Rolfing® responds to the needs of those who feel uncomfortable in their body, run down or in pain. The Rolfing method, applied by qualified practitioners, is beneficial for a large spectrum of disorders, including:
– tension and chronic pain : back, neck, shoulder, elbow, knee, hip, ankle pain; flat feet, painful or rigid high arched feet – bad posture – distortion of the spine (lordose, kyphosis, scoliosis) – limited mobility – stress – too high or too low muscular tone – hypersensitive body perceptions or the absence of proprioceptive sensitivity
Rolfing is particularly recommended:
After traumas: accidents (broken bones , torn muscles or ligaments, overstretched tissue, whiplash, etc.) falls or violent impacts, operations, emotional shocks … in order to find ease again and connect or associate the wounded part of the body to another healthy feeling, so that the organism can fully recover.
Treating perceptual and psychological issues: very helpful alongside work you may be doing with a psychotherapist, psychologist or psychiatrist, trauma, abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, body image issues, anorexia, expressive issues; learning to say no / learning to push, expressive issues; learning to say yes / learning to reach, improving boundaries
For preventing over tightening and pain: by freeing lesions resulting from inappropriate repetitive movement, before they become real pathologies.
For workers : for those who do a physically demanding job (house-hold work or construction work), or those who sit slumped over their desk with hours of computer work (metacarpal tunnel syndrome, muscular-skeletal pain in shoulders and arms, pain in back and neck), etc.
For children : in case of sloppy posture, beginning of scoliosis, feeling of general discomfort, limited physical capacities, in order to gain more self-assurance and proper tone through the body medium.
For the elderly: in order to keep their mobility, balance and well-being
For dancers, musicians, singers, actors and athletes: Rolfing can maximise performance, click here to know more.
For those who want to do personal development work: a stable, aligned and flexible body results in psychological well-being and helps them to be open to the external world with confidence.
For people who suffer from a negative body image: to get access to new perceptions regarding one’s relationship to one’s own body vis-à-vis the world.
Before pregnancy: in order to allow one’s myofascial tissue to become amenable to change and to encourage body awareness that favours the welcoming of a child
For pregnant women : not possible to do the ‘Ten Series’ but sessions can help in case of discomfort, back pain or various tension during pregnancy, in order to adapt posture to the changes happening and to alleviate tension, as well as to learn how to sit and walk comfortably.
After giving birth: in order to recover your womanly figure and balance your general muscle tone, as well as to learn how to hold your child without slumping or getting back and neck pain.
For babies: when they find it difficult to sleep, if there is visible tension, right / left imbalance, stiff neck or any other symptoms diagnosed by a paediatrician.