Change your body with Rolfing
Part 3 – Sessions 8 – 10
Follow the Rolfing Ten Series
The final part of our series following the Rolfing ® Ten Series through the eyes our resolute and generous clients as they share their journey of structural integration of their bodies.
As we say to people when they come to us and ask about doing this series it is not something that you will do too many times in your life. It is an opportunity to give your body a complete realignment through a series of conscious manual treatment sessions that adjust the muscles, fascia and connective tissue and use the natural forces of gravity to allow the body to find their place.
C2 – Response to treatment
Today we worked on the upper torso. We saw positive results straight away. It was rather deep manipulation, at times. But not terribly discomforting. Anticipating my final treatments with this series.
Treatment 9 continues the process of how the practitioner can best achieve integration for the client.
C1 – Response to treatment
Santiago worked on my neck and shoulder. This is the area that is most restricted in my body, and causes me the most discomfort.
Although, the process was painful, I thought that it would take more than 45 minutes to correct the problem.
Here’s a question, is Rolfing a rigid form of treatment that it does not lend itself to some variation? For instance, if a client – I, for example – needs more attention in a given area of the body, then more focus is placed on the trouble area?
As I shared with Mandy, I’ve had to get over my initial disappointment that Rolfing isn’t a panacea – a cure-all.
Last night I had headaches stemming from neck, jawline, and temples — I had to apply pressure to the base of my cranium to relive the pain. Of course, I realize that the ninth treatment addressed an issue that has gone unchecked for quite some time.
Session 10 is the final session in the series and although it also has a focus on integration it intends to give the body order and balance going forward.
C1 – Response to Rolfing treatment
Dear Mandy and Santiago,
First, allow me to offer my apology for a delay in sending my report for the last session. The simple truth is I simply had a mental shutdown (in a positive sense).
Mandy, yes I am keen to speak with you regarding some type of follow-up treatment to the Rolfing, such as, deep tissue massage with another practitioner.
Now connecting the dots – the pros & cons of the Rolfing®:
a) astutely aware of my body
b) motivated to loose weight
c) release of tightness in different areas of the body
d) an acceptance of age and its impact on the body
e) improvement in blood circulation in the legs (mostly); less pain in the feet – pain due to mild bunions
f) overall, a new blueprint for a better physical me is in the development stage
g) improvements were made; however, more adjustment and manipulation of the body is needed.
a) no drastic change in posture
b) the releasing of tightness cast attention on issues that were hidden beneath the tightness – for example, left shoulder area is more painful then it has been in years
c) the break between treatments bothered me, mentally. Explanation: I think I would have preferred the 10 treatments in 10 consecutive days.
Now my thoughts on Santiago: he’s a trained professional who cares about his patients, which is evident by his willingness to listen to the patient, and to explain the procedure in layman terms.
Mandy, Australia Studio offers a safe environment for its clients.
C2 – Response to treatment
My last session went well. We worked on the upper body and my alignment, which resulted in lifting my shoulder and helping give symmetry to my body.
Overall, I am pleased with the results.
Once completed, the wisdom of the Rolfing Ten Series will drive and support the body with health for years to come. Ida Rolf
If you would like to speak more about caring for your body with Rolfing do not hesitate to contact us for a complementary 30 minutes consultation.
Mandy Keillor – Director
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