Rolf Method Structural Sessions

Rolf Method – The 10 Series

The first three sessions of the 10 series are know as ‘Sleeve Sessions’, as they begin to free the superficial fascial layers, in order to prepare the body for the ‘deeper’ work that takes place in sessions 4, 5, 6 and 7. Sessions 8, 9 and 10 are integration sessions.

Sessions normally last 75 minutes, with each session building on the previous one, so that by the end of 10 sessions, the whole body has been worked on.

You may continue to notice changes in your body following your sessions, as the work continues to integrate.  You should therefore leave a gap of at least 3 to 6 months before receiving further Structural Integration work.

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Improved posture
  • Increased flexibility
  • Easier movement
  • Reduction/resolution of pain
  • Less tension in the body
  • More energy
  • Improved sleep
  • Calmer mind

To see a more detailed explanation of the Structural Integration 10 series, please click on the link below.

Rolf Method – The 3 Series

The Structural Bodywork 3-Series gives you a taster of what a full 10-Series will be like.

It exists for people who are unable to make a commitment to the full 10-Series of sessions for whatever reason, but still derive benefit from the work.

The work itself remains the same, but the postural analysis and goals for the series are different from the full series.

The first session normally focusses on the lower half of the body. It addresses the position of the pelvis in relation to the legs and feet and aims to bring balance in the lower body with a stable base of support.

The second session focusses on the upper body and the breathing and addresses how the ribcage sits over the pelvis, how the shoulder girdle sits over the ribcage and head and neck.

The final session of the 3-Series deals with any bends and rotations in the spine, further integration work that needs to be done, finishing with head and neck work.

All 3 sessions include detailed integration work at the end of sessions, with neck work and work to the back, being undertaken sitting on a bench.

As this is deep work with the myofascia, no oil is used during treatment, just minimal amounts of specially designed myofascial release wax or something similar.

It is possible to repeat a 3-Series of sessions at 3 to 6 monthly intervals, with benefit being derived from this.  However, this series can be repeated up to three times before a full 10-Series is recommended.