What is the cost?
Sessions are $150 and typically run about 75 minutes. Because Rolfing was designed sequentially with a set of specific goals for each session, results are often best with a series of sessions. I offer discounts for a set of sessions purchased in advance. Please inquire for more info. I accept cash, checks, credit cards, Venmo, etc.
What should I wear?
Clients are generally in their underwear, shorts and a sports bra, a swim suit, or minimal clothing. This allows me to see your structure and movements to better cater the session to your needs. Your comfort in my office is very important so you may wear whatever you are comfortable in. I will work to help you.
Who should receive Rolfing?
Rolfing will pretty much improve anyones life. It will help people get relief from chronic pain, improve mobility and flexibility, ease stress and make you more resilient, and improve an athletes performance. Its really an anti aging bodywork and a human potential booster.
Do the changes from Rolfing last?
They can. Yes. Modifications to our alignment and movement patterns help the body to maintain its new organized structure. Since Rolfing addresses the body as a whole (posture, joint function, coordination, movement ) old patterns are replaced by new, healthier and more efficient ones which become easier and more natural for the body to maintain.
How often should I come?
A session every 1 to 3 weeks is a good pace to approach the ten series. Consistency is important. It is important to note your bodies response to the work and schedule according to your bodies rhythms. You may notice that your body wants time to absorb the work or that after a week you are ready for the next session.
Do I need to get ten sessions?
No. I am available for single sessions and mini series as well. I am willing to work with the needs and desires of my clients. While Rolfing is quite effective in a 10 to 12 session series, it is not always necessary to complete all 10 to 12 sessions. The 10 session recipe is a fantastic process which goes thoroughly through the whole body, creating the atmosphere for lasting change, which I recommend.
I suggest trying the first 3 sessions and deciding whether or not you want to continue. Bodies do not shape into their patterns overnight so naturally it takes some time to reverse years full of poor posture, injuries, and repetitive movement patterns. The number of sessions required to meet your goals has a number of factors to consider such as health history, daily activities, lifestyle etc. If you have already been through the 10 session recipe you may want to proceed with a 3 session tune up, specifically designed to meet your needs.
What happens after a ten series?
Many clients will stop receiving work for an extended period of time, several months, a year or more before they need additional work.
Many people report ongoing changes in their bodies for several months after receiving a series. Clients who are very physically active, or have had many injuries, like to receive periodic tune ups as needed. This work is about helping the client become less dependent on sessions rather than more.
Is Rolfing painful?
Connective tissue responds to a wide variety of pressure and intention. Within each Rolfing session, there is a range of touch, from firm and deep to light and gentle. When a firm touch is needed clients communicate a level that is comfortable enough to breathe through. Like a deep stretch, it feels intense but tolerable and should mostly feel good. We will communicate to find the pace and depth that is right for you.
How is Rolfing different from Chiropractic and Massage?
Chiropractic therapy tends to focus on freeing spinal joint restrictions and promoting nerve flow to and from the spine. It does not address the soft tissue patterns of the whole body and their influence on structural balance. Rolfing uses soft tissue techniques to treat restrictions that are a part of the overall body pattern, all the while restoring mobility, health and vitality, creating an integrated body. Rolfing SI and chiropractic care are compatable and can be complimentary
Massage is a broad term that refers to many styles of bodywork. In general, massage promotes relaxation and blood flow. Some deep tissue massage works to release local patterns of structural strain, but this is not usually done as part of a strategy to balance the whole body. Although massage is relaxing, you may find the same area bothering you again shortly after you leave the office. This is because the area that hurts is often a compensatory or secondary issue, which massage doesn't address.