What is Rolfing®?
Rolfing® is a form of hands-on therapy that takes place on a table and systematically organizes the body’s connective tissue network of fascia (the coverings of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and organs). The stress of daily activities, and past injuries can pull the body out of alignment and away from one’s center of orientation. As this happens the fascia gradually shortens, tightens, and adjusts to accommodate the misalignment. This creates inefficiency and imbalance in the body that results in stiffness, discomfort, and loss of energy.
Rolfing® aligns and balances the body reorganizing this web-like complex of connective tissues by lengthening and realigning the fascia. As fascia is lengthened and more room is created; the muscles are able to move more efficiently. One of the primary goals of Rolfing® is to realign the various segments of the body so that you no longer need to struggle to stand tall or sit up straight, effectively changing your relationship with gravity.
Rolfing® also employs movement education to help clients integrate and maintain the changes that occur through the hands-on work.
“When a body is in pain or discomfort, whether physical or emotional, the unconscious response is to tighten and shorten in an effort to “get away” from the pain. Our work focuses on lengthening and balancing the body in order for the tightened tissue to have some place to go after the release.”
Ida P. Rolf
Conveniently located at Falls Church Wellness Center, it is about a 10 minute walk from the East Falls Church metro station and plenty of free parking.
520 N Washington St Suite #100
Falls Church, 22046
| Phone: 703.829.6734