Q: What is it?
A: The applied theory of Ida Rolf, PhD that by massaging the connective tissue network of the body, lasting positive changes can be made to the human structure. This includes joint mechanics, balance, athletic performance, appearance, and self-image.
Q: How is it done?
A: You lie on a table in shorts and a loose fitting top. The Rolfer® follows a 1 hour protocol releasing tension from each of what he sees as 7 functional segments of the body. It feels like a slow, deep massage. As connective tissue septum relax and lengthen, you may feel itching or burning. The young man in the picture below said it felt “like bugs are crawling up his leg.” Afterward, you feel like the segment worked is lighter, looser and longer. The Rolfer® is trained to create symmetry and balance as well as intersegmental freedom with each session.
Q: So in 7 1 hour sessions, your Rolfing® is complete?
A: What Rolfers® say about their clients after 7 treatment session is, “They look pretty good standing still.” Because of the effects of new intersegmental freedom, Rolfers® like to spend 2 or 3 hours integrating movement across body segments. These goals are obtained in sessions 8, 9 and 10. This is why Rolfing® is sometimes called Structural Integration.
Q: Why does it last?
A: It takes less effort to move when antagonistic muscles are relaxed. It takes less effort to balance your body segments in gravity than to hold them up. Entropy tells us systems tend to stay in their low energy consuming state.
Q: What does it cost?
A: At Larry Stone Advanced Rolfing®, we charge $70 for a 1 hour and 15 minute treatment session. Your Health Savings Account will pay for it or an open automobile injury claim may pay for it. Cash and checks are also accepted. No sales tax.
Q: Who does the Rolfing®?
A: Larry Stone is certified as an Advanced Rolfer® by the Rolf Institute of Boulder, Colorado. He has been practicing independently since 1985 when he was first certified. He is licensed to practice in the State of Arizona and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.

See also German TV documentary on fascia - Video
The first 10 minutes of this video are the most informative.

Visit the Rolf Institute website at http://www.rolf.org/.

Rolfing in Action

Slide show of Rolfing in Action

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