Client’s Testimonials:

I send people to get Rolfing sessions that have had chronic problems that have not been helped by anything else. People with shoulder problems, with scar tissue after injury, low back problems, cervical spine, shoulder and elbow problems. I think Rolfing is something that should be entertained by any of these people.

JAMES MONTGOMERY, MD, Olympic Physician & Dallas Orthopedist

There is one major reason to take Rolfing seriously: it works. Not only can it dramatically change people’s bodies, it can transform their lives as well. Rolfing is powerful stuff.

LARRY DOSSEY, MD, best-selling author & executive editor of Explore

One key reason I refer is that Rolfing offers relief to patients who think their left over pain is due to failed surgery. They may be so tightly bound after the surgery from the scarred tissue that their soft tissue needs to be released. Rolfing can help greatly with this.

RONALD TARRELL, DO, neurologist

Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, a board-certified Internist and head of a fibromyalgia research clinic in Annapolis, MD, says “Rolfing is a very powerful tool, and a very important tool for me to have for my patients. People who have suffered from chronic pain for 20 years will be amazed at how their pain goes away.”

“I send my patients to Chris for Structural Integration sessions as it is a whole body approach rather than  treating symptoms”.

Dr. Blumberg GP, Auckland N.Z

“Having lived with back chronic pain for a long time I had tried lots of therapies. Then I found Chris. Only after a few sessions of Structural Integration, I had more flexibility and range of motion and I could move easier.  I now live without chronic back pain after completing  the 10 series. I  feel like I  have been given a new lease on life!”

Peter Harold, Auckland

“He is a great therapist in the method he works on Rolfing – Structural Integration. He worked on me and helped me so much to deal with the pains in my body. A big Thank you!”
João, Lisbon Portugal.

” After having years of chronic muscle weakness I noticed a major difference after one session!”
Javad Mantegh, Tehran Iran.

“ Having many years of knee pain and then a replacement, Chris changed my posture which has allowed me to be better balance and be pain free”
Maryam Mehdipour, Tehran Iran.

Larry Dossey, MD, best-selling author
“There is one major reason to take Rolfing seriously: it works. Not only can it dramatically change people’s bodies, it can transform their lives as well. Rolfing is powerful stuff.”

Jim Mongomery, MD, orthopedic surgeon
Mongomery often refers his clients to Rolfing: “I send a variety of my clients to a Certified Advanced Rolfer, Nicholas French. People with shoulder and elbow problems, with scar tissue resulting from injury or surgery, chronic hamstring problems, low back and cervical spine problems. People that have had chronic problems that have not been helped by anything else. All those people can be helped with Rolfing.”

Karlis Ullis, MD, Team physician for 1992 summer Olympics; Sports Medicine and Anti-Aging Medical Group, Santa Monica, CA
“Athletes always need help with chronic injuries, muscular strains and overuse. The Olympic athletes wouldn’t have as many injuries if they had appropriate soft tissue therapy. Rolfing is valuable for athletes in high level competition to address the build up of scar tissue and disarrangement of myofascial tissue that occurs from training, competition, and injury.” Dr. Ullis has provided medical expertise to athletes at five Olympic games, including Lillehammer, Albertville, and Barcelona, in the fields of figure skating, cross country skiing, bobsleigh, biathlon, track and field, among others.

Bret Nye, MD and Certified Advanced Rolfer
“Demand for the services of health practitioners like Rolfers is growing as evidenced by the November, 1998 JAMA estimate of $21.2 billion being spent for alternative medicine in 1997. Integrative health care is a new trend, that combines Western and complementary medicines to offer the best technological advances in health care. Health insurance companies are increasingly becoming interested in therapies like Rolfing not only as potential cost effective alternatives or complements to traditional modalities, but as opportunities to provide coverage for services that will distinguish them in an increasingly competitive marketplace of providers.”

ATHLETES

The Phoenix Suns—first major NBA Basketball team to have a Certified Advanced Rolfer. “Phoenix Suns guard, Danny Ainge, who has been Rolfed for years, recommended the therapy to Charles Barkley. Other Suns, Mark West and A.C. Green, also have been Rolfed.” —Arizona Republic, May 1994

Three Olympic athletes trained at the Rolf Institute in June 1998
John Bauer, 1992 and 1998 Olympian Nordic Skier; Grant Ernhardt, US Biathlon team member; and Gary Colliander, Minnesota Biathlete; commenced Rolfing training. They say that a career in bodywork fits athletes’ lifestyles and furthers their training.

Sarah Will, 1998 US Paralympic Gold Medal Skier
“Rolfing gives you a competitive edge as an athlete.” Will, a paraplegic athlete and member of the US Disabled Ski Team, credits her five gold metals to Rolfing.

Bob Tewksbury, pitcher for the Minnesota Twins
“I have received many benefits from Rolfing. In 1991, my massage therapist recommended it as a way to get a deeper level of work. Although the benefits of muscle work come and go depending on when and how regularly I get Rolfing work, I have noticed long lasting benefits with regard to my breathing, posture and body awareness. I have used Rolfing mainly in two areas: for my lower and upper back to help with flexibility and stiffness and to enhance my performance. I plan to use it again.”

Sharon Sander, ranked second on the US Pentathlon team
“I recommend Rolfing for any athlete who has ever had trouble with injuries or doesn’t feel like they are reaching their potential.”

