Rolfing® Structural Integration
at Natural Health Center
Rolfing® structural integration focuses on fascia, which is the protective layer surrounding our muscles, bones and organs. Fascia gives muscles their shape and the body its structure. Over time, however, the continuing pull of gravity, the stress of daily activities, and physical injuries can pull the body out of alignment. The fascia shortens, tightens and adjusts to accommodate the misalignment. This condition creates inefficiency and imbalance, resulting in stiffness, discomfort and loss of energy.
Rolfing® structural integration practitioners align and balance the body by applying pressure to lengthen and reposition the fascia. As fascia is released and lengthened, it allows the muscles to move more efficiently. Aligned, balanced and in an optimal position, the body moves with greater ease, requiring less energy. Good posture is effortless; breathing is easier. The body becomes more flexible and more coordinated, and performance improves.
Rolfing®, Rolfer™, Rolf Movement® and the Little Boy Logo are service marks of The Rolf Institute of Structural Integration®, Boulder, CO.
Rolfing® designates the Rolf Institute’s brand of structural integration, the discipline developed by the late Ida P. Rolf, Ph.D. While the Rolf Institute is Dr. Rolf’s original school of structural integration, it is now one of many schools of structural integration; and Rolfing® structural integration designates the practice of structural integration by graduate members of the Rolf Institute, who are licensed to use its service marks.