A therapeutic system developed by Ida P. Rolf (1896-1979).
Rolfing is a stringent muscular realignment therapy, used mainly for back and neck problems. It consists mainly of deep massage therapy, which transcends chiropractic in that it is based on the notion that emotional as well as physical health depend upon being properly aligned.
In Rolfing alignment must be of much more than just the spine, as in Chiropractic. To be healthy, you must align your head, ankles, hips, thorax, pelvis, knees, shoulders, ears, etc., in just the right way. By being properly aligned, gravity enhances personal energy leading to a healthy body and emotional state.
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