FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions On Rolfing
How often should I be Rolfed?
What will I feel in between Rolfing sessions?
Why is the Rolfing process ten sessions?
How long do the effects of Rolfing last?
What do I wear during a Rolfing session?
Is Rolfing painful?
How is Rolfing different than Chiropractic?
If my pain is in my lower back, why do I need other areas of my body worked on?
Dr. Rolf suggested that the her process should be completed within a 5 month period to get the most beneficial effect. Over my 22 year practice, I find that clients can go through the process as quickly as 2 sessions a week or as slowly as one session every two weeks.
Clients often report less pain, an ease in movement, greater joint mobility and improved body awareness. back to the top
The Rolfing series of 10 sessions is unique in that each session blends with the next to reorganize our human structure into a less competitive existence with the field of gravity. During the 10 session series, clients also learn how to use their muscle system in a more efficient way to reduce stress on their structure. back to the top
Rolfing lasts as long as you let it. Rolfers release chronically tight and short areas of the body and give movement cues on how to keep length in those areas. If the client stays aware and incorporates these movement cues into their daily lives, the effects can last indefinitely. back to the top
Clients are requested to wear loose clothes. A sleeveless t-shirt with gym shorts is the best; sports bras or lycra material are not advised, as they're too tight and get in the way. back to the top
Most of the time clients describe Rolfing as a good pain. Where Rolfing really gets it's reputation for being painful is when we are working in areas of the body where clients need the most work. Those areas are where the fascia has thickened and become chronically short. back to the top
Chiropractors tend to focus their adjustments on the skeletal system itself. Rolfers believe that the stresses and shortness of the myo-fascial systems (muscles, tendons, ligaments) take the skeletal system out of alignment. back to the top
The source of the problem is rarely in the same area as where the pain is felt. Many times lower back pain is due to tightness in the hips or legs. back to the top
For even more, you can read and view:
See the new video we just made of Craig speaking about Rolfing!
The FAQ page at the The Rolf Institute of Structural Integration, where Rolfing began.