Who should consider Rolfing® Structural Integration

Rolfing® Structural Integration is for everyone who wants to experience more comfort while upright in gravity, more length in their body, and more refined movement in their sport / art.

People who have Rolfers™ on their team of wellness practitioners

include people who want:

  • to maintain a balanced posture while they age
  • a performance edge to their sport / art
  • to recover after traumatic stress experiences
  • to align their mind and heart with a body free from old behavioural patterns
  • freedom from chronic structural pain
  • greater balance while sitting, standing, and walking
  • increased mobility in their whole body during their movements
  • length in their spine, to feel more upright
  • their feet to have a dynamic range of motion
  • their breath to have three-dimensional ease
  • greater body mindfulness

Contraindications to Rolfing® Structural Integration

There are some conditions that would require caution and even be prohibitive to receiving Rolfing work.  Clients who have unique medical circumstances are encouraged to speak to their doctor to find out if deep tissue manipulation will support their wellness. The following conditions would warrant caution, so please let your Rolfer™ know if you have:

  • Abscesses
  • Aneurysm
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Lupus
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Scleroderma
    • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Bipolar disorder (manic – depressive)
  • Bone fractures or acute soft tissue injuries
  • Borderline
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cancer
  • Cortisone treatments
  • Diabetes
  • Embolism or Thrombus
  • Epilepsy
  • Headaches
  • Heart conditions
  • Hemangioma
  • Hemophilia
  • High blood pressure (extreme)
  • Inflammatory conditions (tendonitis, bursitis)
  • Infectious conditions (HIV)
  • I.U.D.
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pain medication use
  • Pregnancy
  • Surgery, Scar tissue
  • Varicose veins
  • Whiplash

List by Robert Schleip, Til Luchau, and John Schewe, 2008