Does Rolfing hurt?
Rolfing in the early days had a reputation for being painful. The Rolfing community has developed new ways of working gently with the body. I will check in with you often, especially in the beginning to know how you are doing. You are in charge. If what I am doing feels "too anything" let me know so that I can adjust my touch. My work may vary anywhere from deep to quite gentle. If you have been of the opinion that "no pain, no gain" is the only way to receive benefit we will work together so you can experience other options. Rolfing can be uncomfortable at times but should never feel sharply painful or overwhelming.
How is Rolfing different from chiropractic and massage?
Rolfers work with the connective tissue, fascia, tendons, ligaments. The simplest way to explain this is by using an analogy of a kite. The wooden part of the kite would be the bones, (Chiropractors domain), the fabric would be the muscles, (massage therapists domain), the string that surrounds the perimeter and connects all area or the kite is the connective tissue, (Rolfer's domain). If you break one of the wooden parts it only effects that area, the fabric being torn effects that area, but if you twist or have restrictions in any part of the string it effects the entire kite. The work of Chiropractic and massage both have benefits but for the effects to last you have to remove the restrictions in the connective tissue that will continue to pull the body out of alignment.
Do the changes from Rolfing last?
Yes. Photos show the changes from Rolfing to be long lasting. We work together to make modifications in your alignment and then teach the skills needed to maintain those new options.
Do I have to commit to an extended series of sessions?
No. Rolfing was developed as a Basic 10 series which is a systematic approach to effect all areas of your structure. Each session lays the groundwork for the next session by providing the support and adaptibility for the changes to come. If it has taken 20 or more years to get your body where it is, it may take us a couple of extra sessions to bring about the desired change. There are other times where a couple of session may be done as "fix it" work or post Basic 10 series as a "tune up".
Can children receive Rolfing?
Yes. There are many childhood issues that can benefit from Rolfing. A few examples are bowed legs, pigeon toed, scoliosis.
How often should I come?
For best results, appointments are set up 1-3 weeks apart. They can be as close together as twice a week or as far apart as monthly if there are scheduling or other issues.
What do I wear?
Rolfing, unlike other types of body work is done with the client wearing either their underwear or bathing suit. Sessions are very interactive and each session will begin and end with assessments that may include walking, bending, sitting. You may also be required to get off the table during the session for re-evaluation. The best styles are standard bra and panties or 2 piece swimsuit for women and briefs or boxer briefs with close fitting legs, or Speedo type swimwear. Sports bras with T-backs tend to limit access to areas. If you are not sure bring it with you to a session for me to see or call.
How long are Rolfing sessions?
Sessions are booked for 75 minutes with the first one being about 90 minutes. Each session will include pre and post assessments and approximately 1 hour on the table.
How much does it cost?
My fee is $130 per session and payment may be made with cash, checks and credit card. Payments can also be made via Payal. Payment is expected at the time of service. On a case by case basis care is provided for those with need of service but the inability to pay. Reduced fee for children under 16. Please also see Cancellation Policy under Clients Rights and Responsibilities.
Does insurance cover Rolfing?
Unfortunately, most insurance does not cover Rolfing at this time. However, check with the administrator of you flexible medical spending and health care savings account for eligibility as a covered expense.
Client Rights and Responsibilities
- Sessions will start and end on time.
- You will be treated with respect.
- CANCELLATIONS need to be made 24 hours prior to your appointment or you will be charged for a full session.
- Should payment by check be returned by the bank unpaid, a $30.00 non-sufficient funds fee will be charged.
- Your records will be kept confidential and the information will not be discussed with anyone without your permission.
- Should you require a copy of your records, your request must be in writing and a $25 fee will be assessed. You should received the records within 30 days.