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Introduction

Rolfing® structural integration is a deep manual therapy in which the client's body becomes more integrated through a series of well-defined, yet individually applied treatments. New patterns of structure and function become a way of life through and after the Rolfing sessions - i.e. your structure (how the tensions/injuries in your body are held) affects your function (how supple you are and how you move, sit and stand).

Jackie working on client's legs

It can aid healing of sports injuries, providing a better athletic performance, help alleviate migraine, neck pain and associated headaches, improve back problems including back pain, slipped discs, prolapses, sciatica and scoliosis. I also work with clients who have Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and Dystonia.

Through the Rolfer's decisive, yet sensitive touch, elasticity can be restored to the body to give it back its fluidity and lightness of movement, freedom and flexibility.

Freeing you from pain, stiffness and chronic stress.


Who was Dr. Rolf?

Ida P. Rolf (1896-1979) was born in New York and raised in the Bronx. In 1920 she received her Ph.D. in biochemistry from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. She then furthered her knowledge of the body through research in organic chemistry at the Rockefeller Institute.

Dr Rolf also studied many different systems of healing and manipulation, such as homeopathy, osteopathy, chiropractic and yoga.

Dr. Ida Rolf

Having developed pneumonia-like symptoms after being kicked by a horse, and dissatisfied with the inadequate treatment available, she searched for health solutions for herself and her two sons. Soon she was working on others, to begin with, mainly people who had been physically injured but as time went on, clients such as Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich came. As the reputation of the work grew, the Rolf Institute was founded in Colorado in 1971.

She had originally named her work Structural Integration. Over time, clients and Practitioners nicknamed the work 'Rolfing' and it is now a registered service mark in 27 countries.

Since her death at the age of 83, the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration has continued to share her work by certifying Rolfers and Rolf Movement Practitioners, supporting research, and building upon her inspiration. Today, there are more than 1,550 Rolfers and Rolf Movement Practitioners worldwide.

Dr. Rolf continues to be recognized as a pioneer and leader in soft tissue manipulation and movement education.




Telephone:
(07901) 808529



Email:
jactherolfer@talktalk.net


  “Like yoga, Rolfing is one of those practices that your body instantly tells you, makes a lot of sense.”

 –  U.S. Vogue magazine,
    March 2007




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The term Rolfing® is a registered service mark of the ROLF INSTITUTE of Structural Integration, Boulder, Colorado, USA

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