Psychological Benefits of Rolfing
“Physical stress mirrors emotional suffering, relief from physical constraint markedly affects emotional misery.” – Dr. Ida P. Rolf
While Structural Integration directly addresses the physical manifestations of stress the emotional implications can be far reaching. As structural issues are confronted they often surface with emotional content. Chronic tension, traumatic injuries and experiences, distorted self image can all be manifested in posture and movement. As areas of shortened connective tissue are opened up so is the potential for repressed memories and feelings to surface. Structural Integration can be a powerful adjunct to the psycho-therapy process. It can help physical and sexual abuse survivors with post traumatic stress disorder to come to terms with the past and reclaim their lives.