Rolfing® creates powerful, far-reaching changes

Fascia is released and changed through rolfing with manual intervention by the rolfer and through micro-movements. You feel lighter, more upright and spacious.

Fascia is released and changed through rolfing with manual intervention by the rolfer and through micro-movements. You feel lighter, more upright and spacious.

by Deanna Melnychuk —

Rosemary Feitis writes in the forword of Dr. Ida P. Rolf’s book, Rolfing: Reestablishing the Natural Alignment and Structural Integration of the Human Body for Vitality and Well-Being (1989), “The technique [of rolfing] is powerful, and the resultant changes are far-reaching. Rolfing enters into the body’s process and changes its course. … Unless an accident intervenes, the body will continue along its new course.  The effects of rolfing are not simply permanent, they are progressive.”

How can this be so?

The first step in answering this question requires an understanding of fascia, the membranous tissue of varying thickness that surrounds and permeates muscles, and surrounds organs and bones. When the energy from a trauma, such as an accident, surgery or stress, enters your body, your fascial web hardens, thickens and shortens. Fascia is strong, and when it shortens, it can pull bones out of place, which, in turn, creates poor posture and physical pain.

Fascia is released and changed through rolfing with manual intervention by the rolfer and through micro-movements. You feel lighter, more upright and spacious. As you gain greater range of movement, your golf swing improves, you sit on your horse with greater ease and awareness, you rock climb with longer reaches, you sit comfortably at your computer for longer periods.

Generally, rolfing treatments are offered in a series of 10 sessions, spaced one to three weeks apart. Each session is 75 minutes long. Because each session builds on the previous one, the changes last.

Rolfing is like clearing a mountain stream of a beaver dam. Once the dam is gone, the stream washes away the algae and debris that was held behind it. Unless the beavers build a new dam (accident, surgery), the stream (you) remains clear and clean and remarkably healthy. Because nutrients are able to move easily through your body, you continue to improve and will likely seek out a rolfer for a tune-up once or twice a year.

Isn’t it time to change your life for the better (and get rid of the beaver dams)?

 

Deanna Melnychuk, B.Sc., is a certified advanced Rolfer and Rolfing® movement practitioner, licensed massage therapist, Reiki Master, craniosacral therapist and foot reflexologist. 602-404-8685.

Reprinted from AzNetNews.

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