What to Expect
Attire: Many clients wear their undergarments (briefs or soft gym shorts for men, underwear and bra or camisole with thin shoulder straps for women), swimwear (bikini for women), or loose shorts. This "Rolf Uniform" can be adapted to suit your needs, so don't hesitate to talk with me if you are shy or have other concerns.
Sessions: Rolfing is most effective in a series of 10 sessions, where each session builds on the others. You can try up to Session 3 before making a commitment to the series. Single sessions are also available.
Frequency of future visits: If you are doing a series of 10 sessions, we typically schedule sessions weekly or every other week. After sessions #3 and #7 are natural points in the series where you may take a break.
What to expect: I'll review your health intake form and answer any questions you may have. Then you'll have a few minutes to change into your 'Rolf Uniform' or undress down to undergarments. I'll watch you stand and walk, so I can see how you move and support yourself. Your session will be customized based on my observations. Then you'll lie down on my comfortable table and I'll give you a blanket if you get chilled easily. We'll work at a level where the intensity does not surpass your ability to relax and keep breathing. Sometimes I will ask you to do a slow, gentle movement, like reaching your arm above your head, to help reprogram the movement patterns as I work. Feel free to ask me to explain the purpose of what we are doing as we go along.
At the end of the session, you may feel lighter, or more grounded, or a little spacy, or simply more comfortable. You'll walk again at the end of the session, a chance for you to feel the changes and let me know what you feel, and for me to visually evaluate our progress.
After your session: Please leave time to take a leisurely walk after your session. This will give you an opportunity to tune in to the subtle differences in your feet, legs, hips, spine, shoulders, neck, and head. Also it will ensure that you are grounded and ready to drive. As with any type of bodywork, please drink plenty of water. You may also enjoy soaking in an Epsom Salt bath when you return home. Epsom Salt has magnesium and sulfate that get absorbed through your skin to help process any toxins that may be released during bodywork.