One of the most common reasons for people to seek Rolfing is for assistance with relief from back pain. Of course, working directly on the tightened connective tissue in the painful areas is of great help, but there are other ways in which Rolfing can assist with back pain care.
Improvements in both standing and sitting posture will help to keep from recreating back pain and decrease stress on the painful areas. The overall goal of realigning your body through work on the entire structure therefore assists decrease in back pain and tension.
I always teach my clients how to actively improve their sitting and standing posture, another way to help defeat back pain.