What is Rolfing

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Rolfing®, also known as Structural Integration, is a form of hands-on therapy and movement education. Helping to restore freedom of movement, proper alignment and balance of the body with an integrative approach to resolve neck and back pain, TMJ, carpal tunnel syndrome, and increased athletic performance.

Physical conditions (injury, habitual postures, and repetitive movements), as well as stress, attitudes, and beliefs can introduce strain into your body, compromising your vertical balance. Over time the force of gravity exaggerates the strain and forces the body to use more energy to compensate for its imbalances.

 

Rolfing helps to release the accumulated strain in your body.

Chronic Pain is a common issue for clients. Pain can come in the form of trauma from an accident, surgeries they have had, or the day-to-day repetition of sitting at a desk. Most chronic pain clients have tried many other approaches and are still seeking something that can provide some relief. Rolfing is a great modality for people that deal with chronic pain, working deeply to unwind and restructure the body can help create less tension and pain. Listed below are some of the chronic  pain problems Rolfing has helped:

 

 

 

 

 

 

People of all ages and walks of life can benefit from Rolfing. If you are seeking to experience optimum health and body performance, you are a candidate for Rolfing. People looking for increased body awareness and general health are perfect candidates as well.

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Upper Body, Head and Neck
Lower Body and Pelvis
Headaches
Low Back Pain
Neck and Shoulder Strain
Plantar Fasciitis
TMJ Dysfunction
Hip Problems
Whiplash
Knee Pain
Carpal Tunnel
Sciatica
Tennis Elbow
Heel Spurs
Rotator Cuff Injuries

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Dr. Ida Rolf

Dr. Ida Rolf - Body Dynamics Rolfing

Dr. Ida P. Rolf received her PhD in Biochemistry from Columbia University in 1920 and was the first woman to hold a research post at the Rockefeller Foundation (1917–1927). She worked for over a decade at the Rockefeller Institute in the Chemotherapy and Organic Chemistry departments. During the 1930′s, Dr. Rolf studied Osteopathy, Chiropractic Medicine, Tantric Yoga and the Alexander Technique. Dr. Rolf recognized that the body is inherently a system of seamless networks of tissues, rather than a collection of separate parts. These connective tissues surround, support and penetrate all the muscles, bones, nerves and organs. Rolfing Structural Integration works on this web-like complex of connective tissues to release, realign and balance the whole body, thus potentially resolving discomfort, reducing compensations, restoring flexibility and alleviating pain. By the 1940′s, Dr. Rolf developed her work and spent the next 30 years perfecting and teaching it.

When the body gets working appropriately, the force of gravity can flow through, then spontaneously, the body heals itself.  

-Dr. Ida Rolf

 

Our Services

 
Skyelore and Family - Body Dynamics Rolfing

ABOUT SKYELORE

I first experienced the Rolfing® 10 series after a car accident and having severe whiplash. As I continued to receive Rolfing® for various painful symptoms I became aware of the interconnectedness of the body. I saw the results in better health, increased energy, and improved posture. 

 

Big challenges in my life in 2018 brought me to a crossroads. I decided it was time to choose a career path with meaning for me. In 2020, I began my training as a practitioner at the Dr. Ida Rolf Institute of Structural Integration in Boulder, CO becoming a Certified Rolfer®.

 

Rolfing® has transformed the way I relate to my body, others, and the world around me. My approach is to match the pace of each client, facilitating the interactive relationship to support my client towards ease and integration in their bodies. I am excited and passionate about helping others find more freedom in their body through decreasing chronic pain and allowing for improved grace of movement.

Skyelore Stowman, Certified Rolfer®

 

CONTACT US

173 English Landing Dr.
Second Floor
Parkville, MO 64152

bodydynamicsrolfing@gmail.com

816-298-9328

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