How long does it take to become a Rolfer?

How long is the training? The Basic Rolfing® Certification Program in Boulder, CO takes 22 weeks, plus two three-week study intervals, to complete. The Regional Basic Rolfing Certification takes 1-2 years to complete.

How do you become a certified Rolfer?

Completion of a minimum 250-hour bodywork program. Students must submit an official transcript that shows at least 47 hours of Anatomy, 21 hours of Physiology, 45 hours of Massage or other approved touch training, and 15 hours of Therapeutic Relationship.

How much does a Rolfing session cost?

The cost of Rolfing varies according to the Rolfer, their experience level and the locale. Most Rolfers charge from $90 to $200 per session. Rolfing Movement Integration sessions are comparably priced.

What is a certified Rolfer?

Rolfers are trade marked professionals trained from The Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration. We work with connective tissue or fascia and practice a unique system of therapeutic restructuring and movement education founded by biochemist and physicist, Dr. Ida P Rolf.

Who can perform Rolfing?

A prospective practitioner may do rolfing/ structural integration as a concentration in the original bodywork program or may pursue it later. Like other massage and bodywork professionals, rolfers need a solid foundation in anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology.

Who invented Rolfing?

Ida Pauline Rolf
Ida Rolf
Ida Pauline Rolf
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materBarnard College, Columbia University
Known forStructural Integration (“Rolfing”)

Is Rolfing worth the money?

The principles of Rolfing contradict established medical knowledge, and there is no good evidence Rolfing is effective for the treatment of any health condition. It is recognized as a pseudoscience and has been characterized as quackery.

How many Rolfing sessions are needed?

ten session
A good rule of thumb is one month of weekly sessions for every year of pain. Dr. Rolf expressed her opinion that the ten session series should be completed within a five month timeframe for maximum benefit.

Can Rolfing cause damage?

There’s virtually no risk to trying Rolfing, and there are no side effects. “I always tell my clients that it’s an experiment,” says Stolzoff. “If it works, then great. But if it doesn’t, there is no harm done.”

Is Rolfing proven?

Research conducted at UCLA shows that Rolfing creates a more efficient use of the muscles, allows the body to conserve energy, and creates more economical and refined patterns of movement. Other recent research has demonstrated that Rolfing significantly reduces chronic stress and changes body structure for the better.

Can you do Rolfing on yourself?

Ever since I got into Rolfing I’ve recommended ‘self Rolfing(SI)’. Using rollers, river rocks, towels, and etc. to build on the benefits of Rolfing (SI). For my athletes I particularly recommend finding ways to remove the tension they put back in their bodies.

Is Rolfing covered by HSA?

A: Most insurance companies do not cover Rolf Structural Integration, though there are exceptions. However, Rolfing generally can be covered by a Health Savings Account (HSA).

What is similar to Rolfing?

Massage, Rolfing and Chiropractic hold many similarities: they may all lead to reduced pain, relaxation and a sense of ease in the body, and they are all applied in similar fashions – through hands-on, direct touch.

Why does Rolfing hurt?

That also explains why Rolfing has a reputation for being aggressive, even painful at times. Fascia is stubborn material, particularly if it is marked by knots and scar tissue. Rolfers gouge with knuckles and knead with fists, contort limbs and lean into elbows to loosen tendons and ligaments.

What happens after your first Rolfing session?

A Rolfing session is not a massage, but like a massage, you will be relaxed afterwards. Clients often report sleeping deeply the night after the first session and feeling relaxed and tired for a few days. There is usually no soreness after a session.

What is the difference between Reiki and Rolfing?

Reiki works with the ‘universal energies’ and channels it through the client’s energy field to cleanse the patterns that may be stagnant, absent or misfiring. (I gained a second level attunement in Usui Reiki). Rolfing SI is osteopathic in nature. Some Rolfers work with energy more consciously than others.

Do deep tissue massages feel good?

Deep tissue massage offers both physical and psychological benefits. Unlike other massage techniques that focus on relaxation, deep tissue massage helps to treat muscle pain and improve stiffness. But it can still help to you unwind mentally, too.

What should you not do after a massage?

Keep these in mind to make the most of your therapy.
  1. Don’t #1. Don’t Forget to Drink Water.
  2. Don’t #2. Don’t Shower Immediately.
  3. Don’t #3. Don’t Shower With Hot Water.
  4. Don’t #4. Don’t Eat a Heavy Meal After a Massage.
  5. Don’t #5. Don’t Head Outside or Do Anything Strenuous.
  6. To Summarise, Here are Tips to Follow After a Massage.

What to do after Rolfing?

What Should I Do After a Rolfing Session? If you want to minimize any possible negative side effects after a Rolfing session, be good to yourself! Resting and drinking plenty of water will help in preventing soreness and aid in removing toxins from your body.

What does Rolfing look like?

How is Rolfing different from massage?

Massage is the rubbing and kneading of muscles and joints of the body with the hands, especially to relieve tension or pain. Rolfing, or structural integration, is a massage technique aimed at the vertical realignment of the body, deep enough to release muscular tension at the skeletal level.

How often can you do Rolfing?

We recommend no more than 2 weeks interval in between sessions. Sessions 1-3, 4-7, and 8-10 are like little series within the ten-series. If , for some reasons, you have to take a longer break between sessions, it is beneficial to do it after sessions three and seven.