A Rolfing session takes approximately 80 minutes.
The Rolfing process usually comprises ten sessions which allow to thoroughly address the whole body.
Individual ad-hoc sessions are also available.
The first session begins with an introductory discussion so the Rolfer is aware of your medical history. In addition the Rolfer learns about your specific needs and answers your questions.
The Rolfer proceeds to a visual assessment of your skeletal geometry, myofascial tissues and your movements.
A Rolfer looks at the inter-relationships of anatomical structures. Often the source of a specific tension or pain is further away from the area where it is felt. Therefore the Rolfer assesses the whole body geometry and movements. For further information refer to this video on Tensional Integrity or Tensegrity.
The objective is to understand the causes of the tensions and restrictions and to determine a strategy for your specific needs.
Most manipulations take place with the client lying down on a comfortable massage table.
The Rolfer uses a blanket to cover the client. In addition he uses pillows and bolsters for support and comfort.
At the end of each Rolfing session both the Rolfer and client observe and assess the results.
The Rolfer gives strategic movement exercises for the client to practice at home. These are designed to help optimise and sustain structural ease through balanced movements..