Benefits of Rolfing

Improve Posture

Firstly, Rolfing can improve posture by adjusting imbalances in the connective tissues. The body can re-organise itself and get the opportunity to make best use of gravity, The body feels supported rather than pulled down. The head, neck, shoulders, thorax, pelvis, legs and feet can align themselves along a vertical line, more balanced. For further information click Click on this short article from the Mayo clinic entitled ‘Why is good posture important?‘,  

Ease Tensions

Rolfing can release tension and stress on the body by restoring adequate fascial tone and optimal alignment. It can alleviate tensions in the neck, shoulders, back, as well as hip, legs and feet. Moreover, these improvements can be long-lasting.


Rolfing can resolve unhealthy patterns in the fascial network. After Rolfing, fascia and muscle layers can glide more freely on each others and joint mobility can be enhanced. As a result range of motion can increase and movements be more fluid and graceful.


Athletes, dancers and people from all walks of life benefit from Rolfing. People seek Rolfing as a way to ease tensions, chronic stress and improve performance in professional and daily activities.

Injury Prevention

Research has demonstrated that Rolfing can create a more efficient use of muscles. It can allow the body to conserve energy, and create more economical and refined patterns of movement.


The benefits of Rolfing include enhancing thoracic mobility. Rolfing allows each breath to spread throughout the entire body.


Body and mind are not separate, this becomes clear during Rolfing sessions. Free breathing and opening of the rib cage implies more openness. An increased feeling of stability and support through the ground provides an enhanced sense of security and being centered. Clients report more energy, balance, self-assurance and ability to express themselves.


Clients re-discover how they feel and experience their own bodies through Rolfing. For example, they become aware of questions that they might never have asked themselves before: How do I breathe, stand, sit and walk? When do I pull up my shoulders? How does my body react when I’m stressed?

Bottom line

In conclusion every experience of the benefits of Rolfing is unique. Most people notice that after only a few sessions they are more flexible, they can breathe more freely and have less tensions.

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