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The ABC’s of Rolfing®

November 21, 2014

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The ABC’s of Rolfing® by Deanna Melnychuk —  A — Alternative therapy, complementary care, a “life saver!” or whatever other name you might give it, rolfing is a form of structural integration, named for Dr. Ida P. Rolf and the life-transforming work she developed over a 50-year period. B — Bodywork that changes one’s physical […]

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Dr. Rolf speaks about Rolfing

September 3, 2012

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by Deanna Melnychuk —  In her book, Ida Rolf Talks About Rolfing and Physical Reality, (Rolf Institute, 1978), Rolf states: “In Rolfing, we work in terms of alignment. We align the myofascial structure, which is the connective tissue system. … [This system of] fascial layers comprise the organ of structure, the organ that holds the […]

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Can Rolfing® help me?

February 26, 2012

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by Deanna Melnychuk —  Rolfers are asked many interesting questions about what Rolfing can do to correct structural imbalances in the body. Following are answers to some of these questions Question: Can Rolfing help me if one hip is higher than the other and if my head thrusts forward? Body misalignment: If you stack building […]

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Rolfing™ and forward, rounded shoulders

February 25, 2012

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by Deanna Melnychuk —  Does this describe your posture — forward, rounded shoulders? Our culture seems to be producing children and young adults with this condition, which they will often take into their adult lives, creating misalignments in their body structures. Backpacks carried to school by 6-year-olds may not be heavy. However, take a look […]

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Rolfing® — the complete body makeover

February 25, 2012

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by Deanna Melnychuk —  The holiday season is upon us, and once again you will be going to parties and meeting new people. Are you concerned about how you look? Improved diet, designer clothes, a fresh haircut and a personal trainer have all enhanced your confidence level, but you still slouch and your back and […]

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Rolfing® and replacement surgery

February 24, 2012

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by Deanna Melnychuk —  You have just been diagnosed with “bone-on-bone,” a condition in which the cartilage has degenerated or disappeared between the bone and the joint, causing severe pain. Surgery is recommended. What happens next, after hip or knee replacement surgery? A long period of rehabilitation will be required, which probably includes intensive physical […]

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Rolfing® – looking good, feeling good

February 23, 2012

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by Deanna Melnychuk —  Is that really you in the mirror? The dress looked so great on the mannequin. But now that you have it on — with your shoulders slouched forward and your swayback — it looks like you are wearing a too-tight body stocking that shows all your flaws. It is hard to […]

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