Rolfing® Structural Integration

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Named after its founder, Dr. Ida P. Rolf, Rolfing Structural Integration is a system of postural restructuring and movement education that is performed through treatments of reorganizing the connective tissues, called fascia, that permeate the entire body.

More than fifty years ago, Dr. Rolf recognized that the human body is inherently a system of seamless networks of tissues rather than a collection of separate parts. These connective tissues surround, support and penetrate all of the muscles, bones, nerves and organs all the way down to a cellular level. Rolfing therapy skillfully and strategically works on this web-like complex of deep connective tissues to release, realign and balance the whole body in gravity.

Essentially, the Rolfing Structural Integration process enables the body to regain the natural integrity of its form, thus enhancing postural efficiency and freedom of movement. Rolfing can help you manage pain and feel relief by changing your stress patterns more permanently.

What are the benefits?

Rolfing Structural Integration has the ability to dramatically alter a person’s posture, structure and well-being. Rolfing can potentially resolve discomfort, release tension and alleviate pain. There are so many people who experience physical pain. Experiencing Rolfing aims to restore flexibility, revitalize your energy and leave you feeling less compressed and more comfortable in your body that massage and stretching alone cannot do.

Athletes, dancers, children, business professionals (or even people experiencing back or neck pain in Austin), and people from all walks of life have benefited from Rolfing. People seek Rolfing as a way to ease pain and chronic stress, and improve performance in their professional and daily activities. It’s estimated that more than 1 million people have received Rolfing work.

Research has demonstrated that Rolfing creates a more efficient use of the muscles, allows the body to conserve energy, and creates more economical and refined patterns of movement. Research also shows that Rolfing significantly reduces chronic stress and changes in the body structure. For example, a study showed that Rolfing significantly reduced the spinal curvature of subjects with lordosis (sway back); it also showed that Rolfing enhances neurological functioning.

The term “Rolfing” is the nickname that many clients and practitioners give this work. It is now a registered service mark in 27 countries.  There’s no doubt that anyone in the Austin area can benefit from receiving/experiencing Rolfing Structural Integration. Whether your goals are physical, emotional-somatic, or even spiritual, the amazing benefits of Rolfing therapy can help you achieve your goals!

Gina Kilgus  |  Certified Rolfer  |  4412 Spicewood Springs Rd #402 |  Austin, TX  |  78759  |  Schedule a Session