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, a Certified Rolfer™ with over 22 years of experience,
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 new video we just 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 Site 51:42
Dave Philp interviewed Craig for Jimmy Scott's High & Tight baseball site recently. Everyone had a great time and you're just about to. To quote from the site...
[...] 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. [...]
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...