Welcome! Please be in touch if you have any questions or would like to talk about your interest in Rolfing.
Rolfing sessions happen at the Seneca Building, 1711 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205.
Rolfing® Structural Integration is deeply effective hands-on soft tissue work and movement education. Through a series of sessions, we work with your body's inborn tendencies and your compensatory patterns around trauma, accidents, sports and work, modern sedentary life, etc. You have a seamless web of connective tissue (fascia) throughout your body, and this web is of primary importance in your body's adaptions to the events and actions of your life. In your Rolfing sessions, we'll work together to open, soften, lengthen and balance any restrictions in your body. We'll explore and improve your movement patterns. And we'll find more comfort, health and ease for you.
Rolfing includes your whole body. Trouble in a specific part of your body is usually part of a pattern that involves the whole body. Your body's web of connective tissue is complex, as are the ways your nervous system creates movement — together, they make most everything a whole body affair. As a Rolfer, I work with these complex patterns of connectedness throughout your entire body.
Our bodies have great reasons for doing what they do. Our bodies support and protect us. They cope with and compensate for difficult physical and emotional experiences. And these days they do it in conditions - think sedentary life, restrictive footwear, chairs, and high everyday stress levels - that are challenging enough on their own. The very limitations that come to bother us are themselves a measure of our body's brilliant adaptiveness. Fortunately, Rolfing can harness the adaptive power of your body in the direction of health — growth and positive change are always possible.
Rolfing includes your whole self. Our bodies tell what we've been through, how we've felt about it along the way, and about what's important to us. Rolfing helps connect you to yourself in a a very deep way, giving you access to physical well being, understanding about your experiences, and information about living a life of meaning and purpose. In connecting with ourselves, we deepen our capacity to connect with others, and to make life choices and take actions that truly align with our authenticity. Our bodies are a gateway to our fullness, to health, and to a deeply meaningful life.
People come to Rolfing for many reasons. Physical pain is a big motivator, and most of my clients have something physical they want relief from. But my clients also have an interest in knowing themselves beyond pain relief. They are curious about what their body holds, and recognize that working with the body's pains and patterns frees up well-being on a lot of levels. My clients value the support Rolfing offers for health, clarity, and optimal functionality in relationships, work, passions, and goals.
Some details about receiving the work:
Most people have 10-15 sessions spaced 1-3 weeks apart (this is the traditional Rolfing format), although some see me for more or fewer sessions. Every Rolfing session is different and the process is cumulative. Over time, the sessions add up to create significant and lasting changes.
For most of each session you will be laying on the table, but sometimes you will be sitting or be up and walking around. During the session, I like to be able to see your body and have access to your skin. Women can wear bra and underwear or shorts and a tank top. Avoid racerback bras if you can. Men can wear underwear or a comfortable pair of gym shorts.
After the session, it's ideal to give yourself some time to stay connected to/integrate your experience, in whatever way works for you - a walk, rest, journaling, a nourishing meal - anything that helps you stay connected to your body and the sensations and experiences you had during the session. Your Rolfing sessions will be more powerful over time if you can do this.
Your favorite vigorous sport/exercise may be a great way to integrate a session, or it may not - I invite you to do what you are drawn to do after a session, but if it's physically vigorous, make sure you are staying present with your body, and stay open to to your body telling you to do less right now.
Please reschedule if you have a cold or are coming down with something. It is a strain on your body to receive a session when your immune system is working with an illness.
Please call or text (instead of emailing) if you ever have a short-notice schedule change or any other time-sensitive needs. (502)744-0540