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Rolfing Rhymes With Golfing

Ever heard of Rolfing? Well, let me tell you it is a kind of bodywork involving soft tissue manipulation. Named after its creator, Dr. Ida P. Rolf, it can dramatically alter a person's posture and overall structure.

Rolfing is similar to deep tissue massage, but it is also so much more. Using deep manipulation of the body's soft tissue and bones, it realigns and balances the body's muscular structure.

Rolfing can also help relieve chronic pain, improve breathing, increase energy, and decrease physical and emotional stress. A basic Rolfing treatment consists of 10 sessions that last between 60 and 90 minutes and cost about $100 each. The sessions are spaced a week or longer apart.

Fit's Tips: The bad thing? Since Rolfing involves vigorous deep tissue manipulation, it is often described as uncomfortable and sometimes painful, especially during the first several sessions. Talk to your Rolfer first to find out what your experience might be like.

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rolfer rolfer 7 years
To respond to the question of how to find a local Rolfer, the Rolf Institute website ( has listings for the various states and countries.
SeptemberLights SeptemberLights 9 years
i always see rolfing adds in our local alternative newspaper, i never knew what it was until now.
smeehle smeehle 9 years
Anyone have tips on finding a rolfer in my area? Or what to look for in a rolfer?
redsugar redsugar 9 years
Holy crap! I'd have to take out a loan to be rolfed.
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