SHINNEMAN, Amy
URBANCZIK, Aleš
Don St. John
BAILEY, Greer
Lu Mueller-Kaul
SCHWIND, Peter
SKILLMAN, MaryAnn
WANG, Tina J.
MULLER-KAUL, Lu
CHAITOW, Leon
KINNUNEN, Jeffrey
MUELLER-KAUL, Lu
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Ida P. Rolf, Ph.D. received her Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry from Columbia University in 1919. Following her graduation from Barnard she was a member of the Organic Chemistry Department of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research where her special assignment was investigating the chemical structure of nervous system lipids. The conclusions of her and her colleagues were published over a period of a decade in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.Seeking an answer to personal and family health problems, Dr. Rolf started intensive personal investigation into the effect of structure on well-being. The methods available at the time seemed inadequate for actual structural change. Slowly the technique known as Structural Integration 1″rolfing’I was developed. It became obvious that the method she had designed primarily for postural improvement was also a clue to better functioning in a human being. Soon the patent fact that structural improvement of the physical body contributed generously to psychological well-being was recognized. That fact is being subjected to scientific validation at this time.Dr. Rolf has, for the past two decades, been training rollers and has completed work on her forthcoming book rotting: The Integration of Human Structures being published by Denn is-Landman Company of Santa Monica, California.Editor´s Note: The measure of a personality is more than noting chronological event, in an individual’s life or even recounting accomplishments as much of the world notes achievement We offer here a personal narration about who Ida Rolf is – as written by Jack Downing, M. D., a certified roller, member of the ROLF INSTITUTE and a respected friend of Dr. Rolf.
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