Rolfing® is a bodywork technique that uses hands-on work
and movement to improve alignment and reduce tension in the body.
Rolfing® Structural Integration is named after its creator, Dr. Ida P. Rolf,
who received her Ph.D. in biochemistry from Columbia University in 1920.
Rolfing unravels the areas of tension that contribute to misaligned posture and movement.
Deb is a Certified Rolfer™ and received her training in Rolfing® Structural Integration from the Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration in Boulder, CO.
In 1996, Deb received her Associates Degree of Physical Therapy. In 17 years as a physical therapy assistant, she has worked with people of all ages in a variety of settings; hospitals, rehab centers and long term care centers. She worked with older people who had become debilitated after a long illness; children with conditions from cerebral palsy to traumatic brain injury; and with people of all ages recovering from different illnesses, surgeries
Years of working with people in health-care led Deb to these questions. Rolfing has helped her start to answer them.
• How can I stand up straight without always having to think about it?
• How do I get rid of this chronic tension and anxiety for good?
• Shouldn't athletes be able to do the sport they love without injuries?
• So many people become more and more bent over as they get older. Does that have to happen to me?
What these things all have in common are areas of tension held in the body. Over time, this leads to ways of moving and postures that are out of balance and even painful. Rolfing is an organized process of unravelling these areas of tension to create freedom in the body.
Deb believes that being human is an amazing adventure. She believes that pain-free movement is available to each of us and that Rolfing can help bring a sense of easy, flowing mobility into everyday activities.
For Deb, Rolfing is a trusting partnership between Rolfer and client. She is looking forward to working with people who want to use Rolfing as the next step in their own well-being.
“Strength that has effort in it is not what you need; you need the strength that is the result of ease. ”
Dr. Ida P. Rolf, Ph.D.