Monthly Adventure Patricia Taylor Rolfing Tracy Dixon

Tracy Dixon – Rolfer

The Adventure – Rolfing

Rolfing, also known as Structural Integration, is a form of bodywork where the practitioner manipulates your body’s supportive wrappings that covers all your muscles, tendons, and organs. Also known as fascia, it acts like a girdle by holding everything together in place. Using a firm and directed pressure, it lights up all the major segments of your body, stacking them up in relation to one another, and it treats such things as:

  • pain relief
  • stress reduction
  • balance issues
  • increased breathing capacity
  • improved posture

And right now, I am current doing the series of 10 sessions (although I am still two sessions away from completion) with Tracy Dixon, a certified Rolfer.

It truly is a crazy awesome process and with each session, my body changes because each session builds upon the previous ones.

I got to admit, it was crazy weird when Session 7 involved the fascia being manipulated inside my mouth and nose.

To be frank, it is not for the faint of heart.

It is not exactly a pleasurable process like massage therapy, as you’d think. There were moments when the pain was excruciating – but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I once heard that rolfing would change my life – and I’d say it definitely has done so.

© Monthly Adventure, Patricia Taylor, August 2015