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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Rolfing (Overview)

The term from practitioner ida rolf, is a deep tissue massage like treatment to separate fascia to create "structural integration" it is a form of bodywork that reorganizes the connective tissues.


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Can rolfing change the shape of some body parts?

Doubtful: While rolfing can perhaps smooth out "knots" and lumpy connective tissue. It seems doubful that this technique could actually change the shape of your body parts. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
16 doctors shared insights

Rolfing (Overview)

The term from practitioner ida rolf, is a deep tissue massage like treatment to separate fascia to create "structural integration" it is a form of bodywork that reorganizes the connective tissues.


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What is the definition or description of: rolfing?

What is the definition or description of: rolfing?

Rolfing: The term from practitioner ida rolf, is a deep tissue massage like treatment to separate fascia to create "structural integration" it is a form of bodywork that reorganizes the connective tissues. ...Read more

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Is it possible to do 10 rolfing sessions in 20 days?

Is it possible to do 10 rolfing sessions in 20 days?

I wouldn't: Your body needs some recovery time between sessions, and i'm not sure that 1 is sufficient. Ask the person doing your treatments or get a second opinion from another provider. ...Read more

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Does it matter whether practitioner is male or female for rolfing?

Does it matter whether practitioner is male or female for rolfing?

Ida P. Rolf: The creator of rolfing (structural integration) was a woman named dr. Ida p. Rolf. Rolfing practioners can be men or women. ...Read more

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Does your body need to rest between rolfing sessions?

Yes: According to paul wirth : “while sessions can take place a few days to a few weeks apart, the ideal is around one or two weeks apart. This strikes a balance between continuing the process and allowing the body and brain to settle into the changes in each session.” see: http://mosaicbodywork.Com/faq/. ...Read more

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What is it like to go to rolfing therapy?

What is it like to go to rolfing therapy?

Old fashioned touch: This is a touch-based therapy that hasn't found much independent empirical support. The practitioner will be pleasant and caring and perhaps spiritual. Don't expect any miracles, but you will probably enjoy it. ...Read more

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Websites that can teach me how to do rolfing, or magnetic therapy?

Websites that can teach me how to do rolfing, or magnetic therapy?

See below: There are no online sources that i know that can teach you how to do these therapies without hands on training. You can be trained however. The rolfing institute is in colorado. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of rolfing, compared to the chiropractor or an average massage?

What are the benefits of rolfing, compared to the chiropractor or an average massage?

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. ...Read more