Transforming the Bodies Matrix
While connective tissue is deformed by stresses placed upon it, often resulting in pain and dysfunction, it is also this plastic capacity in the tissue that permits its re-configuration through the Rolfing process.
The sensory input from the touch/pressure applied by the Rolfer, coupled with appropriate movement provided by the client, taps into the self-regulating mechanisms of the body, hydrating tissue and allowing it to soften and lengthen.
However, it is not only our tissues which become rigid and unyielding, our patterns of movement also develop fixations and these will eventually emerge as problems in the muscles, joints and organs. Stuck tissue can be partly addressed through manual therapy but stuck patterns of movement need to be addressed in terms of perception and coordination.
Rolfing employs both manual and perceptual techniques to encourage the self-organizing, self-healing capacity of the human organism to begin the re-organization of the body and the re-patterning of the nervous system.
Movement becomes easier and more fluid. Pain disappears entirely or is greatly reduced.
Rolfing differs from other forms of bodywork in that it is not something that is ‘done’ to the client. The client is not a passive recipient who is worked on by the Rolfer but an active participant who transforms themselves. This participation is vital to the process of change.
The body is a self-regulating system which organizes itself around sensation and movement – to put it very simply, the Rolfer provides appropriate sensation and the client provides the appropriate movement – the body re-orders itself around these two inputs.
Overcoming the structural problems you face
At the beginning of a Rolfing series, I can either start you on the 1st session of Rolfing or take you through an initial session which will address some of your problems and during which I can outline exactly how Rolfing Works.
Generally, I advise clients who commence the ‘ten series’ to do the first three sessions and then see if they wish to continue.
Call today to discuss how Rolfing can help balance your body
on 0422 742 045 or Book a Session.
I look forward to being able to assist you.