How is Rolfing different than massage?
Rolfing and massage differ in their approaches and philosophies. The goals of Rolfing are more specific to making lasting postural changes by addressing deeply ingrained patterns held in the body.
How many sessions do I need?
Typically, Rolfing is set up as a series of ten sessions, a week or two apart. However, this can be adapted depending on the goals of the client.
What happens during a session?
At the beginning of each session there is a brief postural analysis where the client is asked to walk around, do knee bends and some other movements in order to create a strategy for the session. Once I have assessed the clients needs, I’ll spend the rest of the session on the theraputic process.
Is Rolfing painful?
Rolfing has a reputation of being painful because it works on deep layers, but to me, Rolfing is about making suggestions to the body rather than forcing it to do something it might not be ready for. If a client is experiencing any pain during a session, I use that as an indication to slow down and work carefully with the client to find a way to address the underlying problem without causing pain.
What should I wear?
Wear something that you don’t mind being seen in. For example: a two piece bathing suit, sports bra and shorts or regular bra and underwear. Nudity is not an option. Unlike massage you won’t be draped and will be asked to get up and walk around occasionally in order to see and feel changes being made.
How long are the sessions and how much do they cost?
A session lasts about an hour and a quarter and costs $110.