Gina Kilgus, Certified Rolfer™
Imagine living in a flexible and balanced body that is free of pain, stiffness and chronic stress. Imagine living in a body at ease with itself and able to meet life’s physical, mental, and emotional challenges…This is what you can expect from receiving Rolfing® Structural Integration.
Rolfing Structural Integration was created by biochemist and physicist, Dr. Ida P. Rolf as a passionate vision to evolve human potential. In addition to improving posture and relieving chronic pain, Dr. Rolf was intent on increasing vitality and feelings of well-being in her clients. Her unique vision continually informs us, over half a century later, how genetics, trauma, habit and culture all shape the human body and that each person’s shape or structure constitutes their personal history.
In my Rolfing sessions, we will study your structure’s history via:
- Movement analysis (identifying both structural limitations and postural opportunities).
- Using new, gentle and skill-based blends of manual techniques to lessen soft tissue restrictions in the various fascial layers (What is Fascia); Releasing, balancing and realigning the structures with gravity.
- Re-educating you on how to use your new posture with less effort and how to maintain better, balanced alignment for years to come.
Common Benefits of Rolfing SI:
HERE ARE JUST A FEW BENEFITS ROLFERS FREQUENTLY SEE IN THEIR CLIENTS:
• Stress relief and enhanced well-being
• Pain resolution-not pain management!
• Injury recovery AND prevention
• Improved athletic performance
• Improved posture and gait
• Increased coordination and flexibility
• Alignment that can last and continue to improve!
Because Rolfing treats the whole body systematically, a thorough treatment plan does require a series of sessions (ex. 3, 5, 10) though affects can be experienced in as little as one session! The basic Rolfing in Austin series typically requires ten sessions, each about 90 minutes and each session is different, by building on one another. Sessions are spaced anywhere from one to three weeks apart, so that the whole process typically takes three to five months to complete. Within three sessions, most people will know whether or not Rolfing will produce the changes they are seeking.
Gina received her 662 hour Massage Therapist certification from The Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 1999 and has over 13 years work experience in the art and science of clinical massage. She is currently a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Texas (practicing in the Austin, TX area) and Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Amongst extensive training in Swedish Massage, Sports Massage and Anatomy and Kinesiology from CSMT, Gina has even more life experience in Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial pain syndromes, back pain, chronic pain, pain management, Repetitive Stress Injuries, as well as sports injuries.
In 2009, while experiencing chronic pain, Gina found Rolfing Structural Integration and went through the Rolfing Ten Series with a Certified Advanced Rolfer™ in Austin,TX. When all else failed to eliminate her pain except for Rolfing, Gina decided to advance careers in the health field. In 2011, Gina completed her 600 hour training at the Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration in Boulder, Colorado, and became a Certified Rolfer and Structural Integration practitioner practicing in the Austin, TX area.
Today, she is eager to work with individuals who are seeking improved posture, pain relief (such as back pain and neck pain austin), or those who are seeking a more holistic therapy to treat the root cause of their discomfort. While always working within her client’s comfort levels to restore proper movement and function, Gina’s expertise is geared to structurally integrate the whole body as well as assist people in their experience and use of their bodies in their daily lives. She gives her clients better posture and alignment, more body awareness and peace of mind for lasting pain relief.
Gina Kilgus | Certified Rolfer | 1003 Bouldin Ave | Austin, TX | 78704 | Schedule a Session