Linda Jordan

M.Sc., Certified Advanced Rolfer™

RolfingĀ® Structural Integration | Anchorage, Alaska


What is Rolfing?

Rolfing is a manual therapy that reverses or reduces the negative effects that stress, injury, poor posture, bad habits and age have had on your body.

The technique was developed by Dr. Ida P. Rolf, a medical researcher and biochemist. She discovered that the body’s connective tissues – namely the fasciae – could be deeply changed, reshaping your body almost like sculpting.

Fascia is comparable to the membranes in an orange that separate it into individual, juicy segments yet simultaneously connect each segment to the rind, peel and to other segments. In our bodies, fascia is like a complex three-dimensional spider web that both connects and separates all our various parts: muscles, bones, skin, organs, nerves – supporting our bodies even at a cellular level. It is sometimes very tough and other times quite delicate.

Most importantly though, it has biochemical properties that allow it to respond to appropriate pressure in such a way as to undo what time and mileage have done to it – as long as the pressure is highly precise, applied in the exact direction needed, and perfectly paced and sequenced.

Linda working on a neckWhat can Rolfing do for you?

Rolfing realigns your body so good posture becomes more natural; pain decreases and old injuries resolve; stiffness lessens and flexibility increases. Feeling more energetic means that exercise and activities are easier and more fun, but also determines how well you can cope with stress of any kind. Mostly, it just plain feels good.

How long does it take?

The only way to know for sure if it will work for you is to try it, however most people notice immediate results. Some people like to do 1 to 3 sessions first to get as much initial relief as possible. However a more thorough and lasting approach takes about 10 sessions. They can be done weekly or spaced out over a few months.

Tune-up sessions can be done whenever needed.

About Rolfing