A professional that helps improve balanced posture in New York NY

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About Rolfing

That symptom, like a piece in a jigsaw puzzle, is part of a larger pattern, and lasting relief can only occur if the whole pattern changes. In the ten basic sessions of a Rolfing series, we work through the body systematically.

Each series is tailored to the individual, but there are many common goals; realigning the legs for better support, derotating the pelvis, and decreasing tension in the back and neck. Strain accumulated through injury, habit, and emotional holding is addressed, even in such commonly ignored areas

as hands and face.

The Rolfer’s touch ranges from surface to deep, depending on what layer of fascial constriction is being worked on. (Fascia is a fibrous connective tissue found throughout our structures, encasing and penetrating muscles. External and internal stresses cause the fibers to thicken and form adhesions. Having constricted fascia is like wearing a pair of too tight jeans.) Some of the work is directional, and you may feel a burning similar to sensations experienced during stretching or yoga. There is often an immediate feeling of relief as long-held tension is released. At the end of the session, the Rolfer will help you find straighter posture in sitting and standing, so you can consciously make use of your body’s increased movement potential. Other movement issues can be addressed,

according to the client’s needs.

Rolfing results include increased flexibility, improved movement skills, decreased tension and balanced posture.

Common reasons for “getting Rolfed”:

  • back and neck pain
  • joint pain
  • poor posture
  • repetitive stress syndrome
  • injuries
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • fibromyalgia
  • lack of flexibility
  • TMJ
  • feeling “out of touch” with body
  • constricted breathing patterns

A sampling of before and after pictures of Beth Franzese’s Rolfing® clients

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