Founder Dr. Ida P. Rolf


A Newport Beach Physical
Therapist winner of the
2017 Patients' Choice Awards


  Rolfing® Structural Integration is a hands-on manipulation developed by Ida P. Rolf 50 years ago. It works on the connective tissue (fascia) to release, realign and balance the whole body. Rolfing enhances your posture and freedom of movement. It can resolve pain and discomfort from many different causes, including:
• back pain
• repetitive motion injury
• trauma
• aging

Rolfing® is also an excellent foundation for and complement to yoga, Pilates and other personal wellness practices.

Rolfing® is named after its founder Dr. Ida P. Rolf. Dr. Rolf began her inquiry more than fifty years ago, devoting her energy to creating a holistic system of soft tissue manipulation and movement education that organized the whole body in gravity.

Dr. Rolf discovered that she could achieve remarkable changes in posture and structure by manipulating the body's myofascial system and eventually named her work Structural Integration. "Rolfing®" is the nickname that many clients and practitioners gave this work, and it is now a registered service mark in 27 countries.

Rolfing® structural integration has the ability to dramatically alter a person's posture and structure. Athletes, dancers, children, business professionals, and people from all walks of life have benefited from Rolfing®. People seek Rolfing® as a way to ease pain and chronic stress, and improve performance in their professional and daily activities. It's estimated that more than 1 million people have received Rolfing® work.

Research demonstrates 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. Research also shows that Rolfing® significantly reduces chronic stress and changes in the body structure. For example, a study showed that Rolfing® significantly reduced the spinal curvature of subjects with lordosis (sway back). It also showed that Rolfing® enhances neurological functioning.



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