Rolfing is a form of natural therapy that aims to
promote natural health- it is considered an alternative and natural
treatment used to enhance a happy and healthy lifestyle.
Welcome to Rolfing
at Natural Earth
Driven to finding solutions to her own health problems as well
as the problems affecting her two sons, Ida Pauline Rolf experimented
with a large number of alternative healing systems. She was intrigued
by the notion that proper alignment of anatomical structure could
affect physiological function. After years of research, Dr. Rolf
deduced that the body functions best when the bony segments of the
body are in proper alignment. This was the beginning of Rolfing.
The underlying principles behind Rolfing is that the imbalances
in structure (caused due to tension, body posture etc) places unnecessary
demands on the body’s network of soft tissues. As a direct
result of this unnatural pressure on the body’s muscle, fascia,
ligaments and tendons compensations are created throughout the body
Rolf named her system of healing ‘Structural Integration’.
‘Rolfing’ is a nickname that came later on. The structural
integration offered by Rolfing has the ability to alter a person’s
posture and structure dramatically. The gospel of Rolfing, in Dr.
Ida’s words is, “When the body gets working appropriately,
the force of gravity can flow through”. Once gravity flows
unchecked the body will spontaneously heal itself. Rolfing is devoted
to creating a holistic system of movement and soft manipulation
that aligns the body according to gravity.
Rolfers view the connective tissue wrapping the body as a fabric
net that supports the entire body. They concentrate on the individual’s
body structure in an effort to spot the imbalances. These imbalances
lead to the formation of soft tissues that become short after injury,
trauma or repetitive use. Rolfers attempt to lengthen these chronically
shortened tissues and realign the connective tissue that wraps around
who have undergone Rolfing move with surety and grace. This is because
Rolfing increases a person’s range of motion and enhances
freedom and lightness in the body. The aim is to improve performance
by de-stressing and changing posture. It is believed that over a
million people have received Rolfing work all around the world.
Why is Rolfing effective?
Rolfing is a scientifically validated system of restructuring the
body through movement education. By releasing the body segments
– arms, legs, torso, back – from life-long patterns
caused by stress and tension, Rolfing realign the body according
to gravity. Thus the body is balanced and de-stressed.
Gravity is the most powerful force that acts on the body. Body
misalignment leads to chronic pain, lowered vitality and impaired
body functions. After Rolfing, the body has to expend less energy
in fighting gravity. The resulting biological efficiency is experienced
by the person as higher levels of vitality, vigor and alertness.
The overall functioning of the body improves because movement becomes
Research proves that Rolfing enables one to make more efficient
use of muscles. Thus the body is able to conserve energy. This results
in a drastic reduction in stress. Rolfing also enhances neurological
functioning, thus making the body more balanced. Rolfing as an effective
system of alternative healing helps a person improve the quality
of his life by removing points of tension and stress.
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