Frequently Asked Questions
What is Rolfing?
Named after Dr. Ida P. Rolf, Rolfing® Structural Integration is a form of bodywork that seeks to reorganize the body’s connective tissues to function more effectively. Dr. Rolf believed that there is a more natural alignment for each of us, and that over time our natural alignment can be lost, causing internal stresses that can result in both physical and emotional discomfort. Rolfing sessions correct these imbalances, reducing the compensations and stress that cause discomfort.
How long have you been practicing?
I have been practicing as a Certified Rolfer since June 2015.
How long is the training to become a Rolfer?
The basic training to become a Certified Rolfer is 731 classroom hours and takes about two years to complete. After completing the basic training there is a three to seven year period where another 303 classroom hours of mandatory continuing education must be completed to stay certified.
Why did you become a Rolfer?
Rolfing helped me to overcome many health challenges. In 2013 I decided to become a Rolfer and make a career out of helping other people.
How many sessions do I need?
The number of sessions you need will be unique to you and will be determined by your current health condition and your health goals. Each Rolfing session should bring your body to a higher level of organization.
The hallmark of Rolfing is a series of ten sessions known as the Ten Series. The Ten Series is designed to bring the whole body into better alignment. Each session builds on the progress made in previous sessions.
Not everyone needs to go through the Ten Series to achieve their health goals. We may only need a single session or a shorter series for many issues. Working together we will discuss which approach will be best for you.
How often should I come in for sessions?
For most people the answer is once a week. Some people need more time between sessions to process the work.
What should I wear during my session?
Some clothes are worn at all times. Most people wear just their undergarments during the visual analysis and during the session. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable in what you are wearing. If you are not comfortable being seen in your undergarments you can wear as much clothing as you need to feel comfortable. In this case, loose clothing made of natural materials tend to be easier to work with.
Please contact me if you have any unanswered questions.
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