Similarities and Synergies Between Rolfing® SI and Acupuncture

By Naoki Hattori, Certified Rolfer™ ABSTRACT Naoki Hattori has been a practitioner of acupuncture and traditional Oriental medicine for more than fifteen years. Ever since gaining his certification as a Rolfer in 2014, he has been fascinated by the similarities and synergy between the two systems and how they can be effectively combined to provide […]

Ask the Faculty

ABSTRACT Breath has always been integral to our Rolfing® Structural Integration and Rolf Movement® paradigm. In this column, our faculty authors speak to the foundational nature of breathing in our work. Q: Most wellness modalities consider breath in their therapeutic interventions. (a) What is unique about how Rolfing SI and Rolf Movement work with the breath? […]

Rolf Movement® Faculty Perspectives

By Kevin Frank, Rolf Movement Instructor, Certified Advanced Rolfer™, and Caryn McHose, Rolf Movement Practitioner, Certified Advanced Rolfer ABSTRACT Dr. Ida P. Rolf’s development of Rolfing® Structural Integration (SI) implied but did not explicitly address the issue of stability and the relationship of psychological and physical stability in the manner that modern science makes possible. […]

The Sensing of Ethics

The Hindu culture discovered many thousands of years ago that if you got a relatively good body, you had a reasonable, mild man. So the way a reasonably good body behaved became for them the touchstone for morality. When morals are built from the body’s behavior you get moral structure and behavior which respects the […]

Reclaiming ‘Pudeur’ A Counterpoint to Rolfing® Culture

I start with the strange word, ‘pudeur’. It is, in truth, more a French word than an English one, and it is difficult to define. Nevertheless, and for personal reasons, I like it, and keep coming back to it. The Oxford English Dictionary gives the definition: “a sense of shame or embarrassment; bashfulness, modesty, or […]

Do We Choose a Path, or Does It Choose Us?

When I first heard of Rolfing® Structural Integration (SI) I was not impressed. I was always skeptical, and it sounded like just one more ‘new-age’ trip. I was a psychotherapist at a well-regarded institute in Concord, Massachusetts, focused on more serious matters. But its devotees were enraptured and rather emphatic, so I couldn’t help hearing […]

Presence, Perception, and Embodiment

Note from Anne Hoff: This completes my interview with Sally Klemm. Earlier parts of the interview were published in the June 2017 issue (“Explorations of Earth and Sky”) and the December 2017 issue (“Working Women”). Sally Klemm Anne Hoff: You had a long sabbatical from teaching Rolfing® Structural Integration (SI), from 2013 to 2016. Would […]

Consciousness: Challenge Your Worldview

I have been blessed to recognize, and work from, a level of consciousness where what a client’s structure needs, and in what order, is information that presents itself  as I work. I believe this is because I drop agenda, become fully present, open myself to perceive what is, know and trust that a higher level […]

The Power of Words

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. Martin Luther King, Jr. Words have power. Words incite nations, entice people to action, calm people when heated, and so much more. When we as healers approach our clients, mindful communication will not only support healing, the […]