Who comes for Rolfing® sessions?

Everyone! Those wanting easier, more confident movement, those wanting to enhance their posture at an audition, interview, or important meeting, and those wanting a better understanding of how to achieve and restore free and graceful movement. Athletes, homemakers, parents, executives, laborers, service workers, teens/tweens, anyone who wants to feel freer and clearer and more knowledgeable about their movement.  Many of the well-meaning ideas we’ve incorporated into our own self-care about “good movement” are actually doing us harm.  “Engaging the core”, “standing up straight”, and other such directions have caused many problems for people, including herniated discs and nerve pain.

Clients who come for Rolfing sessions commonly report:

  • increased comfort
  • relief of chronic tension and pain
  • increased ability to handle stress and changes
  • improved posture
  • increased flexibility
  • more energy
  • increased ease of movement
  • feelings of openness and spaciousness
  • increased emotional well-being
  • feelings of lightness
  • better balance
  • titrated release of stored trauma



Three common reasons given for beginning sessions are:


Often as a last-ditch “Ive tried everything else; maybe this can help”  Rolfing practitioners often have good success when “everything else” has been tried, because Rolfing addresses the RELATIONSHIPS between parts.  

“If I didn’t know better, I’d be all over town trying to get relief for my foot pain, which is actually a symptom of nerve irritation from my unstable sacrum since childbirth. There’s no amount of help directed at my foot that’s going to solve it.  I have no symptoms at or around my sacrum.”

“Things haven’t felt the same since my car accident, even though the MRI shows nothing.”


Prevention and performance enhancement.

“I’m not in pain, but things don’t feel great.  They don’t feel like they’re going to be happy 10 or 20 years from now.”

“I want to be able to exercise with less tightness.”



“My foot has always turned out funny, and I have a funny walk.”  

“I slump.”  

“I’d like to look more confident.”

“My shoulders are crooked.”

“I always look depressed and sunken in.”