ROLFING EXCELS AT ELIMINATING PAIN & INJURIES & RESTORING RANGE OF MOTION
You will be amazed at how rapidly and completely Rolfing will eliminate your pain and restrictions, even issues commonly thought to be complex or even needing surgery.
Adhesions in the fascia/connective tissue are the primary source of pain, inflexibility and stiffness in the body. When you are hurting it is easy to think the problem must be a serious joint problem or even a disease process. It is often diagnosed as such but is actually quite rare! Fascia and its role in pain in the body has been vastly underestimated and ignored. Rolfing is the therapy developed to specifically deal with this issue and is the most effective therapy, as it goes directly to the cause.
I have more than 15,000 hours of experience, and have probably seen the issue you are dealing with call me and I will happily talk to you about whether Rolfing may help.
Neck pain has met its match with Rolfing. Rolfing is the only therapy which reaches deep into the thick fascia of the neck, deep down past the superficial tissues to right up by the cervical vertebrae themselves in what is known as the Laminar Groove.
It is here, in this groove (the red highlighted area in the illustration), that the chronic ache and stiffness of the neck actually lurks. Only when this deepest layer of fascia is released does one experience permanent relief in the neck which is usually blamed on arthritis or degenerative conditions.
Wonder why you can’t look out the back of your car easily?It is not a bone problem, it is not a muscle problem, it is a fascia problem. Whiplash, golfing strain on the neck, work related injuries etc all respond readily to Rolfing.
If you look around at people walking, you will see that as people age one of the first things to go is the freedom of movement at the hips. Eventually from stiffness they begin to shuffle as they walk, not bend down to pick things up, restrict their activities, take medication, stop dancing and overall limit their enjoyment of life.
Before Rolfing there was little anyone could do about restrictions in the hip but that is a thing of the past. The one thing almost every client I work on has said is how much younger they feel because of the incredible changes in their hips. Stop shuffling and start moving freely again. Rolfing corrects even serious hip problems, I have personally helped many people completely avoid hip surgery.
The Low Back
Nearly everyone has low back pain or stiffness today. Adjustments and stretching are just not sufficient to eliminate the problem long term. The problem is that the low back is one of most dense parts of the body with strong, thick layers of fascia. This fascia is assisting the entire upper body to balance on top of the sacrum and it gets extremely tense over time. The deepest low back muscle is the quadratus lumborum or ql for short. Once the therapy has reached the ql for release, permanent change is at hand.
The other primary issue in the low back is the fact that most all of the back muscles attach to the sacrum and hip bone. But almost all of the hip muscles (the lateral rotators) also attach to the sacrum and the hip bone. So anyone with a low back problem really has a hip problem too and anyone with a hip problem also has a low back problem. In Rolfing we set out to accomplish what we call “freeing the sacrum” to create permanent results for the low back and/or hips.
Because of the very deep nature of Rolfing treatments, Rolfing is able to penetrate these thick layers and release tensions from an entire lifetime giving you a new low back. Stop accepting low back pain as "part of life" it is not necessary!
Rolfing vs Tendonitis
Tendonitis is thought to be a complex condition which is difficult to treat. Not so for Rolfers. As a reminder, a tendon is the tissue which connects a muscle to a bone and it very frequently gets strained and inflamed which is named tendonitis. Tendonitis is frequently misdiagnosed however as arthritis, bursitis, joint problems- cartilage tears, “bone on bone” or “needing to be cleaned up in there”.
Tendonitis can be very persistent and extremely painful and so great lengths are often gone to to remedy it. But if you think for just a moment about what it really is, the solution becomes readily apparent.
Sustained contratctions and overuse/repetitive contractions of a muscle leads to the formation of connective tissue adhesions in the muscle body. These adhesions prevent the muscle from relaxing back into the natural full length. As a result a tension is maintained on the tendon even when you are resting it, relaxed or sleeping. Over time this tension on the tendon leads to micro tearing in the tendon fiber which cause pain and inflammation- tendonitis.
So, obviously the cure for tendonitis is not inflammation reduction therapies- acupuncture, NSAIDS, taping, stretches, magnets, copper, creams, salves, homeopathics, rest, diet, herbs, gizmo’s or the like! Those will help the symptom of pain but not correct the problem! The CURE FOR TENDONITIS is to remove the adhesions in the muscle that are preventing the constant tension on the tendon from being released! Release the fascia with Rolfing for permanent and rapid cure of tendonitis.
Rolfing effectively and rapidly corrects:
Tendonitis- golfers elbow, tennis elbow
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Lumbar disc compression
Thoracic outlet syndrome
Shoulder sprain- rotator cuff injuries
Bulging disc pain
Degenerative disc disease symptoms
Hip replacement prevention
Repetitive stress injuries
Arthritis symptoms reduced
IT band strain and pain
Weakness of grip
Low back pain
anywhere and everywhere in the body that has pain due to overuse, sprain/strain even decades old.