Rolfing Frequently Asked Questions

Does Rolfing Hurt?

Ask people what they have heard about Rolfing and most will tell you 'it hurts'. This reputation for being painful comes from the early years of Rolfing. Today, Rolfers realize that change happens more effectively if the body is not tensing in response to pain. I prefer working within each client's comfort level to maximize the benefits of each session.

How is Rolfing Different from Chiropractors and Massage Therapists?

Chiropractors work to realign bones and joints. Massage Therapists focus on relaxing individual muscles. Rolfers adjust the connective tissues, which then realigns the entire body, allowing longer- term results.

Do I Have to Commit to Ten Sessions?

No. While Rolfing is considered most effective as a whole series, fewer sessions are still beneficial. A client can come on a trial basis for 1-3 sessions to see if they are comfortable with Rolfing.

Can Pregnant Women and Children Receive Rolfing?

Yes. It is very beneficial for women at any stage of pregnancy. Rolfing helps prepare the body for conception, helps ease physical adjustments during the pregnancy, and realigns the body after giving birth.

Rolfing is also wonderful for children of all ages. My youngest client was four hours old. It has been shown that the stress and physical manipulation that children endure during the birthing process can lead to ear infections, asthma and learning difficulties later in life. Rolfing releases the stress and physical blockages, allowing children a healthier life and helps prevent future problems.

How Often Should I Have Rolfing Done?

It is recommended that you come in anywhere between once a week and once a month. After the first session, we can evaluate what schedule would be most appropriate for you.

What Should I Wear?

Most clients, both men and women, receive Rolfing while wearing their underwear. However, if you would feel more comfortable, you may wear short cotton gym shorts. Women, please do not wear a sports bra as it restricts the work done along the spine.

How Long Are Rolfing Sessions?

Appointments typically last 75 minutes. Initial visits often run longer to allow time to discuss your health history.

Does Insurance Cover Rolfing?

Most insurance providers do not cover Rolfing. However, most flex plans will allow Rolfing. I will provide you with a receipt if you wish.

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