Sydney Rolfing Centre

89 Carrington rd
Queens Park NSW 2022

Servicing area: Clovelly, New South Wales

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Rolfing is a hands on process of realigning the body in gravity. Feeling high or low, balanced or not, can depend on how we are relating to our environment and to gravity.

Sydney Rolfing Centre

Welcome to
Sydney Rolfing Centre

With Guy Dhyaana Turnbull - Advanced Certified Rolfer.


About Dhyaana

Dhyaana Turnbull has been a bodyworker for more than twenty five years. After studying Physiotherapy in the early 70's, he graduated from the Boulder School of Massage Therapy in the U.S. in 1985. He has been a Certified Rolfer since 1989 and recently gained his Advanced Certification. He has taught Massage, Anatomy and Physiology both here and in the U.S.

Extensive studies in Physiotherapy & Massage in the 70s & 80s led Dhyaana to the Rolf Institute in 1987. Graduating in 1989, he brings a wealth of experience & care to his work.

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Rolfing

Whats Rolfing?

Rolfing is a hands on process of realigning the body in gravity. Feeling high or low, balanced or not, can depend on how we are relating to our environment and to gravity.

Rolfing intends to free up old holding patterns in the tissue and in our selves, promoting balance, grace, freedom of movement, grounding, centredness. A core feeling of who and how we are.

Rolfing is as concerned with how people use their bodies as with their structural organisation to gravity. This philosophy reflects the commitment of Rolfing to view the human system as a whole.

How does Rolfing work?

By freeing up the fascia, or connective tissue, the body begins to regain it's natural movement, balance and harmony. Connective tissue is the stuff that holds us together. It binds muscles to bones, as tendons, bones to bones as ligaments. It forms the surface layers of organs and is wrapped around and invested through all the organs, tissues and muscles of the body.

Connective tissue also manages the strain we put through the body. As that strain is unbalanced, so the tissue thickens and shortens, bracing the body to handle the effects of overuse and trauma.

Rolfing works with the connective tissue to release those holding patterns, be it an old injury site, an often repeated strain as in RSI, or an emotional holding pattern like "the weight of the world on the shoulders". By separating muscles that have become glued together, restoring natural joint range, and reeducating movement, the body comes back towards alignment in gravity.

If you would like further information about Rolfing or to book an appointment, please call Dhyaana on Sydney 0458 644000.

Who can benefit from Rolfing?

Almost anyone, and at any age, can discover the benefits of Rolling.

Athletes, dancers, musicians, people from all walks of life come to Rolfing to find relief from pain and limitation and to improve their daily function and awareness.

Chronic pain sufferers, or those people in physically or emotionally demanding situations often find a new and more effective way of relating, moving and being in their environment.

Do you feel down, or up? Heavy; or light? High, or low? This is the language of our relationship to gravity. Rolling aims for ease in that relationship. Our physical body can actually lift when at ease in gravity.

Scientific findings

    • A change to a more intuitive, holistic, receptive way of processing information and responding
    • Increased right brain activity and expanded awareness
    • Greater movement efficiency; feelings of wellbeing and less fatigue
    • Improved neuromuscular organization
    • Significant lowering in anxiety state, due to released emotions linked to pain patterns in the body
    • Resolution of chronic pain patterns

Clients comments after experiencing Rolfing

    • An ongoing sense of being lifted, my arms and legs hanging from my middle
    • So much more understanding and sensitivity for my body, and my self
    • I feel like my old self, only different, a new me
    • A sense of strength, solid and grounded
    • More living in my whole body, not just my head
    • Back into running, this time smooth and pain free
    • I can look over my shoulder for the first time in years
    • No more back pain, Aikido is possible again
    • Ive forgotten what it felt like to be limping
    • Ive been untwisted

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Qualification details

NSW College of Physiotherapy 1972-74
Boulder School of Massage Therapy Colorado 1984-85
Rolf Institute Boulder Colorado 1988-89

Service categories

Sydney Rolfing Centre