Named after its founder, Dr. Ida P. Rolf, Rolfing SI is a form of bodywork that reorganizes the connective tissues, called fascia, that permeate the entire body.

The body is inherently a system of seamless networks of tissues rather than a collection of separate parts. These connective tissues surround, support and penetrate all of the muscles, bones, nerves and organs. This is the stuff that shapes us and gives us both stability and mobility.  Over time, this tissue responds to aging, gravity, stress and injury by contracting.  The fascia thickens, shortens and often gets glued to surrounding structures such as bone and nerves. 

We see the result of this process every day - the familiar shapes of stooped shoulders and tight necks from computer work,  and shortened stiff backs from spending too much time sitting in a chair. This hurts our posture and inhibits our movement causing inefficiency and pain.

Rolfing SI has the ability to dramatically alter a person's posture and structure, potentially resolve discomfort, release tension and alleviate pain. Rolfing SI aims to restore flexibility, revitalize your energy and leave you feeling more comfortable in your body. Rolfing SI works on this web-like complex of connective tissues to release, realign and balance the whole body.


                                                Courtesy of The Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration

Athletes, dancers, children, business professionals, musicians and people from all walks of life have benefited from Rolfing SI. People seek Rolfing SI as a way to ease pain and chronic stress, and improve performance in their professional and daily activities. It's estimated that more than 1 million people have received Rolfing work.

Research has demonstrated that Rolfing SI 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 SI significantly reduces chronic stress and changes in the body structure. For example, one study showed that Rolfing SI significantly reduced the spinal curvature of subjects with lordosis (sway back); it also showed that Rolfing SI enhances neurological functioning.


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What is Rolfing® Structural Integration?

Richard Ennis, MS, Certified Advanced Rolfer

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