Rolfing

What is Rolfing® Structural Integration?
Rolfing® Structural Integration is a hands-on manipulation developed by Dr. Ida P. Rolf that works on the connective tissue 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, and aging. 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 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. Research has demonstrated 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.

Benefits of Rolfing

  • Improved Posture and Alignment
  • Decreased Aches and Pains
  • Increased Flexibility
  • Improved Movement Patterns
  • Improved Breathing Patterns
  • Increased Body Awareness
  • Improved Athletic Performance
  • Improved Everyday Performance
  • Personal Growth

Patty Murphy
Certified Rolfing® Practitioner

Patty began her career as a Massage Therapist in 2002 graduating from the Somerset School of Massage Therapy in New Jersey. After practicing massage for four years she found herself looking for a more efficient way to help her clients achieve a more permanent source of pain relief and headed to the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration in Boulder, Colorado.

Patty has now been practicing as a Certified Rolfer™ since 2007 and is constantly working to continue to educate herself and bring her clients more effective treatments. She has continued her studies to include CranioSacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Neuromeningeal Manipulation with the Barral Institute, and Nerve Mobilization for Structural Integrators, and she has also completed a 200 hour teacher's certification in Hatha Yoga.

For more information
or to schedule an appointment,
call Patty at (877) 641-5708