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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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Tensional Integrity in our Bodies

Of all the weirdo ideas of the past century that turned out to be true, I believe Ida Rolf’s idea that the body is a “tensegrity” structure is probably the weirdest. She did love Buckminster Fuller. Think of it: a … Continue reading

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Ida Rolf and her “object relationship” with gravity

A few weeks back one of my clients who knew of my long time interest in Ericksonian psychotherapy asked me if I would go to a Philadelphia workshop on couples relationships with Bill O’Hanlon, one of the leading proponents of … 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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Rolfing® Structural Integration Definition in 120 Words

Rolfing® Structural Integration is a complex system of re-ordering, re-aligning, and restoring a person to balance in structure and function. Rolfers™ are trained to become aware of patterns and currents of structure and function and do their best with the … Continue reading

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Advanced Rolfing®Structural Integration

Let’s get this straight: every move a Rolfer™ makes advances a certain idea of structure. This idea is learned bit by bit, and with persistence, emerges as an integrative body/mind operating procedure that can be followed with individuals who present … Continue reading

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Rolfing® definition in 72 words (The official definition)

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 … Continue reading

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Rolfing® Structural Integration definition in 32 words

Rolfing Structural Integration: a method of body knolling to the core. Plus function.  No knolled desk, even one of Tom Sach’s, has ever been into walking with a cross-crawl motion —– that I know of, heh heh. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-CTkbHnpNQ&feature=BFa&list=SPC39A0360F5799668&index=9/   Bookmark … Continue reading

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Linda presents at RISI Membership Conference part deux: musings on “taxa”

The field of biological nomenclature has never been so challenged as when in the late 1980’s an intellectual Rolfer™ (oxymoron alert!) got hold of the word “taxons” to describe the different ways that Rolfers can approach their work and managed … Continue reading

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