Rolfing In The News
21 August 2017 By Sophie Goddard
Rolfing: The technique that may help treat injuries, pain, bad posture or muscle tension
Every now and then a treatment comes around that gets everybody talking - and right now, it's Rolfing. If you haven't yet heard of it, Rolfing (that's Rolfing Structural Integration) is a technique that involves the manipulation of the fascia (connective tissue around your muscles) to create proper alignment and balance in the body.
Named after its creator, Dr. Ida Rolf, 'Rolfers' (people who've undergone 'certified' training) say the technique helps treat injuries, pain, bad posture or muscle tension caused by dodgy alignment or imbalances. Their reasoning is that imbalances in the body can go on to cause serious problems later down the line, so they aim to release tight tissue to allow free, natural movement.
The treatment has steadily been rising in popularity with athletes and dancers who use it to break up scar tissue and help fix injuries, but office workers are increasingly booking in for RSI and back pain, too.
"I felt like the tin man who'd just been oiled!"
Charlotte Fraser, 44, shares her experience
Massage Magazine featured an article entitled, “Rolfing® Structural Integration” in its July issue. The article was written by Certified Advanced Rolfer and Advanced Faculty, Jeffrey Maitland, Ph.D and also featured quotes by Certified Rolfers, Soken Graf and Rihab Yaqub.
October 15, 2010
The Today Show closed the show with a brief demonstration of Rolfing Structural Integration featuring
Certified Advanced Rolfers, Rey Allen and Jan Sultan.
December 6, 2010
NPR presented a feature about Rolfing Structural Integration on “Morning Edition”.