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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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. Tiffanie Noonan
18 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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So what do you think can Rolfing fix scoliosis or no?

So what do you think can Rolfing fix scoliosis or no?

No: Rolfing or any other deep tissue massage, or by any other name, or by any other experienced person, does not FIX scoliosis... but can make a patient feel good. Deep tissue massage, when done well, can be good for most people, whether or not they have scoliosis, but does cost some money. It's an expenditure for a personal service. ...Read more

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Has anybody heard of Rolfing to correct the scoliosis?

Has anybody heard of Rolfing to correct the scoliosis?

Healthy skepticism: ...please, when considering the following internet claim I encountered in researching your question: "Rolfing de-rotates connective tissue. This improves your posture and movement..." ...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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Has anybody heard of Rolfing and does it work to correct scoliosis? Please lmk

Has anybody heard of Rolfing and does it work to correct scoliosis? Please lmk

Rolfing: Rolfing is like a very deep form of tissue massage. I personally think it is great (it done by someone who is good at it). However, I don't know of it as a correction for scoliosis or any specific ailments. ...Read more

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Does Rolfing help in fixing scoliosis because I've heard many people who told said they have had there curves decreased is this true please explain?

Does Rolfing help in fixing scoliosis because I've heard many people who told said they have had there curves decreased is this true please explain?

No, it does not: Rolfing or any other deep tissue massage, or by any other name, or by any other experienced person, does not FIX scoliosis... but can make a patient feel good. Deep tissue massage, when done well, can be good for most people, whether or not they have scoliosis, but does cost some money. It's an expenditure for a relaxing personal service. ...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

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Is it safe to participate in both chiropractic and bowen and/or rolfing simultaneously?

Yes. All Safe: Yes, chiropractic, bowen and rolfing are safe. It might be best to have all of your practitioners communicate to be on the same page to increase results and work as a team. ...Read more

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How do I obtain a letter of medical necessity from my doctor for the rolfing procedure?

How do I obtain a letter of medical necessity from my doctor for the rolfing procedure?

May be difficult: Increasingly, "holistic" methods which lack foundation in the scientific literature, such as the cochrane collaborative, are being denied by third party payors. These payors view such interventions as having no therapeutic value, despite positive claims from patients. ...Read more

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Anyone ever have chronic hip pain for a year and rolfing be the thing to cure the pain?

Anyone ever have chronic hip pain for a year and rolfing be the thing to cure the pain?

Hip bursitis: It is likely that you have a condition called trochanteric bursitis of your hip--it is inflammation of the area surrounding the curve of the hip-thigh bone. Possibly resulted from excessive use/walking/running and/or laying on the side on a firm/hard surface too long. Do some really good range-of-motion/stretching, and use of motrin/aleve may help. If not better, consult doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does anyone know the main difference between rolfing and art physical therapy?

Does anyone know the main difference between rolfing and art physical therapy?

Difference: Rolfing is a type of hands on therapy called structural integration. It is based upon the theory that if one reestablishes balance in the musculoskeletal system by working deeply with the muscles and the fascia that surrounds them, the body will heal spontaneously. While there may be elements similar to rolfing in physical therapy, pt is a much broader term to describe various treatments. ...Read more

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I heard of a middle-aged lady that did Rolfing and her spine curvature went down so much now she doesn't even have scoliosis anymore please respond?

I heard of a middle-aged lady that did Rolfing and her spine curvature  went down so much now she doesn't even have scoliosis anymore please respond?

Rolfing: There are many articles on the internet about rolfing causing improvement in scoliosis and lordosis. However, I am wondering it this is improving curvature by working with muscles ligaments that may further accentuate the curve or if it is in fact causing a difference in the bony structures of the back. Do you understand the distinction I am trying to make? ...Read more

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Has anyone done rolfing for lower back pain?

Has anyone  done rolfing for lower back pain?

Yes!: & it was most effective... They work on you in an initial 10 session series protocol, from head to toes, aligning your structure in its entirety; while relief from the pain is the most visible benefit, much else happens at more subtle levels. I did my series 5 years ago (had a lot of lower back pain after several accidents years before) & i still feel great! reaf on it at www.Rolfguild.Org. ...Read more

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