Founder Dr. Ida P. Rolf
A Newport Beach Physical
Therapist winner of the
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:
repetitive motion injury
is also an excellent foundation for and complement
to yoga, Pilates and other personal wellness practices.
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.
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.
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.
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.