What is happening? Continued
Old or sub-clinical (not medically observable) infections can die off. These very low-grade infections can be bacterial, viral or fungal. A lingering infection may finally leave, as the soft tissue of the body increases it circulation and vitality. As the infection dies off, much like with a common flu, there can be uncomfortable side effects such as: fever, body aches, chill, nausea and more.
Many years ago, I came across an article which discussed how these old infections are stored in the soft tissue like a computer virus waiting to infect a computer. Getting Rolfed can be similar to running an anti-virus program. Occasionally, when these infections are taken out, they let us know they were there.
It deserves mentioning that Rolfing breaks up old scar tissue. Scar tissue occurs when the body’s fascia becomes stressed either from one specific trauma or from what I call “serial micro traumas” from physical and/or emotional stress. Not only can this scar tissue cause many of your symptoms, it also restricts your organs ability to function at an optimal level. The best example of the impact of fascial scar tissue restriction occurs in clients who have had colonics (professional enemas) and could not get a thorough purge. Then, after we would release their abdomen, their next colonic would amaze the colonic therapist in what was coming out.
Over the years, I had a cadre of other professions such as holistic medical doctors send me clients with the intent of breaking up systemic scar tissue so their treatment could work. I had one medical homeopathic physician in Phoenix who regularly sent me his patients who wouldn’t respond. Usually, after a few Rolfing treatments, I sent them back to Bruce. Once the client’s body would relax, it was like they went from being a brick to a sponge, able to absorb the homeopathic and herbal treatments of the other professionals. These clients’ release frequently followed a healing crisis.