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Research at UCLA and the University of Maryland has demonstrated Rolfing’s effectiveness at:

  • Reducing stress
  • Eliciting a relaxation response
  • Positively altering body structure
  • Reducing lordosis (sway back)
  • Creating more efficient muscle use
  • Promoting conservation of energy
  • Creating refined and economical movement patterns

Integrated Manual Therapies is designed to meet the body on its own terms by customizing manual therapy in response to precise structural strain.

1. Cottingham, J. (1988). Effects of soft tissue mobilization (rolfing pelvic tilt) on para-sympathetic tone in two age groups. Journal of American Physical Therapy Assn. 68,3, 352-356.

2. Cottingham, J. (1988). Shifts in pelvic angle and parasympathetic tone produced by rolfing soft tissue manipulation. Journal of American Physical Therapy Assn. 68,9, 1364-1370.

3. Hunt, V. and Massey, W. (1977). A study of structural integration from neuromuscular, energy field, and emo­tional approaches. Rolf Institute.

For much more information, please contact: re: Rolfing and Somatics articles.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine – Manipulative and Body-Based Practices: An Overview

2nd International Fascia Research Congress, Oct. 27-30, 2009, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands