My soul death is averted by Rolfing® Structural Integration

Here is the final installment of the 3 part series about how I became a Certified Rolfer.™ In Part 3 I discover my love for dance, receive my first taste of hands-on manual therapy for a dance injury, … [Read more...]


Is Rolfing Structural Integration the Same as Deep Tissue Massage and Myofascial Release?

There seems to be a lot of confusion in the public's awareness of the difference between Rolfing Structural Integration and deep tissue massage therapy. Instead of writing one more article explaining … [Read more...]


San Francisco Bay Area Media Cover Rolfing® Structural Integration

It's been a fantastic three days for news coverage of Rolfing SI in the San Francisco Bay Area. First, on December 4, the San Jose Mercury News re-published the October 7, 2010, New York Times Style … [Read more...]


Starkey Labs Wins 2010 Award for Innovative Work Comp Program That Includes Rolfing® SI

Starkey Laboratories, Inc. of Eden Prairie, Minnesota has earned the 2010 Governor's Award for Innovative Measures in Workers' Compensation from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry and the … [Read more...]


Rolfing Structural Integration is NOT Ralphing, ROFL, or . . .

A guide for all you 21st century internet savvy, Facebooking, Blogging, Twittering Peeps out there Long, long ago in a century far, far away lived a woman named Ida Pauline Rolf. She observed that … [Read more...]


Nylon Magazine and The Minneapolis Star Tribune Feature Rolfing® SI

In the August 2009 issue of Nylon Magazine deputy editor Luke Crisell and beauty director Holly Siegel describe their experience receiving three Rolfing sessions from a Rolfing practitioner in New … [Read more...]


My Pilates Journey

I have been involved with Pilates more or less since the late 1980s. I was first introduced to Pilates principles while studying dance with Mercy Sidbury at Sonoma State University. My curiosity … [Read more...]


Bodywork as Meditation Part 4 of 4

Final installment of the article by my friend Raymond Bishop, Certified Advanced Rolfer. Another dimension of this subtle and global sensing is a phenomenon called entrainment.¹?  Entrainment is the … [Read more...]


Bodywork as Meditation Part 3 of 4

Continuation of the article by my friend Raymond Bishop, Certified Advanced Rolfer. The ideas of Tolle have a strong resonance with a much earlier esoteric philosopher, George Ivanovich Gurdjieff who … [Read more...]


Bodywork as Meditation Part 2 of 4

Continuation of the article written by my friend Raymond Bishop, Certified Advanced Rolfer. If we focus too much on muscular structures, we miss the larger fascial planes that morph and alter the … [Read more...]