Voice as Touch, and Other Musings

Pages: 47-56
Year: 2023
Dr. Ida Rolf Institute

Structure, Function, ntegration. Journal of the Dr. Ida Rolf Institute. July 2023 – Vol. 51 – No. 2

Volume: 51
ABSTRACT The tongue and voice are inextricably linked, as Rolfing SI Instructor Ellen Freed discovered firsthand when her tongue temporarily swelled for a few days preventing speech. Applying her cannon of knowledge to the situation, Freed researched tongue anatomy and physiology, while also experimenting with Rolf Movement-inspired vocal exercises. In this interview, Freed reviews her findings that have influenced her wellness practices and how she approaches visceral cranium work with her clients.

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