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ROLF Method Structural Integration

Dr. Ida P. Rolf, founder of Structural Integration
Dr. Ida P. Rolf was the founder of Structural Integration (known also as Rolfing®). Dr. Rolf earned her Ph.D. in biochemistry from the College of Physicians & Surgeons at Columbia University, and worked at the Rockefeller Institute for 12 years in the Chemotherapy and Organic Chemistry departments. She was the first person to discover and study the plastic and elastic properties of fascia. Dr. Rolf studied many different theories in the development and refinement of her work and developed a training program so that the work would continue. There are presently 20 schools of Structural Integration recognised by the International Association of Structural Integrators (IASI).

“Go around the problem; get the system sufficiently resilient so that it is able to change, and it will change. It doesn’t have to be forced. It’s that forcing that you have to avoid at all costs.”

“We want to get people out of the place where gravity is the enemy, and into the place where gravity reinforces them as a nourishing force.”

“Fascia is the organ of posture. Nobody ever says this; all the talk is about muscles. Yet this is a very important concept, and because this is so important, we as Rolfers must understand both the anatomy and the physiology, but especially the anatomy of fascia. The body is a web of fascia. A spiderweb is in a plane. This web is in a sphere. We can trace the lines of that web to get an understanding of how what we see in a body works. For example, why, when we work with the superficial fascia, does this change the tone of the fascia as a whole?”

- Ida P. Rolf, Ph.D. from Rolfing and Physical Reality

Dr. Rolf Explains Rolfing®

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