Massage that focuses on increasing circulation, relaxation, and bringing blood flow and oxygen to the muscle tissue. Pressure is a lighter, circulatory touch that is focused on bringing the body to a restful, peaceful state. In Rolf Movement Integration, the Rolfer helps clients become aware of their inhibiting movement patterns and teaches them how to change them. In Rolfing structural integration, the Rolfer releases these patterns through manipulation as they manifest in the client's structure.
A Path to Healing: Specializing in Therapeutic and Structural Bodywork Dr. Rolf recognized that the body is inherently a system of seamless networks of tissues rather than a collection of separate parts. These connective tissues surround, support and penetrate all of the muscles, bones, nerves and organs.
Massage that is a deeper pressure and focused on relieving specific ailments (ie: headaches, chronic pain, stiffness/tightness, decreased range of motion). Postural analysis may be done to determine misalignments in the body's structure and techniques like trigger point, stretching, and myofascial release are used to release muscular adhesions, create more movement, and reduce pain in the body. Essentially, the Rolfing process enables the body to regain the natural integrity of its form, thus enhancing postural efficiency and your freedom of movement.