Rolfing® has nothing to do with the typical or classic way of: tightened gluteus, lumbar correction, and chest out, stomach in).
Rolfers not only work with connective tissue but they also work with breathing rhythm and the body’s responses. The balance of the fascial network is re-established by taking advantage of its tendency to keep the shape that is induced upon it from applying kinetic pressure, in other words, a force. A sequence of carefully carried out manipulations in the direction of symmetry and balance restores the length of fibres and tissues, which the architecture of the body so clearly demands.
In order to do this and avoid temporary results, the set of structures of the body is taken into consideration instead of just working on the injured areas or where symptoms are produced. Rolfers dedicate a part of each session to teaching more economical movements to each individual according to their structure and functionality.
Reading the body and exchanging dialogue is fundamental just as taking a good and personal medical record. A Rolfer is not interested in making superficial changes but rather changes that will give overall order to a person’s totality.