The Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration provides an official explanation on their website:
Named after its founder, Dr. Ida P. Rolf, Rolfing® Structural Integration is a form of bodywork that reorganizes the connective tissues, called fascia, that permeate the entire body.
More than fifty years ago, 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 of 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 and alleviating pain. Rolfing SI aims to restore flexibility, revitalize your energy and leave you feeling more comfortable in your body.
Essentially, the Rolfing® process enables the body to regain the natural integrity of its form, thus enhancing postural efficiency and your freedom of movement.
The body knows how to move, and do it well–that is what it was made for. My job is reawaken the capacity for movement that is balanced, fluid, & free.
Please find the “Writings” page on this website for more explanation of this enterprise. Or contact me directly at 907 301 4565. Better still…both!