What should I wear?
Do not wear anything too loose or too tight, structured or constricting
- Thick spandex
- Open fly briefs
- Extremely oversized clothing
Wear something you feel comfortable being viewed in.
- Simple shorts
- Soft cotton pants that can be pulled above the knee
- Loose T shirt / Tank
- full coverage bra
- full coverage boxer briefs
Is Rolfing® Painful?
All GAIN no pain!
Rolfing has a reputation of being extremely aggressive deep pressure and a very intense experience. Due to advancements in research Rolfing has taken a more gentle approach. Just like when you get a massage, you can ALWAYS request lighter or deeper pressure. Communication is key. On going through out our session I will be checking in with you to make sure you are not experiencing pain and I encourage you as the client to let me know if there is anything I can do to increase your comfort.
How Often should I Book
Ultimately it is up to you when and how often you receive body work but here is a guide line for optimality. .
If you are Going through your 1st 10 series: it is optimal that you space your sessions out once every 2 weeks or less. Yet after our initial assessment, depending on your situation I might have a more specific plan for you.
If you have already been through a 10 series: then its a lot more flexible, but again I will assess your situation and suggest a good plan.
If you are seeking body work for continued self care, or you are trying to solve a pain problem, we together can come up with a good plan for what your goals are.
Why 10 sessions
The Rolf 10 series was created by Dr Ida Rolf who studied the body's relationship to gravity. In this treatment the concept is that we don't know for sure what with in us is manifesting pain or movement problems so we address everything leaving no stone unturned in a strategically planned "recipe" each session builds upon the one before it. Each territory of the body is addressed in one session
#1: Shoulder and pelvic girdle, diaphragm and forearms
#2: Knees, Lower legs and feet
#3: Ribcage and Lumbar spine (lateral line)
#4: Pelvic floor and Adductors (inside line)
#5: Deep hip flexors, Quads, abdominal wall. (front line)
#6: Tail bone, sacrum, spine,hamstrings (back line)
#7: Neck, jaw, cranium
Sessions 8 and 9 address either the upper or the lower half of the body using movement strategies, and session 10 integrates the top to the bottom half.