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Rolfing Structural Integration® in Aberdeen

Rolfing is a comprehensive system of hands-on, connective tissue manipulation and movement education which releases stress patterns in the human form. The term "Rolfing" is derived from its originator Dr. Ida Rolf Ph.D. The goal of Rolfing, both in its manipulation and movement aspects, is that the client can move and function with greater freedom, and effortlessly maintain a more upright posture.

I try to look at the body as a whole and see where function is impeded by misalignment or lack of organization in gravity. Work is slow and can be deep. Rolfing had a reputation of being painful in the 70's and 80's but has evolved to listen more to the body and gently unwind patterns of strain. Unlike massage, rolfing calls for some movement from the client so the treatment is more of a journey rather than a passive hour on a treatment table.

Rolfing results in a feeling of fitness and wholeness. People who have had the rolfing 10 series stand with more stability and less strain, breathe deeper and more easily, move with more fluidity and grace and develop a wider range of self-expression.

The basic sequence of Rolfing consists of ten sessions through which a new structural order and a more efficient movement pattern are developed. The connective tissue network, or fascial net, unites the body in a set of relationships that are characteristic of a particular individual. Rolfing practitioners work with the human structure through this fascial net, in such a way that the different parts move and fit together in an improved relationship to each other in the gravitational field.

Rolfing Structural Integration is named after Dr. Ida P. Rolf. She began her inquiry more than fifty years ago, devoting her energy to creating a holistic system of soft tissue manipulation and movement education that organized the whole body in gravity; she eventually named this system Structural Integration. She discovered that she could achieve remarkable changes in posture and structure by manipulating the body's myofascial system.

"Rolfing" is the nickname that many clients and practitioners gave this work, and is now a registered service mark in 27 countries. Rolfing structural integration has an unequaled and unprecedented ability to dramatically alter a person's posture and structure. Professional athletes, dancers, children, business people, and people from all walks of life have benefited from Rolfing. People seek Rolfing 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 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 significantly reduces chronic stress and changes in the body structure. For example, a study showed that Rolfing significantly reduced the spinal curvature of subjects with lordosis (sway back); it also showed that Rolfing enhances neurological functioning. For more information please visit

Of all the forces affecting the human body, gravity is among the most powerful. Body misalignment in gravity results in chronic strain, lowered vitality and impaired biological and psychological functioning. Dr. Rolf said, “We want to get a person out of the place where gravity is their enemy. We want to get them into the place where gravity reinforces them and is a friend, a nourishing force." People of all ages come for Rolfing to help with neck pain, back problems, impaired mobility and other difficulties which result from chronic tension patterns. Others seek to improve their appearance, increase athletic or artistic performance, or to further personal growth towards a fuller realization of their potential.

Appointments available daily in Aberdeen . Please contact Pauline for more details.

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