There’s an old video from eons ago on youtube regarding Rolfing children.
Did you know NFL players use Rolfing® Structural Integration to get themselves ready for game day? Wayne Henningsgaard is the Rolfer(tm) for several Minnesota Vikings.
From the article “Rolfing brings woman relief from disorder” in The Oklahoman on July 15, 2008:
Muscle spasms and pain have racked an Oklahoma City woman so severely that her friends have described her body as a human pretzel. After 14 years of searching, she’s finding promise in a relatively unknown muscle treatment.
I’ll ruin the surprise and tell you that the treatment is Rolfing® Structural Integration. Read the rest of the article for more of this woman’s story.
A friend once asked me, “What is Rolfing anyway?”
“That’s actually really simple,” I said. “But to answer your question, I have to ask you a question. How important to you are your health, your sense of happiness, your sense of presence, and your sense of self-confidence?”
“Those are all important,” replied my friend. “Why?
“Well, how about your ability to concentrate and your sense of direction in life?”
“Yeah, those are important to me. So what?” [Read more…]
People often wonder how structural integrators can claim to elicit emotional change. Structural integrators claim that a sense of well-being can result, that sometimes our work is more effective at getting through emotional blocks than talk-therapy, etc. etc. We make pretty bold claims for some people to believe, so let’s look at the science behind such claims, shall we? [Read more…]
Markus Roßmann aus Bayern hat eine schöne Erklärung über die Philosophie und Ziele des Rolfings gefasst:
Ein Freund fragte mich einmal: „ Was ist eigentlich Rolfing“?
„Das ist eigentlich ganz einfach“, sagte ich. „Aber dafür muss ich Dir eine Gegenfrage stellen. Wie wichtig sind Dir Gesundheit, Lebensfreude, Ausstrahlung und Selbstsicherheit“? „Das alles ist mir natürlich sehr wichtig“, antwortete mein Freund, „aber warum fragst Du das“, erwiderte er…
Um den Rest zu lesen, bitte besuchen Sie sein Blog bzw. Was ist Rolfing? – Gespräche Teil I
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“I’ve progressed in my poses over the past six months, no doubt,…but whether that’s down to the rolfing I can’t say.
It has had an impact off the mat though. I have greater length – I look longer and leaner in the mirror. Also I feel that I’ve gained an inch or so of height next to colleagues and acquaintances – It’s maybe not so much that I’ve actually added height…but more a matter of standing straighter and therefore getting my full height. In the past, I’d occasionally become conscious of my slouching stance and would force my head up…but it felt unnatural. Now standing tall actually feels right and natural. I also walk differently – [Read more…]
Here’s a testimonial from a yogini, a blogger going by the moniker donutszenmom.
From her post “Rolfing works:”
The verdict is in, after this morning’s practice: Rolfing works. I first noticed something when I got to Prasarita Padottanasana B. I usually sail through A, because I can pull with my hands to get my head on the floor. But B and C pose more of a challenge. What I noticed today was 1) my head was on the floor, no problem, in all Prasaritas, and 2) I was strangely, and just slightly, off-balance. As if my shoulder/neck area was “too light.” It took me a few moments to figure it out, but I realized that usually there is a ball of tension in my upper back, between my shoulders, and it kind of makes this tangled ball of tension that “sticks” my shoulders, upper back, and neck all together. And all of that was missing. It was like I was empty inside, and lighter. And it affected my balance ever so slightly… [Read more…]