MUSCULAR PAIN, POOR MOBILITY, BAD POSTURE – THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO TREAT THESE ISSUES. HERE IS HOW ROLFING HAS HELPED PEOPLE MOVE FREELY AND COMFORTABLY AGAIN.
Rolfing is a hands-on therapy that takes a holistic, full body approach to let you move more easily and comfortably. Through manipulation of connective tissue, also known as fascia.
Fascia is the fabric that holds us together and crucial in performance and central to recovery from injury.
Also known as structural integration, Rolfing has been used by many professional athletes to rehabilitate injuries, break up scar tissue, and increase range of motion to improve performance and avoid future injuries. Dancers and musicians often use it to increase comfort in their bodies while performing, as well as avoid repetitive stress injuries.
Rolfing has helped clients needing postural corrections after weight loss or pregnancy, office workers with repetitive strain from sitting too long, and others with injuries or tightness from their training.
When you first visit Maria Hussain, she will get you to stand and walk while she checks your posture and how your joints are positioned and moving .While you may go to see her with a knee issue, she will quickly seek any imbalances in other parts of the body which may cause the knee pain – such as a lack of ankle mobility – and treat that first.
Says Maria “Walking is the most functional exercise of the body yet often we don’t walk correctly which can cause postural issues, joint immobility and pain as we place pressure on other parts of the body.
An aligned and balanced body can ease strain patterns in the entire system and improve breathing and increase energy, boost self-confidence and relieve physical and mental stress. Rolfing has also been shown to reduce spinal curvature in people with lordosis (sway back) and enhance neurological functioning.
WHO IS ROLFING FOR?
Rolfing is beneficial for everyone – for pain management, to enhance athletic performance, to facilitate injury rehabilitation and anyone who just wants to move better and feel more co-ordinated and aligned in their body.