History of Rolfing

Structural Integration is named 'Rolfing' in honor of its creator, Dr. Ida P. Rolf. Dr. Rolf received her Ph.D. in biochemistry from Columbia University in 1920 and furthered her knowledge of the body through scientific research in organic chemistry at the Rockefeller Institute. Her extensive search for solutions to health problems led her to examine many systems that studied the effects of structure on function such as osteopathy, yoga, and chiropractic medicine. Dr. Rolf combined research with her scientific knowledge to stimulate a deeper appreciation of the body's structural order, resulting in the theory and practice of Structural Integration/Rolfing.

The Rolf Institute's international headquarters is located in Boulder, Colorado, with offices in Germany, Australia, Japan, and Brazil. Currently, there are Certified Rolfers in 27 different countries.

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