Rolfing® is a form of bodywork that aims to reorganize the myofascial system, called fascia, that permeate the entire body by manipulating soft tissue and movement education. This bodywork therapy affects body posture and structure by manipulating the fascia.
Rolfing is based on a theory that the human body is a seamless network of tissues instead of being made up of several parts. It was founded Ida P. Rolf and works through all of the layers of the body to help ease strain patterns and reorganize the connective tissues and realign the body.
Both Rolfing and massage therapy involve soft tissue manipulation but their purposes are different. The main goal of massage is to promote relaxation and release tension. Meanwhile, Rolfing aims for a longer and overall improvement in the body’s alignment and functioning.
Rolfing has the ability to significantly change a person’s body posture and structure. It can potentially alleviate pain, release tension, and resolve discomfort. It also aims to restore flexibility, revitalize energy, and leave a person to become more comfortable in their body.
People of all ages, athletes, dancers can receive the benefits of Rolfing. It is often sought by people as a way to reduce pain and chronic stress and improve their performance in either professional or daily activities.
It also has been demonstrated that Rolfing can create a more efficient use of the muscles, allows the body to conserve energy, and create a more economical and refined patterns of movement.