Rolfing and Rolf Movement
Ten Series to Align Your Body
The Rolfing Ten Series is the guideline that the I use to systematically address your body. Below is a diagrammatic overview of the process of how Rolfing restores balance between structure and movement to your entire body.
This helps you see how we cover the whole body and how each session leads onto the next. The whole approach is wholistic to
balance and align your body.
Rolfing is not a one size fits all approach.
Every session is built around your needs.
Combine the Rolfing Ten Series and Rolf Movement sessions to thoroughly embed and feel the benefits or a body in balance.
Rolfing Superficial Sessions
Open your breath. A free and open breath prepares your body for the demands of the upcoming changes. A full breath provides support for your chest, shoulders, and neck. Some work on your arms may occur.
Find your feet. Opening your breath changes the physical demands on your feet, so we create flexibility and adaptability there so that the whole body can feel supported.
Lengthen your sides, balancing front and back. Now we open up the sides of your body and differentiate the tissue of the pelvis from that of the ribs to allow the pelvis more movement options.
Rolfing Core Sessions
Find support for and access "the core" from the bottom. The core begins from the base of the pelvis up through the roof of the mouth. This session is about finding support through your ankles up along your inner leg before accessing your core.
Access the core from the front. We focus on the deep tissues dealing with the front of the spine and core space to establish flexibility in the low back.
Access the core from the back. We address the deep tissues of the back of the spine and core space to establish flexibility in the low and upper back.
Access the core from the top. By working in, on, and around the head, we balance the head and neck atop the flexible spine.
Integrate the upper/lower body. Depending on the needs that present themselves, we solidify changes in the upper or lower body. Integration sessions help reprogram movements and make changes last.
Integrate the upper/lower body. Changes in the other parts of the body are reviewed in light of the changes of the previous session.
Integrate the entire body. We coordinate soft tissue movement across multiple joints so that movement can be as free as possible.
Originally created by Matt Hsu, Certified Rolfer®, and Dr Ida Rolf Institute
Combine Rolfing with Rolf Movement for a better understanding of your
body's movement and how to invite possibilities to habitual patterns.