Rolfing Structural Integration
Grand Opening Price: $100 per session
When our bodies work most efficiently we are happy, have a great outlook, and can express ourselves to our fullest potential. When we are not at our peak, our outlook begins to change and we create stress which can manifest itself physically, mentally and emotionally.
The main therapy that I practice is called Structural Integration, more commonly known by the trademarked name of Rolfing® (after D.r Ida P. Rolf, the founder of this unique modality). By gently assisting you to find your greatest resources, we begin to overcome patterns of inefficiency. Movement is used to remap our bodies, and we begin to track changes in our patterns. This approach allows your system to relearn and thus keep the benefits of this therapy after the session ends. Another reward of the session is to have the body stacked more efficiently. Because of this some clients perceive a temporary distortion of gravity, or physical adaptations may occur.
The typical format for this treatment is a 10 series which was developed by Dr. Rolf to systematically release restrictions in the body. Many people report having great benefits after just the first session. Others completing consecutive sessions report having compounded feelings of expansion and freedom of movement. This is because each session builds upon the previous. Amount of sessions as well as time in between can be determined case by case and according to your goals. Keep in mind the nature of the work sometimes produces profound changes; my clients are all encouraged to schedule plenty of time for themselves. Strenuous activities are not recommended before or after sessions. Rolfing is safe and sessions can be made in conjunction with other therapies/modalities the client may need or is already receiving. While joining therapies can have great benefits, I recommend not receiving them the same day as our session. Too much work to a system can cause overload and result in some regression.
A typical session is 60 to 90 minutes depending upon the client's body and the achievements we reach towards their goals. Time is also allotted for pre and post assessments to track changes. Please expect no more than 60 minutes table time dependent upon how much movement we do in the session. Children can also be served and will not need nearly as much time. Parents are also encouraged to learn and take tools they can use back home.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Deep Tissue Massage should not hurt but keep in mind that soreness can be common after the treatment. Typically rest and no extraneous activities are recommended afterwards.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and can include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.