Rolfing is named after it’s founder, Dr. Ida P. Rolf. Fifty Years ago she created a holistic system of soft tissue manipulation and movement education that organized the whole body in relation to gravity. Dr. Rolf discovered she could achieve remarkable changes in posture and structure by manipulating the body’s myofascial system (ligaments and tendons). Athletes, Dancers, Businesspersons, Children, and people from all walks of life have benefited from Rolfing.
Research has demonstrated that Rolfing creates a more efficient use of the muscles, allows the body to conserve energy, and creates more economical and refined patterns of movement. Research also shows that Rolfing reduces chronic stress and changes in the body structure.
Somatic Experience uses hands-on guided movements as well as a series of self care exercises that lengthen muscles back to their natural, relaxed state and correct inefficient movement patterns.
When muscles become chronically contracted from misuse, physical and emotional stress, and injury and trauma, the body becomes imbalanced. Years of adjusting to these changes can lead to pain in the neck, back, hips, shoulders, etc. Somatic Experiences lead you through comfortable movements that focus the brain specifically on the contracted muscles and movement patterns. Once the brain is made aware of the held contractions, it’s able to release them back to a relaxed state.