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...

Quote The human body is not static; it’s plastic, and that plastic quality enables a person’s body to be realigned into a more optimally functioning and feeling human being. Rolfing accomplishes that realignment. Unquote

                            - Ida P. Rolf

Dr. Rolf Explains Rolfing®... Historical Videos

Dr. Ida RolfHere we present two short clips extracted from older documentaries that give quite thorough explanations of Rolfing by Dr. Ida P. Rolf herself.

It was she who created the technique 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 place the sections of the human body in their optimal alignment. Misalignments in our bodies with the gravitational forces of nature will require more muscle effort and result in compression. Dr. Rolf believed that compression was responsible for most of the chronic pain that we humans suffer from.

In the first video Dr. Rolf is assisted by a young man acting as a model to graphically demonstrate the concepts in Rolfing.

The second film, shown in two parts, was created by the Rolf Guild, a Brazilian organization, their site is at, note though that it is not available in English at this time.  

1. Dr. Rolf talks about structural integration

2. Dr. Rolf enlightens us further

See the new video we just made of Craig speaking about Rolfing!