ore information about Rolfing is available at the website for The Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration, www.rolf.org and research on Rolfing and fascia. An old friend and colleague, Robert Schleip, Ph.D. along with Rolfer and physiatrist, Thomas Findley, MD PhD initiated the first international conference on fascia at Harvard in 2007. Their organization’s – Fascia Research Congress has an excellent description of fascia. Additionally, Science Magazine published a clear description of the conference and fascia. They include a great picture of fascia that gives you the sense of how it is a web.
An old colleague of mine, Andrew Weil, MD, does what he does best – describe holistic health in understandable terms when he writes about Four Reasons to Try Rolfing. Several Rolfers created a searchable archive of articles on Rolfing with The Ida P. Rolf Library. As yoga continues to grow, more yoga students and teachers are discovering how Rolfing aids their yoga. Check out this Yoga Journal article for more information. Paralleling the growth of yoga are spas. Healing Lifestyles and Spas published an article on Rolfing.
One of the powerful effects of Rolfing is how it removes chronic stress from the body. Once gone, clients learn how to not recreate the stress, thereby sustaining their changes from Rolfing. Altering these old habits is possible with practice. Owen encourages his clients to use the resources of StressedOut.org, a blog he produces on reduction stress.
Media articles on the subject of Rolfing:
Oprah Winfrey’s Show had a section on Rolfing. Oprah’s interest in holistic health and discovering what works, not necessarily what is traditionally accepted, drove her to explore Rolfing. Rolfing’s recognition for being a state of the art therapy continues to grow; Oprah’s support is only another indication of it. Thank you Oprah for supporting Rolfing!
To learn about Rolfing’s ability to dissolve cellulite, watch this video of Marcus on Good Morning Spokane
Watson, Kevin. “Rolfer turns gravity into ally.” Sandpoint Magazine, Summer 2005.
Hagadone, Zack. “Rolfing Stacks Your Blocks, p. 13.” Sandpoint Reader, June 23, 2005.
Masson, Jon. “Giants turn to Rolfing for relief of pain.” The Phoenix Gazette, March 31, 1989.
Benford, Stephanie. “He Runs Big.” Fitness Plus, November 1993.
Bortniak, Joe. “Late bloomer enjoys shaping up.” Fitness Plus, December 1991.
Martin, Iva Lee. “His Lifestyle Keeps Him Busy.” Fitness Plus, September 1993.
Recommended Books on Rolfing and related subjects:
Thomas, Brooke. Why Fascia Matters – this ebook (free at time of posting) written by my colleague and friend Brooke is an excellent introduction into the tissue Rolfers work on to get the changes we get.
Fahey, Brian W. The Power of Balance: A Rolfing View of Health
Feldenkrais, Moshe. Awareness through Movement: Health Exercises for Personal Growth
Juhan, Deanne. Job’s Body
Kabat-Zinn, Jon. Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness
Kurtz, Ron. Body-Centered Psychotherapy: The Hakomi Method: The Integrated Use of Mindfulness, Nonviolence and the Body
Levine, Peter A., Frederick, Ann. Waking the Tiger : Healing Trauma : The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences
Oschman, J.L. Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basis of Bioenergy Therapies
Rolf, Ida, P. Rolfing: The Integration of Human Structures
Rolf, Ida. Ida Rolf Talks About Rolfing and Physical Reality
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Creating Evolutionary Change
219 Cedar Street
Sandpoint, ID 83864
E-mail: marcus [at] align.org (replace “[at]” with @ and remove the spaces).
Owen’s office is located in the center of downtown Sandpoint on the south side (left side as you travel westward) of Cedar Street above the UPS Store and across the street from the Pend d’Oreille Winery. There is usually curbside parking in front of his office.
Please note: A 24-hour notice is required when cancelling an appointment in order to avoid the cancellation fee. I know things happen, and I will do my best to accommodate your needs if you need to change an appointment time. Please provide me with a day’s notice.