Links to Additional Resources

More Information About Rolfing® and Structural Integration:

  • The Rolf Institute: My school, and a great resource for information about Rolfing® Structural Integration. Search here for Rolfers in any state or country.
  • International Association of Structural Integrators: Professional organization that sets standards for the field of Structural Integration. Maintains a directory of practitioners.
  • Videos of Rolf Movement Exercises: (link temporarily broken - check back later!) Enhance your awareness while performing gentle movements to retrain your brain's ideas of how to move. Each session in the series has several short videos, but you don't need to receive the Rolfing series to benefit from these movements.

General Health Information:

  • Smart Sitting Article by Mary Bond: Easy-to-read information on how to sit. 13-page PDF.
  • Sitting Article from NPR: Short stop-motion videos show how to make a chair more comfortable.
  • Bones: Photos show genetic variations in bone structure, explaining why people have different body pattern tendencies, including degree of spinal curves and hip flexibility.
  • Pain Science: Easy-to-follow slideshow talks you through how the brain and the body deal with pain, and how we can use simple tricks to speed healing and break the chronic pain cycle.
  • Hendricks.com: Heart-centered wisdom for emotional growth and healthy relationships. Free material on the website, books at the library or Powell's, and workshops offered nationally.

Portland Resources for Fitness:

  • Portland Hikers' Field Guide: Searchable hiking guide to the Columbia Gorge and nearby areas.
  • Yoga Refuge (SE Stark) and DAYA Foundation (SW Corbett): My favorite local yoga studios  – a perfect aid for your Rolfing process . Slow, structurally appropriate, with an emphasis on building awareness. Also, Daya is a non-profit, offering classes for people with various health challenges.
  • Oregon Ki Society: Ki and Aikido Training (Northeast Sandy Blvd. and Tigard near I-5 Hain St).
  • Equine Natural Movement: Learn to do Structural Integration on horses! Or locate an Equine Structural Integration practitioner locally or nationally. (Battleground, WA)

Resources for Healthy Feet and Shoes: 
          All of these links are now on the Foot Health page!

Recommended Books:

For links to articles about Rolfing, and to see research about Rolfing, see Press.
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