Anyone been Rolfed?

  • TampaENFJ

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    Aug 02, 2012 2:53 PM GMT
    I'm just wondering if anyone has been Rolfed before, and what they thought about it. I've had other types of bodywork, but haven't taken the plunge yet.

    How did it affect your workout/performance?
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    Aug 02, 2012 4:46 PM GMT
    I haven't but my friend has and he said it's the best thing since sliced bread. I'd like to try but I'm sure it's expensive and plus I don't know any practitioners that do it here.
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    Aug 02, 2012 4:51 PM GMT
    No, but sure sounds divine... icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 02, 2012 4:53 PM GMT
    Rolfed? Is that like the new Rickroll?

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    Aug 02, 2012 5:32 PM GMT
    endo saidRolfed? Is that like the new Rickroll?


    LOL that's what I was thinking.
    Apparently after rickroll there is being trololol'd and possibly now this haha.
  • Pyre85

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    Aug 03, 2012 3:57 AM GMT
    I want to get it so bad, but it's definitely out of my price range. with the price per session and the fact that it takes... something like 6-10? memories fuzzy. But yeah.
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    Aug 03, 2012 2:28 PM GMT
    I go to my Rolfer every 3 weeks... been doing it for many years. I have a painful collapsed arch that screws with my posture and alignment, and Rolfing is how I cope with it. I had the foot x-rayed at the orthopedic clinic up in Iowa City, but the doctor couldn't even give a diagnosis. If it were a clear case of "you have such and such, and this surgery will fix it" I'd get the surgery in a heartbeat.
  • SkyMiles

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    Aug 03, 2012 2:43 PM GMT
    No, but there was that one time I got drunk in New Orleans and....icon_lol.gif
  • mybud

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    Aug 03, 2012 3:29 PM GMT
    I was roofied once and woke up with one of my socks in my mouth....
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    Aug 05, 2012 4:12 PM GMT
    Ralphed? Yeah, it was disgusting.
  • TampaENFJ

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    Aug 06, 2012 12:41 AM GMT
    The Muppet/Rickroll thing is pretty funny. Thanks to all who took th question seriously.

    I'm a bodyworker, so I know what Rolfing is, and don't need to be convinced of it's benefits. I was just trying to start a discussion on how it relates to working out/performance rather than talking about regular Swedish massage which is more common.

    I know for me, opening my ribcage/diaphragm helps with breathing, and I'm still working on hip/knee alignment on one leg. No more shoulder pain, and I'm more balanced, and get a better workout when one are isn't compensating for another quite as much. My form is much better.
  • DanOmatic

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    Aug 06, 2012 1:03 AM GMT
    I get a deep-tissue massage about every three weeks, and have been doing that for a couple of years now. That and doing yoga at least once a week have pretty much eliminated any injuries related to the various sports that I do, and I think that my body functions more fluidly because of it.

    I'm not sure if that qualifies as rolfing, but it is very deep and very intense. Usually each session is an hour long. Even though it's not relaxing like therapeutic massage, I feel so incredibly good afterwards.
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    Aug 24, 2012 2:14 AM GMT
    I had two or three Rolfing sessions.

    The second time I happened to see in a mirror that the masseur was massaging me with his elbow.

    I think the third session was going to be in the pelvic-hips area.

    I didn't want deep massage on my abs. I didn't want to get an erection or precum. I don't like massage as meaningful as Rolfing because I cannot do the same thing to the masseur in return. If you're going to touch and heal me like that I want to touch and heal you using your technique as a model.

    However, if you read the book Infinite Mind by Valerie V. Hunt, you'll learn that it is beneficial to you.

    I recommend it.

    If I had a supportive lover I could have gone home to for encouragement at the time, I probably would have done all 10 sessions.
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    Aug 24, 2012 2:27 AM GMT
    There's an important piece of history about Rolfing also. When it started, it was more painful than what it is now. The Rolfers decided to cool it a bit with the pain.

    The deep and painful nature of it sometimes can cause emotional reactions. Rolfing affects the aura. Unlike the regular body which has a brain, the auric body's memory is not only in the brain, it is in all places of the body. So, you can be getting one of the 10 sessions and when a certain part of your body is massaged deeply, it could bring forth psychological blockages.

    Yes, you may cry in front of another man who is giving you the Rolfing session, but it is therapeutic.

    (I like the Therapeutae, a mystical community during the time of Jesus. They definitely had a presence in Alexandria. Philo of Alexandria and Eusebius have written about them. They were healers of the soul. Rolfing, again, is beneficial to one's aura. The book, Infinite Mind, has more information.)

    The only two books I know that mention it was a book probably written by the person for whom the technique is named. The second book I've mentioned above.