Movement Sessions

Rolfing structural integration evaluates the structure of the body’s alignment, and how that alignment affects the movement of that structure. Improving movement is specifically addressed in Rolfing Movement sessions. These sessions can be much more subtle than the structural sessions. They can be completed independent of or as part of a structural Ten Series. Movement sessions help clients learn how to access their bodies more efficiently. With increased awareness, clients are better able to perceive when they begin to fall back into old problematic patterns and to take steps to break the pattern. This ability to self-correct allows clients to extend the impact of the structural work. There are three separate movement sessions to build on themes of the structural work.

It is important to note that specific areas of focus listed in the individual session descriptions may vary depending on the patterns of the individual client.

Movement Session One

The main theme of the first movement session is to increase the client’s awareness of breath. Rhythm, depth, and areas of movement during a breath cycle are explored during this session. Clients focus on the areas of the chest and abdomen that move during a breath cycle, and how full those breaths are. Clients often report that they are capable of taking fuller breaths after a session, and that they were unaware of the restrictions in their breathing.

Movement Session Two

This session addresses the client’s core. Movement work centers on providing the client with a better sense of support and connection from their feet through their hips. Clients are encouraged to walk during this session to explore the differences they can perceive. Many times clients report an increased awareness of the effect of gravity on them.

Movement Session Three

The main theme of this session is support and connection of the functionality that has been improved in the previous sessions. Often clients need assistance in integrating the changes they have experienced into new movements. This focus on integration reinforces the clients’ own perceptions of what their bodies feel like in motion. Clients typically notice greater ease of movement with these changes