Rolfing is designed to release restricted connective tissue, muscle fibres, joints and internal structures from life-long holding patterns, through an original and scientifically validated system of soft tissue manipulation.
This is not “manipulation” as in the clicking of bony joints, but instead gentle, steady, slow and generally very deep pressure. Through this pressure we are working to change the feeling and health of the connective tissue system – known as the Myofascial network. Over time, elements of our personal history and environment blend with our reactions to them to form a complex, individual body structure.
But Rolfing is not vigorous deep-tissue massage.
Rolfing is a very positive experience that engages the body in a process of transformation. This can be particularly poignant if people feel that they have lost touch with their bodies and even with their lives. It aims to create freedom of movement and space within the structures of the body. Helping clients to re-ground can be the primary stage of taking those first steps into a new relationship with your body and your potential.
Gathering information from sources such as body reading, movement analysis, working habits and sleep patterns, Liesl will work alongside you and your patterns taking into account both your medical history and the experiences you’ve lived through.