I’m often asked by clients, “What is Rolfing?” Rolfing is a holistic therapy commonly used for chronic pain (neck and back pain, plantar fasciitis, shoulder pain, etc.). Often confused with deep tissue massage, Rolfing is actually a scientifically based bodywork modality that makes lasting changes to your posture and movement. To know more about rolfing contact Pro Physiotherapy – Physiotherapy at home in Bangalore.
A Rolfer gently realigns your body by skilled manipulation of your soft tissue. It’s like having chiropractic treatment for muscles.
The goal of Rolfing is to improve your posture and alignment. Over time, injuries, accidents, illnesses, and poor body mechanics create muscular imbalances that cause slouching and crookedness, resulting in back and neck pain, shoulder pain, and other chronic pain conditions.
Rolfing is the study of form and function. The alignment of your body determines how it will move, just like the alignment of the tires on your car will determine how straight it travels down the road. If your leg is rotated out or your hip is hiked up, it affects your movement.
Similarly, the way you move your body from an acquired habit will affect your form or posture. If you broke your leg in your teenage, for example, and had a cast on that immobilized your knee joint, you may have developed the habit of not bending that knee while walking if you didn’t do proper physiotherapy. Over time, the compensations in your body will contribute to a rotation of the femur (thigh bone) and one hip being higher than another and it causes postural changes, your normal spinal curve also will change in a long time.
What exactly is Rolfing? It’s not massage, not chiropractic, and not exactly physical therapy. So then, what is it? Here is where you can learn the nitty-gritty of Rolfing, what it is, and what it definitively is NOT.
How does rolfing work?
Rolfing can sometimes seem like magic to those who experience the treatments and those who witness the great results. How, exactly, does Rolfing so dramatically shift posture and movement? How does it make significant visual changes to the human body? There are many theories about how Rolfing treatments function, and as we continue to learn more about the nature of fascia, we are better equipped to understand the process of Rolfing.
Who benefits from rolfing?
One of the most frequent questions I am asked is, “Who needs Rolfing?” The reality is, Rolfing can be an effective treatment for people from all walks of life, including actors, athletes, dancers, performers, office workers, yogis, and many, many more.
Rolfing gets relief from a variety of pain-related symptoms, including plantar fasciitis, neck and shoulder pain, back pain, and hip pain. Pro Physiotherapy provides Rolfing an alternative to physiotherapy at home in Bangalore.