|Serving Raleigh, Durham, Cary and Chapel Hill, NC|
We can work
with a variety of clothing, just keep the following in mind:
Its also a good idea to bring some work-out clothes (shorts and a tee-shirt) if we want to incorporate stretches using yoga mats, balance balls, or other training equipment.
Reviewing your responses, well discuss Rolfing theory and practice, your health history and concerns, and your goals and expectations for the work. Next, we'll begin the ongoing process of getting to know your structure, posture and movement patterns.
After a postural evaluation, youll be asked to lie on the table. Sessions usually begin with neck work to help us tune into whats going on in your system. Your neck may feel tight due to long-standing holding patterns, or short-term anxiety over a problem at work. Both cause tension in your neck and shoulders, but feel very different in your tissue. Ongoing attention to this area, combining Rolfing manipulation and heightened body awareness, helps you tune into the session and goes a long way toward improving overall results.
Session one focuses on freeing the torso to allow fuller breath. Ill work toward this goal by working superficial tissue, which affects the breathing mechanismpredominantly areas around the ribcage, shoulders, arms, and hips. During the session, Ill ask you to breath into areas being worked and move your body in various directions. In addition to facilitating the lengthening, freeing, and repositioning connective tissue, this participation allows your system to explore unfamiliar movement patterns and refine body awareness. All factors allowing us to significantly affect posture and balance.
Throughout the session, youll get a chance to walk around, evaluate your experience, note changes, and provide input for continuing the process. Neck and back work is included at the end of almost every session to balance and integrate the work into the body. Time is also dedicated to movement education and training in the form of body awareness techniques, stretching and toning exercises, ergonomic considerations, and healthy sitting, standing, and walking practices. Movement homework is often provided.