Rolfing Structural Integration
Grand Opening Price: $100 per session
Rolfing Structural Integration is a therapy used to remap the nervous system, allowing you to unlock unencumbered movement. Gentle touch is used in conjunction with movement cues to invite new patterns. We find and use your resources to encourage efficient movement. While there is no obligation to complete consecutive sessions, 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.
Dress for a Rolf session is optimally full coverage underwear for men and women. Specifically, women can wear full coverage bra/sports bra and underwear optimally, a 2 piece bathing suit, or yoga type clothing. Men can wear boxer, brief, or shorts. Children may wear athletic clothes or whatever they are most comfortable in. This dress is most appropriate since some movement will be incorporated, and draping is only similar to a massage session. If there are any concerns please let me know and we will work around them.
Rolf Movement may be advised anytime during a series to further integrate previous work. Distortions of body structure are caused by responses to life experiences that engender habitual ways of perceiving and moving in the world. Over time, such distortions of natural form may become self perpetuating patterns which block opportunities for personal growth. Utilizing a somatic sensory-motor approach to movement education helps you optimize and sustain structural ease through balanced movement behavior. A movement session makes you aware of your current movement and perceptual responses. We explore sensations of free and fluid motion during breathing, walking, bending, lifting and other 'simple' daily movements. Through this sensory-motor experience you learn to embody efficient and graceful movement.
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.