Rolfing Structural Integration, developed originally by Dr.Ida Rolf Ph.D. Rolfing® is the theory and practice of organizing the human being in the field of gravity. It's goal is to enhance the person's structural integrity. Rolfing accomplishes this by addressing imbalances in the body's connective tissue matrix, as well as by helping the client find more functional options regarding patterns of movement, perception, and cognition. For example: when you lift your hands over your head, rolfers can see where the shoulder girdle lacks mobility or muscle restrictions and your body tells us where to work most efficiently .Structure over time can deteriorate from injury, trauma, habits, and repetitive patters that cause inhibitions in movement which then can become chronic restrictions in the tissues. However, the structure can change for the better, at almost any point in life. When Rolfers use the term Structure, they refer to the relations among the parts and segments (feet, legs, pelvis, trunk, head, etc.) that tend to be constant over time. But an understanding of structure involves much more than just physical parts. In a broader sense it involves a person's balance in all dimensions.Much of a rolfers repertoire consists of hands on interventions to effect change throughout the connective tissue matrix in order to improve the person's overall pattern of structural organization, It also includes qualities of touch, and skills in observing and perceiving changes both in local tissues and throughout the entire system. Below is a description of the Rolfing® ten series which comes highly recommended if you have chronic issues that seem to keep coming up, or if you're interested in feeling more functional in your body overall!