What is Rolfing® Structural Integration?
Named after it's founder, Dr. Ida P. Rolf, Rolfing® Structural Integration is a system of hands on manual therapy which reorganizes the connective tissues, called fascia, which surround and permeate the entire body.
Rolfing SI has the ability to dramatically alter a person's posture and structure. 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 SI aims to restore flexibility, revitalize your energy and leave you feeling more comfortable in your body.
How does Rolfing® work?
An initial series of Rolfing SI usually consists of 10-13 sessions called the Ten Series, the goal of which is to systematically balance and optimize the structure (shape) and function (movement) of the entire body. Each session lasts 90 minutes and is generally spaced 1-2 weeks apart. and no more than 6 months to complete the entire Ten Series.
Under your Rolfer's skillful eye through structural analysis and touch using their hands, each session focuses on freeing restrictions or holdings trapped in a particular region of the body. To correct internal misalignments, a Rolfer uses mild, direct pressure to melt or release facial holdings and allow the body to find health through the re-establishment of balance. As Rolfing SI progressively reduces structural restrictions, your body becomes aligned and you move naturally with freedom and improved coordination.
Who should consider Rolfing®?
Families, seniors, business professionals, runners, golfers, athletes, dancers, musicians, fitness instructors, pilates enthusiasts, yogi's and people from all walks of life have benefited from Rolfing. Those who have a history of injury or trauma and notice that the effects of their often minor injuries are beginning to interfere with their everyday lives should consider Rolfing. In many cases these individuals have tried traditional medical treatments or exercise to reduce or counteract the long-term effects of old injuries with varying degrees of success. This group might include former and current athletes, performers or those engaged in physically demanding jobs, those who suffer from a musculoskeletal condition, and those who choose not to accept the notion that the quality of their lives must suffer simply because they are aging.
Even if someone has not experienced injury and/or trauma, Rolfing SI may offer benefits to enhance overall body conditioning, functionality and posture correction. Whether you are athletic, perform tasks with repetitive-motion in daily activity, or are just looking to feel more "at home" in your body, Rolfing has a strong reputation providing comprehensive, lasting results.
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10655 S. Hale Ave.
Chicago, IL (Beverly) 60643
Garrett Hypnosis & Wellness Center
3020 N. Kimball Ave
Chicago, IL (Logan Square) 60618
Appointments are made by phone at 773-627-2698.