Rolfing® Structural Integration
per session (approx. 1.5 hours): $160 (office); $185 (house call)
"Mini-series" (first 3 sessions of 10-series) of Rolfing® Structural Integration
$400 (office); $520 (house call)
First-time clients receive 10% off their first session.
10% off packages of 4, or more.
(Available One Time Only and During the Months of April and May 2014 only)
Rolfing® Structural Integration: $100 / 1.5 Hour Session
What is Rolfing?
Rolfing is a body-based therapy that aims to release restrictions in the connective tissue (fascia) and restore or improve healthy function. This is done largely by aligning the body with respect to gravity. This system yields many positive results, including better posture, more freedom and ease of movement, and the resolution of aches and pains. People also tend to notice a greater measure of emotional or psychological well-being in response to this type of treatment. Rolfing may not be the prettiest name for a type of therapy, but it is a very effective way to bring a remarkably higher level of health and well-being to your life. Rolfing is more properly an 'approach' than a method or collection of techniques.
How does it work?
Rolfing usually takes place over a series of ten sessions, each one designed with a specific goal in mind. For instance, session one focuses on opening the path of the breath, working with the tissues of the neck, throat, lungs, ribcage, and respiratory diaphragm to allow full breath - perhaps for the first time in your life. In later sessions, we explore differentiating the tissues and structures of the body, which often become entangled and "stuck" due to repetitive stress, poor posture (think: hunching over a computer, phone, or steering wheel), overuse, and the general demands of everyday life.
Rolfing is a conscious, movement-oriented, client-based approach, where each individual is involved in their own healing process. We are retraining the nervous system to do its job in a vital and healthy manner, effectively and efficiently. Rolfing is not a quick fix. One of the distinguishing features of this therapy is that it is designed as a process, or program of 10 separate sessions, systematically and methodically working through the whole body to provide true, deep, and lasting integration. Individual sessions (one to three or more) are also possible, based on your needs, and can be discussed over the phone or at your first appointment. People sometimes choose to try the first three sessions, which form their own "mini-series," before deciding to continue with the entire ten. The basic 10-series is complete in itself however, many people find that they wish to come occasionally for maintenance treatments. Frequency may vary, but once or twice every six months is generally recommended. It is useful to wait several months before the first maintenance session, as the process of adaptation and integration continues in the body even months after the series is over.
Top reported benefits include:
- Pain relief
- Increased energy and awareness
- Easier, even effortless, posture
- Freedom of movement
- Increased range of motion
- A deep level of release and relaxation
- Deeper, more refreshing sleep
- Improved blood flow and circulation
- Release and elimination of toxins
- An overall sense of happiness and well-being
Jeremy Rosenberg, MS, NCMT
Certified Rolfer®, Certified Yoga Instructor, Nationally Certified Massage Therapist
Born and raised in northern New York State, I first became interested in stretching and kinesiology (the study of human movement) while running track, in high school. I took my first yoga class in 1992, and have since practiced many styles of yoga with many wonderful, inspiring teachers. I have completed two teacher trainings: one in the Ishta Yoga tradition, with Alan Finger, at Be Yoga, in NYC, and one at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, MA.
I studied massage at the Brenneke School of Massage in Seattle, WA, completing 1200 hours of training in 2002. Since then, I have studied many advanced techniques in order to deepen my knowledge and skills and to continue to hone my ability to help my clients. In 2009, I trained at the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration, in Boulder, CO and became a Certified Rolfer®
In 2010, my passion for healing therapies led me to study at the University of Delaware's highly-ranked Doctor of Physical Therapy program, where I received a Master's degree in Anatomy and Clinical Health Science. In 2013, I left the East Coast, once again, and relocated to Santa Barbara.