The Benefits

Rolfing can bring relief of chronic stress, tension and pain, including headaches, neck and shoulder pain, back pain and joint restrictions, hip, knee and ankle problems, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, TMJ, plantarfascitis, tendonitis, tennis elbow and frozen shoulder

You'll enjoy better posture and flexibility with improved coordination and balance. Athletes can realize improved performance; and everyone will experience enhancements to and shortened recovery time from injuries and trauma. Psychological and emotional growth will result from the released burdens, fomenting greater body awareness and all that brings with it. More...

QuoteThis is the gospel of Rolfing: When the body gets working appropriately, the force of gravity can flow through. Then, spontaneously, the body heals itself. Unquote

— Ida P. Rolf

Align it!Rolfing®? What’s that?

Rolfing, or Structural Integration, was created by Dr. Ida Rolf in the 20s and 30s. Dr. Rolf called it structural integration (later to be named Rolfing) because it basically describes the essence of the work. Structural integration simply means to have these sections of the human body: head, neck, shoulders, rib cage, pelvis, knees, ankles and feet, in their optimal alignment. Any misalignments in our bodies with the gravitational forces of nature will require more muscle effort and result in compression. Dr. Rolf also believed that compression was responsible for most of the chronic pain that we humans suffer from. Learn more...

Should I be Rolfed?

Well, maybe so... if you're in a high stress or physically demanding job... or if you suffer from tension or injury-related aches and pains. People who regard physical
harmony as important to good health as well as those who believe they are living and working below their inherent capabilities may find Rolfing a revelation. If you are involved in physical activities such as sports, dance, yoga or playing guitar in a rock band, Rolfing will help you to achieve more... and of course any one who feels that a balanced, responsive body is a requirement for maximum achievement in the development of human potential. Learn more...

Craig Swan on Rolfing

Craig Swan, Certified RolferOur Founder, Craig Swan, a Certified Rolfer™ with over 22 years of experience, now enjoying retirement, is perhaps best known for his career in professional sports. Mr. Swan achieved world-wide fame as an ace pitcher for the NY Mets in the late 70s and early 80s.

Sidelined midway through with a rotator cuff injury, Swan made history by becoming the first player to ever return to active play from such an injury. Unfortunately more injuries followed later on, which finally forced retirement for Craig; so he decided that with all the medical knowledge he had gleaned from all the care and procedures, he could help many people who had experienced events as he had. Amongst all the various treatments Swan had received, none was more effective at relieving not only his pain but awakening his consciousness with confidence than Rolfing. And thus a new career was born. Learn more...

» See the video we made of Craig demonstrating and explaining Rolfing with the Mets Weekly gang!

Rolfing in the Media

If you’re a fan of Oprah Winfrey’s TV show, you may have seen the spot she did on April 26th, 2008 with Dr. Oz which featured Rolfing. Why was Rolfing on Oprah? A viewer had posed a question about why the effects of massage therapy do not last for more than 24 hours on tension spots like the shoulders and neck, leading Dr. Oz, Oprah and Jonathan Martine, Certified Advanced Rolfer™ to discuss the long lasting benefits of Rolfing bodywork. See Rolfing on Oprah’s website.

The Craig Swan Interview at Jimmy Scott’s High & Tight Podcast — 51:42

Dave Philp interviewed Craig for Jimmy Scott’s High & Tight baseball podcast recently. Everyone had a great time and you’re just about to. To quote from the site...

Quote from Jimmy Scott’s High and Tight [...] He’s helped thousands of patients get through pain and fatigue and live better lives.

Craig Swan: Making Lives Better, One Day At A Time.

If that’s all Craig had ever done, then that would have been a great byline for his practice. He’s done more than Rolfing, however, and you know it. Craig pitched. And what a pitcher he was. [...]  Unquote

This is a wonderful interview that mixes great music, baseball and Rolfing in a way that we just know you’re going to enjoy. Laugh and learn with Craig Swan...