Regain your balance with Rolfing
Life Positive|September 2020
Regain your balance with Rolfing
Dr Suresh Duggal introduces us to Rolfing, a technique whereby imbalances in the connective tissues of the body are corrected, resulting in an improved posture
Dr Suresh Duggal

Poor posture, when carried over a prolonged period, can mess with the body’s tissues and muscles. However, there is a technique called Rolfing, which can help us realign them.

Rolfing is a hands-on manipulation therapy of the soft connective tissue to release, realign, and balance the whole body. It can resolve pain and discomfort for a variety of health issues, including back pain, trauma, ageing, and repetitive motion injury. It is also an excellent foundation for yoga and complements it as well as other personal wellness practices. However, contrary to what one might think, Rolfing does not fall into the category of massage.

Rolfing is also called Rolfing Structural Integration and is widely practised in many countries around the world. It is claimed that with this therapy, one moves better, gains height, and also stands straighter.

This therapy was developed by a biochemist, Dr. Ida Rolf, in the mid-1940s. Later, in 1971,she founded The Rolf Institute of Structural Integration. This institute and a number of schools along with other institutes teach methods similar to the method presented by Rolf. The idea behind this therapy was postural release with structural integration of the human body.

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September 2020