Your First Visit
Time: 90 minutes (follow-up visits will be 60-75 minutes). If you have a printer, please print and fill out the intake form.
Cost: Each Rolfing session is $165. $5 discount for cash or check at time-of-service. All card types are accepted, including Health Savings Account cards.
I also offer manual therapy for accident recovery, at $50 per 15 minute unit. If you have an MVA claim, I will bill your auto insurance. Please see FAQ for more info about MVA claims.
Sessions for children under age 10 are $100, with sliding scale available based on financial need. Children's sessions are typically about 30-60 minutes, depending on the age and the individual child.
Attire: What should you wear for your session? I will need to see your structure as you stand and walk. Many clients wear their undergarments (briefs for men, panties and bra or camisole with thin shoulder straps for women), swimwear (bikini for women), or loose shorts. This "Rolf Uniform" can be adapted to suit your needs, so don't hesitate to talk with me if you are shy or have other concerns.Sessions: Rolfing® Structural Integration is most effective in a series of 10 sessions, where each session builds on the others. You can try up to Session 3 before making a commitment to the series. Single sessions are also available.
Frequency of future visits: If you are doing a series of 10 sessions, we typically schedule sessions weekly or biweekly, but this can be adjusted to fit your needs. After sessions #3 and #7 are natural points in the series where you may take a break. Sessions require a minimum of 1 hour, but please allow an hour and a half in case we need the extra time.
What to expect: I'll review your health intake form and answer any questions you may have. Then you'll have a few minutes to change into your 'Rolf Uniform' or undress down to underwear. I'll watch you stand and walk, so I can see how you move and support yourself. Your session will be customized based on my observations. Then you'll lie down on my comfortable table and I'll give you a blanket or a hot pack if you get chilled easily. We'll work at a level where the intensity does not surpass your ability to relax and keep breathing. Sometimes I will ask you to do a slow, gentle movement, like reaching your arm above your head, to help reprogram the movement patterns as I work. Feel free to ask me to explain the purpose of what we are doing as we go along. You'll find more information about the intentions of this first session in the Session 1 section.
At the end of the session,
may feel lighter, or more grounded, or a little spacy, or simply more
comfortable. You'll walk again at the end of the session, a
chance for you to feel the changes and let me know what you feel, and
for me to visually evaluate our progress. I'll give you a few
minutes to get dressed, then we'll take care of payment and
rescheduling (or you may schedule your next appointment online, at your convenience).
After your session: Please leave time to take a leisurely walk after your session. This will give you an opportunity to tune in to the subtle differences in your feet, legs, hips, spine, shoulders, neck, and head. Also it will ensure that you are grounded and ready to drive or hop on your bicycle. The neighborhood around my office has plenty of beautiful houses, gardens, shops, and restaurants. As with any type of bodywork, please drink plenty of water. You may also enjoy soaking in an Epsom Salt bath when you return home. Epsom Salt has magnesium and sulfate that get absorbed through your skin to help process any toxins that may be released during bodywork.