Rolfing Session Information

What to Expect in our Rolfing Session

All sessions last 60-70 minutes. At the first session, we will discuss your health history, current conditions, and the reasons that brought you to Rolfing. This is a time to set goals for your experience, answer any additional questions you may have, and further explain the Rolfing process.

You will then dress down to your underwear or to your comfort level (shorts and a t-shirt). Together we will begin to assess your structure as you stand and as you walk. The majority of the session will take place with you lying on a massage table as I begin to loosen the initial layers of restrictions in your body. 

Periodically, I will have you rise up from the table and come to standing or walking to notice how your body is incorporating the changes. For example, we might work the left side of your body first so that when you stand you can feel the difference compared to the your right. I will always solicit your awareness and encourage your participation in the Rolfing process. Awareness around the changes in your body allows you to increase the benefits of the work as you integrate them into your daily life. Your increasing awareness of limiting old movement patterns creates the opportunity for new ways of moving in your body that are supportive and pain-free. Most clients experience relief, a decrease in their pain, and improved alignment after one session.

The Rolfing Series was created to support sustainable structural change through whole body alignment. Each session focuses on a different part of the body building on the results of the previous session. Sessions are typically spaced 1 to 3 weeks apart and an average series consists of 8 to 12 sessions.

What to Wear...

...during your Rolfing Session

Sessions are typically done with the client in their underwear or gym shorts. For women, a sports bra or tank top is suitable. Rolfing can also be done through clothing if that is the comfort-level of the client.

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