What is Rolfing?


Dr. Ida Rolf, the founder of RolfingNamed after Dr. Ida P. Rolf , Rolfing is a method of body-work is more properly known as Structural Integration. Dr. Rolf started her work on this process more than fifty years ago. She devoted her life to the creation the method of healing she eventually named Structural Integration. It is a holistic system of soft tissue manipulation and movement education. During her research, she discovered that by manipulating the body’s myofascial system, she could achieve remarkable changes in posture and structure.

The name “Rolfing”, as Structural Integration is more commonly known, is the nickname that many clients and practitioners gave this system.

Rolfing has the ability to dramatically alter a person’s posture and structure and, because of this recognized ability, it is used by: athletes, dancers and performers, in fact people from all walks of life can benefit from Rolfing. It can ease pain and chronic stress, thereby removing the suppressive effects of these on the body’s systems (especially the immune system). This has the effect of improving well-being and improving performance in their professional and daily activities.