WHAT IS ROLFING, structural integration?
Rolfing is a hands-on, systematic process of unwinding and releasing the connective tissues of the body, and accompanied mental and emotional holding patterns.
Humans imitate each other via mirror neurons. When we imitate through mirror neurons, we are borrowing others' messages. If we borrow these messages for a long period of time, they become our messages. Both functional movement and physical expression shape the way we present ourselves. Holding patterns may be established through behavior, habits, beliefs, impact traumas, repetitive physical function (i.e. the way you work at your job, or the way you exercise), as well as ancestral structural patterns. Rolfers assume that these fixations are no longer useful toward finding your potential. Through differentiation and integration we are allowed into the present and we become more fully aware.
Integration, in a Rolfing context, is a way of adopting a manageable amount of change – each session or each week – and then experiencing yourself with this change throughout the week, allowing it to fully realize. Changes from Rolfing are often felt as freer range of movement in a specific area of the body and more overall economy.
The Ten Hours of Rolfing asks for 10 hours of work over the course of 10 or 20 weeks. The experience continues to unfold over time.
WHAT IS CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY?
CranioSacral Therapy is a ever-growing holistic modality born from Cranial Osteopathy. It uses very light holding of the bones of the cranium and pelvis as a way into the deep membranous tissues that provide cerebral spinal fluid to our brain and central nervous system. The CranioSacral approach can be used as an inquisition into possible structural disorders (so it can be a good way to begin other treatments) and it can be used by itself to provide great healing to the whole Nervous System.