The Advanced Rolfing Algorithm is an inquiry into the optimal functioning of the human being. It is a system of body re-education and manipulation originally known as Structural Integration and the product of over 50 years of study and practice by creator, Dr. Ida P. Rolf. Originally an organic chemist with the Rockefeller Institute, Dr. Rolf perfected the technique of Rolfing Structural Integration over many years before establishing a training program and professional organization of around 1300 practitioners worldwide. Rolfing addresses the body stocking under the skin known as Fascia. put on the hand correctly. What separates Rolfing from other somatic practices is the Rolfers premise about a persons relationship to themselves and to their environment:
1.) Most human beings are out of alignment with gravity.
2.) We function better when we are lined up with the earths gravitational field.
3.) The human body is so plastic that it’s alignment can be brought into harmony at anytime in a persons life.
Research from the movement behavior laboratory at UCLA has shown that there is a more powerful sense of grace, ease, efficiency of movement and often the release from stress caused by gravity resistant patterns from Rolfing. The sessions are classically given in a set of sessions with individual post-ten sessions if needed. Every session prepares the body for the next session and builds upon the prior ones.