Frequently Asked Questions

What is Rolfing for?

Rolfing works with the underlying structure to create ease and freedom in the body.

Does Rolfing hurt?

Often times, the first thing people hear about Rolfing is that it hurts. Over the years, Rolfing has refined its approach and developed a way of working with the body that can produce lasting change through a level of touch that is appropriate to each individual client. People can report a certain level of intensity, but we always work at a level that feels suitable to the client.

Is Rolfing the same as deep tissue massage?

No. While the two may feel similar, the fundamental principles of Rolfing differ from massage. While massage focuses on making the muscles feel better temporarily, Rolfing works in a way to change the underlying structure of the body to produce lasting change.

Does it last?

Yes. One of the highlights of the Rolfing series is that it produces lasting change throughout the body.

Do I have to do ten sessions?

No, you do not. The ten-series is designed to address the entire body, but we can customize the number and type of sessions to work your goals. People often find lasting benefit from either a shorter series of three to five sessions, though most will experience change after a single session.

How long is each session?

Each session takes between 60 to 75 minutes. 

What should I wear?

The most important thing is for you to be comfortable. Traditional massage draping is not done in Rolfing, but there are always sheets and blankets available.

For Women: Underwear and bra or a two-piece swimsuit, loose running shorts and a tank top, or yoga wear.

For Men: Underwear or loose running shorts.

Is Rolfing good for _____ ?

If you're interested in more specific information, I invite you to either schedule a consultation or check out my Articles page to read more. I'm always happy to answer any questions you may have.