More benefits of Rolfing

For people who are active, those who would like to become more active, those who suffer from chronic, nagging pain, or those who are recovering from injuries, Rolfing is a therapy that may help. Rolfing has been described as combining attributes of chiropractic, physical therapy and massage therapy.

Rolfing improves function in the body by enhancing structural balance, increasing range of motion through the joints, and facilitating change throughout the body.

A Certified Rolfer approaches the body in a similar way to a chiropractor, by looking at how the body is aligned with gravity and how that might be improved. Many clients report that they feel taller after completing a Rolfing series. Rolfing also incorporates many aspects of physical therapy, by improving areas of the body that have lost movement, flexibility or function due to injury, age or repetitive stress.

Clients often report that they have more energy and can move with greater ease after a session. Rolfing approaches its goals by manipulation of soft tissue in the body, but instead of focusing on muscles as massage therapy does, Rolfing focuses on the connective tissue that surrounds and supports all the tissues of the body. One of the most common responses from clients is that they never knew certain areas of their bodies were tight and restricted until after they were released during a session.

Rolfing is sometimes described incorrectly as an uncomfortable form of deep tissue massage. The Rolfing approach, like medical and surgical advancements, has come a long way in the last forty years. The work can be intense at times, however Matt has been trained in latest techniques so he is able to stay within a client’s comfort zone and still achieve the desired change in the tissue. While Rolfing may appear to be a deep tissue massage; it addresses a different type of tissue in a different manner. Many clients report the effects of Rolfing lasting significantly longer than massage therapy.