It’s easy to think that your best days are behind you when you have chronic pain from past surgeries, injuries, or a less-than-optimal lifestyle.
Maybe your story sounds like mine…
I was recovering from shoulder surgery and missing out on the things I love.
Just picture it: Active, 41-year-old me. I was always worried that I’d do something while skiing, mountain biking, hiking, or playing with my family that would leave me hurting for days.
And when I wasn’t avoiding overdoing it, I was miserable with nagging upper back and neck pain while sitting in front of a computer all day as a MRI/CT technician.
I only saw more pain ahead, and I’d tried everything I could think of.
Physical therapy, surgery, massage, acupuncture, yoga, chiropractic, stretching, mobility work, numerous different types of weight training — you name it — but the results were always short lived, lasting just hours or days.
What we are all about
Utilizing the 3 proven pain control methods of Corrective Exercise Training, Personal Training and Rolfing Structural Integration; Gung-Ho Movement helps active adults get back to enjoying the things they love to do by eliminating the frustration of being chronically injured or in pain, simplifying the overwhelming number of therapy choices, and finally ending the heartbreaking feeling of missing out on all the fun.
That’s a very subjective question and really depends on the person getting the work. Rolfing sessions have an old reputation as being a painful. Personally, I feel that Rolfing Structural Integration techniques have changed in the past 40+ years to utilize a wide range of touch skills. Ranging from light to deep. Rolfing pressure is usually described as intense or deep, but not usually as painful. My goal is to make sessions as effective as possible, but the client is the controlling factor. I attempt to meet the client at their comfort level.
The 10 series was designed as a progressive approach to systematically change your body over 10 Sessions. It’s most effective that way. Each session builds off the previous one. With that in mind, some people cannot do 10 sessions, or have no desire to do a full 10 series. Individual sessions can tailored to your needs. I would advise anyone interested in trying Rolfing SI, to get at least 3 sessions to see if it works for you.
No. While there are similarities, about the closest thing to massage is that both use a table. Rolfing didn’t evolve from massage. Rolfing is not a technique. Rolfing is a collaborative approach to health with definite goals; to bring about postural and physical change and increase your body awareness. The aim of Rolfing is to give the client long lasting results.