Advanced Rolfing works. What separates My Advanced Rolfing Algorithm from other somatic practices is this Rolfers’ premise about a person’s relationship to themselves and to their environment: (1) Everyone lives with a primary asymmetry (2) most human beings are out of alignment with gravity because of it (3) We function better when we are less asymmetric and lined up with the gravitational field (4) The human body is so plastic that the fascia can be de-rotated and its alignment can be brought into an adaptive harmony at anytime in a person’s life. Research has shown that there is a more powerful sense of self, grace, ease, efficiency of movement and often the relief of stress caused by gravity resistant movement patterns.
The body is inherently a continuous matrix of connective tissue called fascia that surrounds, supports, and permeates every muscle, bone, nerve and organ of the body and The Advanced Rolfing Algorithm manipulates and re-educates set holding patterns in the tissue and nervous system to release, realign, and balance the whole body, thus resolving discomfort, reducing compensations, and enabling a more authentic expression.
Research on Rolfing provides qualitative and quantitative data about its results. Dr. Valerie Hunt, Director of the Movement Behavior Laboratory at UCLA and DR. Julian Silverman, Research specialist of the California Department of Mental Hygiene, conducted experiments at Agnew’s State Hospital where subjects were tested before and after Rolfing for changes in neurological control of the muscles, for variations in results from stimuli and for biochemical changes. The results indicated that after Rolfing there is more efficient use of muscles, conserved energy, increased refinement of response, and a tendency for motor control to shift toward the more reflexive spinal centers.Other case studies as well as independent research has been conducted by the Rolf Institute and faculty in coordination with Harvard and Stanford Medical.
CERTIFIED ADVANCED ROLFING FORT WORTH-DALLAS-KALISPELL-WHITEFISH