What Is Rolfing®?
Before venturing into the benefits and learning how Rolfing® can help you, you might first ask, “What is Rolfing®?” Rolfing® or Rolfing® Structural Integration is a medical bodywork treatment that reorganizes the connective tissues (fascia) in our bodies.
Dr. Ida P. Rolf, the founder of Rolfing® SI, believed that the human body is not a collection of separate parts but rather a complex network of seamless tissue that encompasses all of our joints, bones, muscles, and organs.
Through Rolfing®, therapists try to realign and balance the body of the patient, lowering the discomfort and alleviating the pain. With one million-plus patients and practitioners in more than 38 countries, Rolfing® is enjoying a tremendous increase in popularity.
What Are the Benefits of Rolfing®?
The benefits of Rolfing® include improved posture and structure. This is achieved through body manipulation and realignment by using specialized techniques. Practitioners believe that body is at its most efficient and optimal functional level when it is completely balanced.
By resolving discomfort, alleviating pain, and releasing tension in the body, Rolfing® enables the body to conserve energy, improve and optimize movement patterns, reduce inflammation and chronic stress, as well as provide improved athletic performance.
Incorrect posture can lead to several severe complications and conditions that negatively affect your life. Rolfing® has a proven track record of reducing spinal curvature and improving neurological function.
Rolfing® is perfectly safe and non-invasive to the patient, making the experience rather pleasant and relatively pain-free.
Conditions That Rolfing® Treats
By its nature, Rolfing® is not a form of treatment that targets one or few specific conditions but rather approaches the human body as a network of interconnected tissues that can be manipulated and realigned to improve the overall health of the patient.
As such, Rolfing® has shown remarkable results in treating many conditions, and the list of benefits keeps growing. If you are suffering in agony from chronic pain in the extremities of your back and neck, Rolfing® can help you.
Rolfing® Structural Integration shows excellent promise and results in the treatment of cerebral palsy, fibromyalgia, golfer’s elbow, lymphedema, Piriformis Syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, and peripheral neuropathy.
It would be impossible to list all of the medical conditions that Rolfing® treats. If we have not mentioned your situation in one of the previous paragraphs, feel free to contact us, and we will provide you with accurate information on how Rolfing® can help you today.
Who Should Use Rolfing®?
People from all walks of life can benefit from Rolfing®. A few of them include, athletes, office workers, and even children.
Athletes put their bodies through a tremendous amount of stress and pain every day. Rolfing® alleviates pain caused by the wear and tear of athletic performance, minimizes injuries, and improves the efficiency of the body. In a world where every second counts, a more efficient body is a welcome addition.
Business professionals who spend hours upon hours sitting at their desks often develop a bad posture that could lead to serious health complications in the future. Rolfing® can help you improve your posture and reduce the chronic pain resulting from bad posture.
Are you concerned that your children will develop bad habits that can affect their range of movement, posture, and overall fitness? Rolfing® SI is a perfect way to teach the body the optimal movement patterns, maximize efficiency, and help the growth and physical development of the child. It is never too early to think about the future of your child.
Rolfing® Available at Neil King Physical Therapy
Rolfing® Structural Integration is available at Neil King Physical Therapy. We have 10 certified Rolfers™️ who continue to help patients improve their condition. We welcome you to contact a location near you!