Rolfing Structural Integration is the theory and practice of organizing the human being in the field of gravity. Its goal is to enhance the person’s structural integrity, which is manifest in the person’s ability to function economically in relation to the environment. Rolfing accomplishes this by addressing imbalances in the body’s connective tissue matrix, as well as by helping the client find more functional options regarding patterns of movement, perception and cognition.
Neural Manipulation facilitates free movement of the nerves in their surroundings; that is, in relation to adjacent muscles, fascia, narrow passages in the aponeurosis, organs and bones. A nerve only functions optimally when it is able to move freely in its surrounding tissues.
DermoNeuroModulation, is a structured, interactive approach to manual therapy that considers the nervous system of the patient from skin cell to sense of self. Techniques are slow, light, kind, intelligent, responsive and effective.
Education empowers clients, moving ownership of the solution from the hands of the therapist to the hands of the client. Once a client owns the solution to their problem they no longer need to rely on a therapist for help.
Rolf Movement Integration is a somatic sensory-motor approach to movement education that helps clients optimize and sustain structural ease through balanced movement behavior.
Explain Pain is education based in scientific evidence that knowing why we hurt can be the most powerful tool to overcoming chronic pain.
Corrective Exercises are personalized exercises that bring the body back into balance, helping to eliminate the dysfunctions that cause pain.
Fascial Fitness provides a practical, research-based framework for optimizing the critical role of the fascia system in human movement using targeted training techniques.
Dr. Ida Rolf Institute
University of California
Instructor: Juan David Velez