Craig Swan, former New York Mets pitcher
“Bodywork can extend athletic careers,” says Swan, whose career ended due to injury. “I truly believe if I had been Rolfed earlier in my career, I would still be pitching.” Swan’s recovery from a pitching injury inspired him to become a Rolfer and help others. His clients include former baseball star, Tom Seaver and tennis champion, Ivan Lendl.

Michelle Kwan and Elvis Stojko, 1998 Olympic Silver Medalists
Elvis Stojko introduced Helen James (a physical therapist and Certified Advanced Rolfer) to Michelle Kwan during the Campbell Soup Tour of World Figure Skating Champions. Stojko, who has benefited from James’ expertise since 1995 says, “Rolfing helped me to find my center of balance for competition; it puts my body in place.” Working with Olympic and world champion figure skaters is nothing new for James. She says, “It’s key for figure skaters like Michelle and Elvis, to find an exact, balanced position in space. Balance and integration are the primary goals of the Rolfing process. Athletes find they have fewer injuries and recover more quickly through Rolfing work. They feel lighter and have more energy because they’re not working as hard. They perform and complete their jumps with more ease.”

Joe Greene, two-time U.S. Olympic bronze medal long jumper
“Rolfing works. It really makes a huge difference. I’ve been in track and field a long time and wish I had known about it sooner. My stomach tenses and my hips tighten when I jump. The Rolfing bodywork helped me to breathe and I felt taller.”

CELEBRITIES

Leon Fleisher, virtuoso concert pianist
“When a crippling hand injury ended his performing career, Peabody pianist, Leon Fleisher went down a different musical road. Thirty years later, he’s turned up an unexpected corner (when he met Certified Advanced Rolfer, Tessy Brunghardt)…The [Rolfing] results were remarkable.” —John Hopkins Magazine, 1995

Levar Burton, actor
“The Rolfer works on fascia which is the thin sheath of white tissue that covers the musculature. By manipulating the fascia you manipulate the musculature, and in turn the skeletal structure, so you bring alignment to the body… It can be very healing, cleansing and balancing for the body.”—Oprah, July 7, 1996

Willie Nelson, songwriter
“My wife recommended [Rolfing] highly”, says Willie Nelson, “The first of ten sessions fixed [my back pain].” —New York Times, Feb. 23, 1995

Sam Keen, best-selling writer, former Psychology Today editor, and co-producer of award winning PBS documentary Faces of The Enemy
“Bodywork has allowed me at age 65 to live as vigorously as I want to, in an embodied way. Nine months ago I started studying flying trapeze work, and I couldn’t have done it without Rolfing.”—Whole Life Times, August, 1994

 

Structural Integration & the 10 series?

Structural Integration is a form of soft tissue bodywork and physical therapy with movement education that release patterns of stress and tension that inhibit the body from moving freely.

Benefits of Structural Integration

Structural Integration improves posture, relieves chronic pain, increases flexibility and athletic performance.

What is Fascia?

Fascia is the connective tissue that covers every muscle, organ, tendon and Ligament.

Structural Integration & Children

The Positive Impacts of Structural Integration On Children’s Health at an early age gives them ease with their own bodies and develops confidence in their self image.

Research and Articles

Many scientific studies have been performed to confirm the effectiveness of the Structural Integration.

Videos on Structural Integration

Here are some videos of Dr Rolf and working with clients and talking about Structural Integration.

Before and After Pictures

Here you will find before and after pictures of people who have gone through the 10 sessions of Dr Rolf’s Structural Integration. Among the benefits, people report feeling taller, moving easier, having more energy and at ease with their bodies.

Faq’s, pricing and what to wear?

Cost and Client intake form.
How are Osteopathy, Chiropractic and massage different to S.I? What is the basic ten series?

Who is Ida P.Rolf, Ph.D?

Ida P. RolfIda P. Rolf, a native New Yorker, graduated from Barnard College in 1916.

Client’s Testimonials:

Larry Dossey, MD, best-selling author
“There is one major reason to take Rolfing seriously: it works. Not only can it dramatically change people’s bodies, it can transform their lives as well. Rolfing is powerful stuff.”

Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, a board-certified Internist and head of a fibromyalgia research clinic in Annapolis, MD, says “rolfing is a very powerful tool, and a very important tool for me to have for my patients. People who have suffered from chronic pain for 20 years will be amazed at how their pain goes away.”

“I send my patients to Chris to receive Structural Integration sessions as it is a whole body approach rather than  treating symptoms”.
Dr. Blumberg GP, Auckland N.Z

“Having lived with back chronic pain for a long time I had tried lots of therapies. Then I found Chris. Only after a few sessions of Structural Integration, I had more flexibility and range of motion and I could move easier. I now live without chronic back pain after completing the 10 series. I feel like I have been given a new lease on life !”

Peter Harold, Auckland

“He is a great therapist in the method he works on Rolfing – Structural Integration. He worked on me and helped me so much to deal with the pains in my body. A big Thank you!”
João, Lisbon Portugal.

” After having years of chronic muscle weakness I noticed a major difference after one session!”
Javad Mantegh, Tehran Iran.

“ Having many years of knee pain and then a replacement, Chris changed my posture which has allowed me to be better balance and be pain free”
Maryam Mehdipour, Tehran Iran.