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“This is the gospel of Rolfing: When the body gets working appropriately, the force of gravity can flow through. Then spontaneously the body heals itself.”
Dr. Ida P. Rolf
Dr Rolf earned her Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 1920. She went on to work in organic chemistry until 1927 when she began studying and experimenting with different modalities of healing and manipulation including mathematics, physics, homeopathy, osteopathy, chiropractics and yoga.
Dr. Rolf sought to find the answer to this question: "What conditions must be fulfilled in order for the human body-structure to be organized and integrated in gravity so that the whole person can function in the most optimal and economical way?"
She believed that structural imbalances in the body placed abnormal demands on muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments, thereby creating compensations throughout the body structure.
She spent 30 years developing the systematic protocol to release these imbalances called the Structural Integration Ten Series.
“Some individuals may perceive their losing fight with gravity as a sharp pain in their back, others as the unflattering contour of their body, others as constant fatigue, yet others as an unrelentingly threatening environment. Those over forty may call it old age. And yet all these signals may be pointing to a single problem so prominent in their own structure, as well as others, that it has been ignored: they are off balance, they are at war with gravity.”
Dr. Ida P. Rolf