Category Archives: Rolfing Structural Integration

How does Rolfing®structural integration change connective tissue?

We can only speculate. There have been no double blind studies on changing connective tissue using structural integration techniques. In the beginning of Ida Rolf’s work, Dr. Rolf by experience knew only of working with dead connective tissue. She had … Continue reading

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Riding In the Clown Cars of Structural Integration

Some folks who do this work called “structural integration” will know this feeling. The feeling happens when we are having a conversation with someone about our work, maybe even a Rolf Institute of Structural Integration graduate, and BLAM the practitioner … Continue reading

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What is the discipline of structural integration?

“It feels so good” just won’t do the job here. The original Granny’s recipe was designed by Ida Rolf to provide an approach to her subjective and artistic world of integration. The design always was capable of adaptation to differing … Continue reading

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Plantar fasciitis and Necrotizing fasciosis

At last, a new post, wherein I reveal that a near-pathological attention to the details and how they fit into the overall structure and movement of the body and a certain preoccupation with death leads me to fall with glad … Continue reading

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Stephen Porges and a 5,000 year old anti-anxiety technique

Fortunately, religious Hebrew people kept on saying and singing the “Shema” (trans. “Hear”)even though it was not scientifically proven. The polyvagal theorist Stephen Porges Ph.D. has informed us that there is a physiologic basis for calming us down which we … Continue reading

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Talent, Training, and Technique: A Primer for Wanna Be Rolfers™

Sitting around the city campfire (coffee shop, 16th and Pine, Philadelphia) this morning with the visiting Judith Peterson M.D., I told Judith that I was trying to write this blog about the role of talent in the structural and movement … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Ida! (May 19,1896-March 19, 1979)

If Ida Rolf were still alive at 117 years on May 19, I feel certain she would be on Facebook receiving salutations. As it is, Rolfers especially speak of her during this time, running children’s clinics and throwing major and … Continue reading

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Rolfing Structural Integration: How Can It Last?

Dear Readers, please notice that I did NOT say, Why Can It Last? That would be a God question, and since I am neither a theologian or a god, I can’t speak to that. Neither are there reams nor even … Continue reading

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The Rolfing® Policewoman talks: The Morality of Posture

There are a lot of “shoulds” involved with posture. Posture is often used to denote holding of ourselves in certain ways which have been handed down by our cultural heroes. We can look at ourselves in a picture with our … Continue reading

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Rolfing®Structural Integration: the Big Picture

It is not that often that I find myself hanging out with folks who have a real Picasso drawing hanging in their bathroom, but I can do it. What first impressed me about these folks and their guests was that … Continue reading

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