How Rolfing Can Improve Posture and Well-Being and Eliminate Stress

How Rolfing Can Improve Posture and Well-Being and Eliminate Stress

The following article is a guest post.

If you are a working person, then you probably know what stress is.

These days, people are drenched in their work just for the sake of earning money. Without adequate money in the bank, you can’t gratify the demands of your family, put food in your mouth or a roof over your head.

Now almost everything is computerized. Many people spend eight hours a day in front of their computers working. And when they get home they will probably spend longer shopping online or playing games.

For office workers, stress in the back, neck and thighs is common.

The stress that office work and computer use put on the body can cause poor posture and repetitive stress related injuries.

How Rolfing Can Help You Manage Your Stress?

Rolfing is the exploitation of connective tissue to relieve pain, tension and stress.

Rolfing is a treatment that was developed in 1971 by American biochemist, Dr. Ida Rolf. Dr. Rolf found that the human body was a web-like system of energy and myofascial tissue. This tissue is thin and very strong, with elastic properties.

Dr. Rolf took a holistic view of the human body.

She didn’t advocate trying to deal with the symptoms of stress and tension in isolation. So she developed a system to organize the body with gravity.

Gravity is the primary force that acts upon everything found on our planet. Dr. Rolf found that a well aligned body had fewer problems than a poorly aligned one, and that aligning the body made the complaints caused by modern life easier to deal with.

How is Rolfing Performed?

Rolfing is often confused with deep tissue massage, but it is quite different.

It will be performed on clean skin without the use of oil or other lubricants. Rolfing sessions usually last for an hour.

The Rolfer will follow a ‘recipe’. Your first session will focus on optimizing the breathing. The second session will focus on optimizing stability. The third – on the rib cage, waist and lower back. In the fourth and fifth session the Rolfer will work on the core of the body. The next one will be about the spine and so on. Until the tenth session, when the Rolfer will work on integrating the whole body.

You can learn more about the Rolfing recipe here.

Benefits of Rolfing Treatment

Deeply held emotional traumas and memories maybe stored within the body, the traumas will be brought to the surface so they can be processed and forgotten. Releasing emotional trauma will improve your mental health and mood.

  • Once the stress in the back and neck is removed, you will be able to maintain good posture.
  • Rolfing is free of side effects but emotional pain is quite common as emotional trauma is brought out.

The pain or discomfort will vary depending upon the patient and the amount of emotional charge that is associated with the injury or strain being worked.


This post was written and supplied on behalf of Rolfing Fitsmile London, Rolfing information and testimonial videos can be found here.

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