a natural healing therapy for the treatment of back pain, neck
pain and other forms of chronic pain, arthritis, poor posture,
sleep disorders, stress and depression. Some of the answers to
frequently asked questions will be found below. If there is anything
else you wish to ask about Rolfing, please use the Contact Us
link at the bottom of this page.
Rolfing get me out of pain?
If the problem is structural (and most are) you will become pain free.
However in severe cases of collapse and rotation it may take more time
to do so.
I go back to work after a session?
Yes. Most people feel
a profound sense of wellbeing after each session and increased energy.
Also as no oil is used there is no need to shower etc. afterwards.
The sensations you
will feel are similar to a strong stretch, however the tension, shortness
and rotations in your body will determine how strong the stretch needs
to be to correct the problems. Any discomfort is minor compared to the
immediate relief felt in the body.
Rolfing be permanent?
When we learn something
we never forget it, i.e. driving a car or swimming. Rolfing is not about
doing something to you. It is about you learning what your body feels
like without tension and standing straight. Once felt you are then in
control of your structure. With Rolfing you have learnt probably for the
first time what it feels like to be light and balanced. New nervous system
pathways are forged.
I too old for Rolfing?
Age is no barrier
to Rolfing. Like most things in life it is better to start young, however
I have worked with several people in their late eighties with effective
about children and teenagers?
Rolfing can be a major
influence in correcting childhood imbalances and injuries and guiding
them into a relationship with their body and further maturity. I have
worked with many children and teenagers with excellent results.
Rolfing help victims of addiction and abuse?
People, who have suffered
abuse or are addicted, always have low self-esteem. Rolfing can be an
important process in reconnecting them to themselves and letting go of
the past and the pain.
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