Rolfing® Structural Integration

A comprehensive, whole-body approach to align your body, alleviate pain, and improve your quality of life.

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Welcome to the Rolfing® practice of Elias Limberopoulos located in Chicago, IL. Rolfing is one of the most amazing, highly effective forms of manual therapy, but very few people understand what it's all about. This information is here to give you a better understanding of how a Chicago Rolfer can help you and your family.

Welcome to the Rolfing Practice of Elias Limberopoulos in the Chicagoland Area

Rolfing® Structural Integration is the practice of using manual therapy and movement education to reorganize the connective tissues of the whole body. This happens through a process of 10 - 90 minute sessions known as the Ten Series. Rolfing works on this web-like complex of connective tissues known as fascia to release, realign and balance the whole body, potentially resolving discomfort, reducing compensations and alleviating a wide variety of physical ailments like poor posture, difficulty sitting-standing-walking, back pain, hip pain, muscle strain, lack of mobility and much more.

 

The aim of Rolfing is to restore flexibility, revitalize your energy and leave you feeling more comfortable in your body. Rolfing is safe, drug-free, non-invasive and consistently effective in providing pain-relief, aligning the body, and improving range of motion.

How Can Rolfing Help You?

Many people dismiss Rolfing as being a painful form of deep tissue massage, but it has the ability to dramatically alter a person's posture and structure. By addressing the connective tissue which surrounds and permeates muscle, bones, organs and nerves, Rolfing can resolve underlying problems which still reoccur after years of bone adjustments, corrective exercises, massage, stretching, and foam rolling. The genius of Rolfing allows the body to feel light, fluid and balanced that is free of pain, stiffness and chronic stress.

 

Families, athletes, dancers, runners, yogis, Pilates enthusiasts, office workers and people from all walks of life have sought Rolfing to improve performance in their professional and daily activities. Rolfing has offered relief to a wide variety of challenges like whiplash, posture imbalances, headaches/migraines, chronic pain, sciatica, injury recovery, carpal tunnel syndrome, sports injuries, muscle pain and much more.

If you feel like you have tried everything with little results, Elias is ready to meet you to discuss your needs.  He looks forward to meeting you.

Benefits of Rolfing®

Rolfing benefits people of all ages with varying conditions, and can assist with:

  • chronic pain/tension

  • athletic performance

  • scoliosis/postural problems

  • relief of musculoskeletal conditions

  • recovery from surgery/injury

  • post rehab recovery

  • post natal recovery

  • trauma resolution

  • mental/emotional wellness

  • overall physical/spiritual health

  • life transitions

The potential benefits from Rolfing vary widely since everyone is different, but many people have experienced:

 

  • feeling lighter, taller and more balanced

  • better posture and improved stability

  • greater energy and vitality

  • reduced pain and discomfort

  • increased range of motion

  • movement with greater flexibility and ease

  • increased confidence and self esteem

  • personal growth; expanded awareness

  • feeling more open, centered and connected

  • a sense of well being

What Kind of Training Does a Certified Rolfer™ Have?

Most applicants of the Dr. Ida Rolf Institute come from a variety of backgrounds mostly in the health field including fitness, nutrition, yoga, Pilates, massage therapy, physical therapy, chiropractic, nursing, psychotherapy, and other backgrounds. Successful applicants of the Dr. Ida Rolf Institute complete a training program that typically requires 2 years of study. Training covers anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, Rolfing theory, structural analysis, soft-tissue manipulation, spinal mechanics, joint mobilization methods, Rolfing Movement Integration techniques, individual research, written essays, and extensive supervised clinical sessions.

The Dr. Ida Rolf Institute is headquartered in Boulder, CO with additional institutes in Canada, Brazil, Germany, South Africa, Japan, and Australia. The Dr. Ida Rolf Institute is the only organization accredited to teach Rolfing.

The History of Rolfing®

"This is the gospel of Rolfing:
When the body gets working appropriately, the force of gravity can flow through.
Then, spontaneously, the body heals itself."

~ Ida P. Rolf

Rolfing Structural Integration was developed by Dr. Ida Rolf, a trained biochemist who earned her Ph.D. from the College of Physicians and Surgeons  of Columbia University in 1920.

Driven to find solutions to her own health problems as well as those of her two sons, she spent many years studying and experimenting with different systems of healing and manipulation including osteopathy, chiropractic and  yoga.

Dr. Rolf agreed that the body functions best when the bony segments are in proper alignment.  She believed that the imbalances in structure placed demands on the body's pervasive network of soft tissues thereby creating compensations throughout the body structure.

Her life's work was devoted to the system of soft tissue manipulation and movement education that we now call Rolfing®. Dr. Rolf is recognized as a pioneer in manual therapy and movement education which has influenced many well-known systems, therapies and techniques in manual therapy.

In order to pass along her work to others and to make the education process accessible, she developed an expedient series of ten sessions, which came to be known as the Ten Series. The Rolf Institute of Structural Integration was established in 1971.

 

Since her death in 1979, the Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration has continued to share her work by certifying Rolfers™ and Rolf Movement® Practitioners, supporting research, and building upon her inspiration. Today, you can find Rolfers™ and Rolf Movement Practitioners worldwide.

 

What Do Clients Have To Say?

"Being a client at the Rolfing clinic with Elias was one of the best investments I've ever made in myself...Subtle nuances brought about massive changes in my posture, movements and sense of well being."

— Theresa W., Web Designer

What Health Experts Are Saying

James B. Montgomery, M.D.,

Orthopedic Surgeon 

" “People with shoulder problems, with scar tissue resulting from injury or surgery, chronic hamstring problems, low back and cervical spine problems. People that have had chronic problems that have not been helped by anything else. All those people can be helped with Rolfing®.

Larry Dossey, M.D.,

Integrative Medicine Physician

and Best-Selling Author

"There is one major reason to take Rolfing® seriously: it works. Not only can it dramatically change people’s bodies, it can transform their lives as well. Rolfing® is powerful stuff.

From The Blog

Mehmet Oz, M.D.,

Surgeon, Professor, and 

Host of the Dr. Oz Show

"even deeper than a deep-tissue massage..." Rolfing® literally releases the joints...When you talk to folks about the impact it has on them, a lot of them just stand taller. A lot is just freeing you up to live the way you're supposed to live.

 

Locations and Hours

Relaxation Station

10655 S. Hale Ave.

Chicago, IL (Beverly) 60643 

Wednesday: 9am - 7pm Saturday: 9am - 4pm

Garrett Hypnosis & Wellness Center

3020 N. Kimball Ave

Chicago, IL (Logan Square) 60618

Thursday and Friday: 9am - 7pm

Limber Mind and Body

263 N. Convent,  Suite 8

Bourbonnais, IL 60914

Tuesday: 9am - 7pm

Appointments are made by phone at

773-627-2698.

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Rolfing®, Rolfer™, Rolf Movement® and the Little Boy Logo are service marks of  the Dr. Ida Rolf Institute™ (formerly known as The Rolf Institute of Structural Integration®), in Boulder, CO.

© 2020 by Elias Limberopoulos, Certified Rolfer