A June 9, 1997 article in the health section of the Post-Bulletin in Rochester, MN featured the success of Rolfing as part of a wellness program at Starkey Laboratories, a private company that manufactures hearing aids. Most poignant is the story of a woman who managed to avoid surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome by undergoing a few sessions of Rolfing. [Read more…]
It seems researchers discovered that subcutaneous fat might be a good thing. “Even more surprising, it wasn’t that abdominal fat was exerting negative effects, but that subcutaneous fat was producing a good effect, ” Professor Ronald Khan.
As a Rolfer, I am in the process on conducting a pilot study on reducing cellulite for women. I do believe there are multiple causes of cellulite that can be affected through Rolfing and other holistic treatments. I also believe that as a culture we have become obsessed with having the perfect body. Being healthy produces a attractive body that is sustainable . The secret to Rolfingâ€™s affect on reducing cellulite is it reduces the stress of the body while increasing the tissueâ€™s circulation.
You might not be able to share your cellulite with me, but you can reduce your visceral (abdominal) fat and cellulite (subcutaneous) fat to be and look healthy.
I have always been skeptical by nature. I think skepticism is healthy, and that’one of the reasons I created this site is to help people skeptical about structural integration get better answers to their questions. When I first heard about Rolfing® Structural Integration, I liked what I heard about the goals, but I couldn’t believe the expense. The price tag set alarm bells off in my head, especially with all the unsubstantiated and unprovable claims I was reading all over the internet. It sounded like extremely expensive voodoo. [Read more…]
In this interview with Dr. Ginger Campbell, M.D. of the Books and Ideas blog, Germany’s first Certified Rolfer, Dr. Robert Schleip, PhD discusses the role of science in the world of complementary medicine. Topics include a German study on the efficacy of acupuncture, the dynamics of fascia in injury and healing, and the ways in which his scientific research has changed his understanding of Rolfing and other complementary therapies.
Update: The study Dr. Schleip references can be read in its entirety here. The German Acupuncture Trials pitted standard medical protocol, real acupuncture, and fake acupuncture against each other in the treatment of low-back pain. Standard medical protocol scored about a 27.4% success rate. Real acupuncture scored 47.6%. Fake acupuncture?
Leon Fleisher is a world-renowned pianist and conductor whose career hit an abrupt and stunning roadblock when his right hand stopped working. He sought out help with the symptoms of repetitive strain injury and carpal tunnel syndrome to little avail. But, with the help of Rolfing, he was able to revive his career and perform two-handed after a decades’ long struggle.
Read more about his story at the Internet Cello Society: Carnegie Hall Pianist Leon Fleisher Healed at Zoh’s Ruscombe Mansion
Rolfing is a holistic therapy that realigns and reeducates the entire body to allow for more efficient patterns of movement and less strain on the body in daily life.
The short answer is no.
The long answer is that it can involve intense sensations, but today’s Rolfers never want that intensity to turn into grimaces and protective tightening in clients. Such physical responses are viewed as counterproductive to bringing about lasting change. [Read more…]