Rolfing, Back in Style - Vogue Magazine
Twisted and contorted from hunching over a keyboard, and lugging a massive tote, Heidi Julavits looks to a modern take on a 60's era technique (Rolfing) to perfect her posture.
An Open Universe - Massage and Bodywork Magazine
An in depth look at Ida Rolf's Ten Series of Structural Integration, by David Davis - long time Rolf Practitioner, and Guild Instructer.
"Cell biologists spoke about how fascial cells alter gene expression in response to force, while biomechanics researchers detailed how interactions between fascial cells and the extracellular matrix contribute to whole body mobility." - David Grimm
New-Age Fitness - Outside Bozeman
"Frankly, I find it kind of interesting that yoga, Pilates, and Rolfing are considered new-age fitness given that they’ve been around anywhere between 50 and 5,000 years." Kim Thielman-Ibes
The Architecture of Life - American Scientific Magazine
A universal set of building rules seem to guide the design of organic structures -- from simple carbon compounds to complex cells and tissues.
"While we plan to publish our research in scientific journals in 2006... this article is our way of sharing our experience and insights with our bodywork colleagues." Werner Klinger, M.D.; Robert Schleip, M.A.; and Adjo Zorn, Ph.D.
“Your brain contains swaths of tissue that literally hold point-to-point maps of each body part – hands, fingers, tongue, arms, legs... Why we did not see the close match between the science we describe and the methods of Structural Integration escapes me." Sandra Blakeslee
"The scientists found that most running injuries, which occur below the knee, are caused by what's above the knee. After reviewing 28 years of studies, they determined that the most likely culprit for an aching arch or a strained Achilles tendon wasn't the foot or the knee, but the hip." Christopher McDougall
Structural Integration Videos
Robert Toparek, an Advanced Certified Rolf Practitioner states "We found after long term studies, that not only are the changes of the 10 sessions permanent, but actually progressive – in that each of these children seems to be doing much, much better one year later, sometimes as much as five years later."
Rolfing® Structural Integration and the Vikings; 1997 video clip by Rod Simon on 'Inside the Vikings'.
This is a clip from Dateline NBC on 7/14/96 about world famous pianist Leon Fleisher's use of Rolfing to recover from debilitating wrist and hand pain.
Asked how to relieve chronic tension when the effects of massage were only transitory, Dr. Oz explains the benefits of Rolfing Structural Integration and recieves a demonstration on the Oprah Winfrey Show.
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