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Old 06-09-2008, 10:02 PM   #1
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Thread on Rolfing

Here is a pretty in-depth thread on rolfing up through the 9th session (apparently there are typically 10 sessions for a "full" treatment).

This really has me considering such a thing.

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Anyone here done this or have other opinions on the matter?


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Old 06-10-2008, 05:38 AM   #2
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Re: Thread on Rolfing

I have done it, and I have actually headed into the 'other 5' sessions that go past the first set of 10.

I really liked it and found that it made a huge difference. I had crippled my left arm shoveling (to the point that I couldn't rotate it or lift it at all) and I left the first session about 95% 'fixed'... (my rolfer is unique in that he will spot fix, though he prefers to do the entire course).

The changes are sometimes subtle, but not always... the first time he worked on my feet I could barely stand on just one foot - after the 'session' I was rock solid on one foot. My 'dude' says that you can do Chiro all you want, but if you don't fix the muslces too its a waste of time (I am just paraphrasing him, don't get all bent out of shape, I am not chiro bashing...)

Rolfing, like anything else, is comprised of good Rolfer's and bad Rolfer's; I don't know how you find a good one, but they are well worth it IMO.

(mine is in Philly, PA - Manyunk area if you are interested).
(and now that I am not stupid and see you live in Washington State, never mind... DOH!)

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Old 06-10-2008, 07:46 AM   #3
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Re: Thread on Rolfing

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I have done it, and I have actually headed into the 'other 5' sessions that go past the first set of 10.

I really liked it and found that it made a huge difference. I had crippled my left arm shoveling (to the point that I couldn't rotate it or lift it at all) and I left the first session about 95% 'fixed'... (my rolfer is unique in that he will spot fix, though he prefers to do the entire course).

The changes are sometimes subtle, but not always... the first time he worked on my feet I could barely stand on just one foot - after the 'session' I was rock solid on one foot. My 'dude' says that you can do Chiro all you want, but if you don't fix the muslces too its a waste of time (I am just paraphrasing him, don't get all bent out of shape, I am not chiro bashing...)

Rolfing, like anything else, is comprised of good Rolfer's and bad Rolfer's; I don't know how you find a good one, but they are well worth it IMO.

(mine is in Philly, PA - Manyunk area if you are interested).
(and now that I am not stupid and see you live in Washington State, never mind... DOH!)

Karin
That's exactly what one of the PTs at the place I work says. More or less that adjustments fail if they don't fix the underlying problem whether it be tight muscles (that will just throw you out of alignment again) or other factors. Temporary pain relief which goes back ain't good.

Pretty much true...
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Old 06-10-2008, 07:47 AM   #4
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Re: Thread on Rolfing

Thanks for the reply Karin.

How long would you say the 10 sessions "stick"...it would be a shame to shell out nearly $1000 to have the effects go away in a month. You know what I mean?

Beyond that, it sounds nearly miraculous.


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Old 06-10-2008, 12:32 PM   #5
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Re: Thread on Rolfing

Theoretically 'forever'... but then you do stupid things like roll your ankle (and therefore limp for a month) or have the pull-up bar break and land on your back...

most Rolfer's (I believe) will do tune ups when needed...

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Old 06-10-2008, 06:24 PM   #6
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That's good to know. I called a couple around here today and they are booked until August. Dern.

We'll be moving at the end of the month, so it'll likely have to wait but I'm really hopeful about this.

I like that this is a systemic approach and seems to solve pain/posture/movement issues all in one.


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Old 06-10-2008, 06:53 PM   #7
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That's good to know. I called a couple around here today and they are booked until August. Dern.

We'll be moving at the end of the month, so it'll likely have to wait but I'm really hopeful about this.

I like that this is a systemic approach and seems to solve pain/posture/movement issues all in one.


Thanks,

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The 'booked till August' is fairly typical (in my experience)... Good luck, let me know how it goes (a PM is probably best cause I tend to miss stuff on the board, I only live on it 1/2 the time )

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Old 06-10-2008, 09:28 PM   #8
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Ch-ching.


One lady called me back and has an opening thursday-week. She knows this will be the only one since I'm moving, but she's ok with it under the circumstances.


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Old 06-11-2008, 07:04 AM   #9
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Ch-ching.


One lady called me back and has an opening thursday-week. She knows this will be the only one since I'm moving, but she's ok with it under the circumstances.


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Let me know what you think...

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Old 06-11-2008, 11:00 AM   #10
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Re: Thread on Rolfing

very intriguing.

Karin, check your PMs.
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