Ida Rolf Pictured with Rolfing client John Denver.
Structural Integration or 'Rolfing' is based on the advanced groundbreaking theory of Dr. Ida Rolf. After earning her Ph.D. in biochemistry she did extensive study of osteopathy, chiropractic medicine, yoga, the Alexander technique and Korzybski’s work on the states of consciousness. It was Dr. Rolfs theory that the cause of human discomfort lies in our connective tissue and the relationship it has with the field of gravity. Consequently Dr. Rolf developed a holistic system of connective tissue manipulation, which is known for it’s unique ability to organize the whole body in relation to gravity. An easier interaction between oneself and gravity is at the core of Rolfing, and is a key factor in the transformation it can bring about within the client.