Aging, poor posture, inactivity, repetitive movements, previous injuries, stress and muscle tension can contribute to a variety of chronic aches, pains, and joint injuries.
Muscle relaxants, pain killers, physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, acupuncture, therapeutic massage, and surgery can all be effective treatments, but there are many people still suffering despite all these interventions.
Fortunately, there is a way to reduce the wear and tear on joints, tendons, ligaments, and muscles. The body can be balanced, left to right, front to back, and stacked to effortlessly withstand the force of gravity. This balanced alignment uses the body in it’s most structurally sound manner, dispersing force so that no one piece is damaged through overuse. Lasting changes to habitual posture and movement patterns can be made, without the client having to hold themselves in a forced “good” posture or complete time consuming or tiring exercises.
Rolfing® Structural Integration uses slow, sometimes deep manual pressure to create length and enhance mobility in the fascial network, while teaching efficient movement and posture habits. A series of ten weekly 75-minute sessions, each one with it’s own goals, establishes a new, whole body organization that lasts and continues to improve for months after the completion of the series. Clients enjoy a reduction or elimination of their pain, greater ease of movement, and a newly empowered relationship with their body.