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