Learn about the natural health benefits of Rolfing Structural Integration & find an Rolfing Structural Integration practitioner/clinic in Auckland, Hamilton, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin to assist you further within New Zealand.
Fact: Evolved out of a number of other therapies such as osteopathy and yoga
Founded: By Dr Ida P. Rolf (US) in 1930s
WHAT EXACTLY IS ROLFING?
People seek Structural integration as a way to ease pain and chronic stress and improve performance in their professional and daily activities. For athletes, movement and flexibility are critical to optimum training. Athletes, musicians, performers, children, and people from all walks of life will benefit from Structural Integration. It is perfect for anyone wishing to improve the way in which his or her body functions and feels.
Benefits reported by Structural Integration clients include:
IS ROLFING THE RIGHT THERAPY FOR YOU?
Each session starts and ends with viewing of the person’s structure. Most clients go through the session in their underwear, (boxers, sports bra, shorts etc). It is better for the practitioner if the back area is free of restrictive clothing. Once you are on the table you can request a sheet to cover yourself if you need it.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM ROLFING SESSIONS
CAN CHILDREN RECEIVE ROLFING?
Correcting structural patterns in children can serve as a preventive measure for potential problematic patterns in the young. Children watch and learn how we carry ourselves and they will naturally mimic their parent's language, movement and other modes of expression. Childhood patterns such as scoliosis, pigeon toes, knock-knees, rounded legs, poor posture, and general growing pains can be reversed. Working with children is gentle and rarely requires the same amount of time that adults bodies need.
It is wise to carry out some research and select a practitioner who is either a member of, or accredited by, an association or professional body such as the NZ Charter of Health Practitioners. Rolfing practitioners are obligated to a code of ethics and procedure that determines the therapy is carried out in a suitable and safe environment. These regulations also guarantee a specialist who has undergone certifiable training and receives professional upskilling.
FINDING A SUITABLE ROLFING PRACTITIONER
*Extracted from http://www.structural-integration.net
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