IS ROLFING® FOR ME?
There are many ways in which Rolfing® can help
The role of fascia is to produce support, also works as a sliding surface between our body parts so movement can exist. The fascial network relates all the elements in out body structure. There are many factors that will influence the condition of our fascia, such as, postural patterns, imitation, emotions, trauma, injuries and activities.
Depending on our history and habits this sliding capacity will be restricted or lost in certain areas of our body and will start affecting our mobility and proper body function.
We have learned to live with pain and being uncomfortable in our bodies and taking it as normal. Is not easy to change years of habits and restrictions. Rolfing® works intelligently on unwinding this restrictions and re-educating movement.
This is one of the most important effects of Rolfing®. It changes posture and postural habits.
We work always in relationship with the client with the understanding that only through experience is that the nervous system will find new ways of organizing the structure.
We enable the body and empower the person to recognize dysfunctional patterns, establish new patterns and sustain them.
In Rolfing® we work holistically, aiming to integrate the person in a new way rather than fixing problems.
By easing the restrictions in the fascia we free the nervous system and decompress the body. That will help reduce or disappear chronic pain. In Rolfing® we are never looking for fixing things even though things get fixed.
We understand that a chronic pain is an expression of many compensations in the structure. As the structure functions in a more harmonic way and the person gains awareness, the pain will cease to manifest and the body will heal.
Many times in sports, performance is limited by the way we move. By understanding from where and how to move specific areas of the body and enabling the body to have a new coordination, sports performance can improve dramatically.
It is also a very good way of staying away from injuries, The structure of the connective tissue (tendons, ligaments, joint capsules, etc) is often responsible for sports injuries and low performance such as a torn ligaments, muscle spasms, knee pain, etc. In many cases the problem is not in the musculature or the skeleton.
A standard training protocol will include cardiovascular conditioning, coordination and strength, often neglecting the fascial network.
Rolfing® helps to keep the connective tissue, healthy, elastic and resilient.
IMPROVE YOUR YOGA PRACTICE
I heard from some people that the 10 session Rolfing® are
like doing Iyengar yoga for 3 years.
The fact is that it definitely can help improve our yoga practice as it enhances proprioception, we know better the alignment, we generate the movements from the core and the fascia is more organized, making us understand the postures and the practice in a better way.
You can even be "rolfed" in yoga postures if the conditions of your body allow it.