What are the Benefits of Rolfing?

Clients of Rolfing regularly acknowledge that they feel taller, more at ease in their body, "lighter." They report recovering from strain easier and having more physical energy. These are the results of a body being more aligned with gravity. 

If you would like to read about the benefits that Karin's clients have reported, see the Testimonials.

Typical structures

Commonly reported benefits are:

  • Improved balance
  • Better posture
  • Breathing is easier
  • Improved joint range of motion (ROM)
  • Improved soft tissue flexibility
  • More mental energy
  • Decreased physical pain
  • Easier recovery from exertion
  • Movements are easier and more fluid
  • Athletic performance is improved
  • A calmer mind
  • Improved body awareness
  • Feeling "lighter" yet more grounded
  • Heightened anatomical understanding
  • Psychological growth

Press Coverage of Rolfing

Rolfing on Oprah

"I had wanted to do the 10 Sessions of Rolfing for years.... Then plantar fasciitis (running injury) put me out of commission from athletic competition for over six years. I tried everything, but the fasciitis would always come back. It has been over nine months since I finished my sessions with Karin, and I am running with no pain!"
- Elaine Jane Cole, Graduate student and 40-Something Triathlete