Many years ago during a meditation class, the my teacher Will Johnson interrupted my ponderings with the statement.
“The spine is not a Roman column and the ribs are not an internal shield.”
I was struck by the simplicity of these images.
Clients commonly come to Rolfing with challenges that have hindered total enjoyment of all that life has to offer. The phone consultation usually begins with their description of a chronic injury or pain. I will answer their inquiry as to whether Rolfing can fix the problem that is plaguing them. The path that I can provide to a pain free, functional body organizes itself around these three principles: alignment, stability, mobility.
A ten session series of Rolfing provides an eloquent path to a strong, well ordered and flexible body. It represents a body of work, a process during which one has shifted structurally towards a more expanded, easeful place. In most cases by the end of ten sessions preexisting pain has decreased or entirely disappeared. While liberating shortened, adhered fascial wrappings, muscles are repositioned so that they work in synchronicity with other muscles to provide healthy joint movement. Read More