Rolfing® Structural Integration Chicago IL
Welcome to the Rolfing® practice of Elias Limberopoulos located in the Beverly and Logan Square neighborhoods of Chicago and Bourbonnais IL. Someone you know and trust may have mentioned Elias's name, you came across one of his blog posts or you found him through online research. Whatever your path was he's happy you're here.
Rolfing is one of the most amazing, highly effective forms of bodywork which reorganizes the connective tissues, called fascia, that permeate the entire body. It works on this web-like complex of connective tissues to release, realign and balance the whole body, potentially resolving discomfort, reducing compensations and alleviating pain. Rolfing aims to restore flexibility, revitalize your energy and leave you feeling more comfortable in your body.
Essentially, Rolfing enables the body to regain the natural integrity of its form, enhancing postural efficiency and your freedom of movement.
What are the Benefits of Rolfing®?
Rolfing has the ability to dramatically alter a person's posture and structure resolving years of pain, tension, stress and discomfort. The genius of the work rests on the insight that the body is more at ease and functions most effectively and coordinated when its structure is balanced in gravity.
Athletes, families, healthcare workers, business professionals, performing artists and people from all walks of life have benefited from Rolfing. People seek Rolfing as a way to ease pain and chronic stress, and improve performance in their professional and daily activities. Those dissatisfied with other pain, mobility and exercise treatments often consult a Rolfer™ like Elias, whose unique premises and methods are often more effective in sustainably reducing pain and dysfunction when years of other approaches have failed.
Research has demonstrated that Rolfing creates a more efficient use of the muscles, allows the body to conserve energy, and creates more economical and refined patterns of movement. Research also shows that Rolfing significantly reduces chronic stress and changes in the body structure. For example, a study showed that Rolfing significantly reduced the spinal curvature of subjects with lordosis (sway back); it also showed that Rolfing enhances neurological functioning.
How Does Rolfing® Work?
A wide variety of highly skilled, gentle, slow, sometimes subtle, sometimes deep touch is used to bring about changes in the soft connective tissue or fascia in the body. As the fascia responds to this type of touch, the alignment of the whole body improves. In the process of Rolfing, new habits of the neuro-muscular kind are promoted giving the client improved options of movement, posture, breathing, gesture and expression.
Rolfing can be performed as:
a single session for targeted relief as needed by a client.
the first 3 sessions of the Rolfing Ten Series.
the traditional Rolfing Ten Series.
or an extended Rolfing Ten Series with 1 - 5 additional sessions.
The hallmark of Rolfing Structural Integration is a standardized "recipe" known as the Ten-Series, the goal of which is to systematically balance and optimize both the structure (shape) and function (movement) of the entire body over the course of ten, 90 minute Rolfing sessions. The series is broken down into 3 distinct units: Sessions 1 - 3 , 4 - 7 and 8 - 10. Each session is unique and builds on the next progressively freeing restrictions or holdings trapped in a particular region of the body. Sessions are typically spaced 1 - 2 weeks apart but no more than 6 months for the entire Ten Series.
Clients who complete the series work often return for maintenance or tune-up sessions in an effort to maintain balance, quality of movement and keep stress and tension from building up in the system. This can be scheduled as needed by the client or some clients choose to schedule regularly every 2 - 6 weeks.
If you're not sure where to start, you can discuss this with Elias in a phone consultation to see what type of work is appropriate for your goals.
Benefits of Working with Elias
There are benefits for 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
√ life transitions (divorce, retirement, new career)
The potential benefits can vary widely since everyone is different, but many people have experienced:
√ feeling lighter, taller and balanced
√ better posture and improved stability
√ greater energy and vitality
√ reduced pain and discomfort
√ increased range of motion
√ more flexibility and ease of movement
√ increased confidence and self esteem
√ personal growth; expanded awareness
√ feeling open, centered and connected
√ a sense of well being
What Clients Are Saying
"...I'm tremendously grateful for Elias's priceless help and support on my journey."
-Elijah, Google Review, Chicago (Beverly)
"I thought before Rolfing I could not do as many activities due to getting older. Boy was I mistaken! Rolfing is an incredible experience someone can go through..."
-Marianne, Google Review, Chicago (Beverly)
"I'm a dentist...I've told many people- if I knew that Rolfing was all it took to reduce my pain, improve my posture/range of motion/movement, I WOULD HAVE COMMITTED 10 years ago! Elias is an all-star..."
-Lauren, Google Review, Chicago (Logan Square)
What Health Experts Are Saying
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."
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."
James B. Montgomery, M.D.,
"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®."
Meet Your Rolfer® Elias
Elias Limberopoulos began his career in fitness as a personal trainer in 2006 and has been practicing Rolfing in the Chicagoland area since 2017. He utilizes soft tissue manipulation and movement education to resolve chronic stress, posture & alignment imbalances, sports injuries and a variety of painful conditions such as sciatica, disc issues, chronic headaches, TMJ and plantar fasciitis to name a few. The quality of his work lies on his skillful touch allowing clients to live a higher quality of life free of pain, stress and discomfort.
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3020 N. Kimball Ave
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263 N. Convent St. Suite 8
Bourbonnais, IL 60914