A 53-year-old member asked:
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what are the benefits of rolfing, compared to the chiropractor or an average massage?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Nobody knows: All are systems of treating musculoskeletal pain that have been developed by the experiences of ordinary people rather than hard science. Many people have found each to be effective, others have been disappointed, and the mere fact that you are getting attention and warmth from another human being may go a long way, especially in our crazy world.
Answered on Jul 24, 2012

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