How is Rolfing different from Chiropractic?
Chiropractors work directly with the bone to re-align the body, whereas Rolfers work directly with the connective tissue. If the soft tissue or fascia around the misaligned bone remains tense, the bone might not stay in place if the soft tissue is not addressed.
How is Rolfing different from Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy is a prescription for a specific area of the body. Rolfing focuses on how your body moves as a whole.
How is Rolfing different from Massage?
Massage therapy focuses on relieving knots or tension in muscles. Rolfing focuses on the fascia rather than the muscles. Fascia is a protective layer of connective tissue that surrounds each muscle and muscle fiber. Through soft tissue manipulation and movement education, Rolfers affect body posture and structure over the long-term.
Massage typically focuses on relaxation and relief of muscle discomfort, while Rolfing is aimed at improving body alignment and functioning. As structure becomes more organized, chronic strain patterns are alleviated, and pain and stress decreases.
Furthermore, Rolfing can speed up injury recovery by reducing pain, stiffness and muscle tension; improving movement and circulation around joints; and attending to both the injury and any secondary pain that may have developed from overcompensating with another part of the body.
Does Rolfing hurt?
It should not. Rolfing has a long reputation of being a very uncomfortable, intense experience. Rolfers who were trained 20-30 years ago practiced with the philosophy of “no pain, no gain”. Since then we have gained a better understanding of the nervous system and how to get better results with less discomfort. We will work to find a pressure depth that works best for your body.
How long are the sessions?
Rolfing sessions are 75 minutes long.
How much does it cost?
Rolfing sessions are $120.
What forms of payment do you accept?
You can pay by cash, check or credit card, payable at the time of your appointment.
Do you take insurance?
No. However, many clients are able to pay using their HAS (Health Savings Account) or Flexible Medical Spending Accounts. I am happy to provide any documentation you may need to submit to your insurance company.
What is your cancellation policy?
I request 24 hours notice if you intend to cancel your appointment; otherwise payment is due in full.