Dr Ida Rolf

Rolfing Structural Integration is the original work of Dr Ida P Rolf.

This is a form of work that assists the human body in moving to a place of better balance, better organization, and greater overall freedom and wholeness.

Rolfing is a scientifically validated process of restructuring the body through movement, touch and education. It is a process of treatments (usually but not always a 10-series process) to correct imbalances brought on by years of poor posture, improper use of the body (such as carrying heavy loads on one side), stress, injury, trauma and other factors.

Thus the body is restored to its original structure as in integrated whole, instead of being as if its different parts are not properly connected. This brings long-term relief to aches, pains and other problems related to the body’s structure, as the causes of these problems are corrected.

Rolfing is particularly beneficial for people with distored body structures such as those with scoliosis or abnormal left-right curvature of the spine. However, anyone with chronic aches and pain will benefit from structural integration.