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Welcome to the Rolfing® and Myofascial Release practice of Elias Limberopoulos located in Chicago, 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 and Myofascial Release are two of the most amazing, highly effective forms of manual therapy, but very few people understand what they're all about. This information is here to give you a better understanding of how working with Elias can help you.
Welcome to the Rolfing® & Myofascial Release Practice of Elias Limberopoulos in the Chicagoland Area
What is Rolfing ® Structural Integration?
Rolfing® Structural Integration is the practice of using manual therapy and movement education to reorganize the connective tissues of the whole body. 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/range-of-motion and much more.
How Can Rolfing ® Help You?
Rolfing has the ability to dramatically alter a person's posture and structure. By addressing the connective tissues which surround and permeate the entire body, Rolfing may resolve underlying problems which still reoccur after years of bone adjustments, corrective exercises, massage, stretching, and foam rolling. Rolfing is safe, drug-free, non-invasive and consistently effective in providing pain-relief, aligning the body, and improving range of motion. Rolfing is customized to your particular goals and needs which focuses on finding causes rather than treating symptoms.
What is Myofascial Release?
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue restrictions to help eliminate pain, restore mobility and range-of-motion to different parts of the body.
What is the difference between Myofascial Release and Rolfing?
Myofascial Rlease is a "technique" to manipulate the soft connective tissue of the body. In Elias' practice, a client would schedule a Myofascial Release session if they are looking to relieve one or two areas of concern in their body whether they're dealing with pain, lack of mobility or range of motion. This is more of a targeted approach to help a client with minor aches, pains and discomfort so they can feel more comfortable in their body. Whether you need a tune up before or after an athletic event, you're leaving for a trip or you just feel tightness and discomfort, a 60 or 90 minute Myofascial Release session would be a great option.
On the other hand, Rolfing is a system of manual therapy which uses a variety of techniques to manipulate fascia in order to align and balance the whole body. Traditionally, Rolfing is performed over a series of sessions, known as the Ten Series. Each session focuses on freeing restrictions or holdings trapped in a particular region of the body allowing clients to feel more free, natural, comfortable and at ease with themselves. Clients would schedule a Rolfing Session if they are committed to a process which can help to improve posture and help relieve chronic patterns of stress, strain, pain and discomfort.
A client can go through the first three sessions of the Ten Series, the Ten Series or an extended Ten Series with several additional sessions. Each session is 90 minutes. It is typically spaced 1 -2 weeks apart with no more than 6 months to complete the entire Ten Series. This has been quite a transformational process for many!
The option you choose depends on what your goals are. If you're unsure which option is best for you, you can Schedule a Consultation with Elias and come up with a customized plan for your care.
Benefits of Working with Elias
There are benefits for people of all ages with varying conditions, and can assist with:
relief of musculoskeletal conditions
recovery from surgery/injury
post rehab recovery
post natal recovery
overall physical/spiritual health
The potential benefits can 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 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
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.
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®.
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.
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