosity for oneself and kindness.
Communicate openly with regards to how the work feels during sessions and agreed upon comfort zones. Your level of comfort is a leading guide and is always respected.
What to wear
Underwear for both women and men with access to the skin is best. Appropriate attire should both feel comfortable and safe. Address any concern with your Rolfer. As a courtesy to yourself and your Rolfer, shower before arriving at a session.
Terms and conditions
After filling in and sending your registration forms, please read and understand the terms and conditions of payment and cancellation.
To schedule your free information call, simply connect by the button below or call.
Rolfing® Structural Integration, Rolfing Movement Integration™, and Scar Work Sessions
60 min EUR 80.-
90 min EUR 100.-
Breathwork Sessions, and Mindfulness Sessions
60 min EUR 80.-
90 min EUR 100.-
120 min EUR 120.-
Cancellation of an appointment 24h in advance.
Cancellation occurring after the required time will result in a 50 (%) percent charge of the service scheduled.