McKinley Rolfing

Frequently Asked Questions


Who should consider Rolfing?

Those who have a history of injury or trauma and notice that the effects of their often minor injuries are beginning to interfere with their everyday lives should consider Rolfing SI. In many cases these individuals have tried traditional medical treatments or exercise to reduce or counteract the long-term effects of old injuries with varying degrees of success. This group might include former and current athletes, musicians, performers or those engaged in physically demanding jobs, and those who choose not to accept the notion that the quality of their lives must suffer simply because they are aging. In fact, all adults of any age who suffer from any limiting physical discomfort can absolutely benefit from Rolfing SI, as long as there are no signs of a nervous disorder or a deeper pathology. For most of us, Rolfing SI, combined with appropriate movement therapy, such as Rolf Movement® Integration offers a long-lasting solution for connective tissue problems.

Even if someone has not experienced injury and/or trauma, Rolfing SI may offer benefits to enhance overall body conditioning and functionality. Whether you are athletic, perform tasks with repetitive-motion in daily activity, or are just looking to feel more "at home" in your body, Rolfing sessions may restore flexibility, increase balance, revitalize energy and leave you feeling more comfortable in your body.

How long does it take?

The only way to know for sure if it will work for you is to try it, however most people notice immediate results. Some people like to do 1 to 3 sessions first to get as much initial relief as possible. However a more thorough and lasting approach takes about 10 sessions. They can be done weekly or spaced out over a few months.

Tune-up sessions can be done whenever needed.

What to wear to your Rolfing session

The work is done with clients in underwear or suitable underwear-like clothing (two-piece swimming suit, loose running shorts, bra, tank top). Unlike most massages, Rolfing® clients always wear some clothing. All of the actual Rolfing® work will be performed on a padded table, while standing or while seated on a bench. Clients will be asked to get up and walk from time to time during a session.

Can I get less than 10 sessions?

If you have some kind of chronic condition, at least three sessions is preferable so that the patterns and compensations that put stress on the body’s structure can be addressed at least in part. Ten sessions allows us to accomplish a much more cohesive, coherent change in your entire structure.

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