From the desk of Joel Gheiler, LMT... Q. Is Rolf Therapy like a deep tissue massage?
A. At times the work is deep and at other times gentle. The work is always slow in pace. We also focus on high leverage points such as hips, abdomen and visceral organs, neck, jaw, feet, lower back, chest and shoulders.
Q. Will a Rolf Therapy session focus on my problem areas?
A. Yes and much more. A Rolf session seeks to establish better working relationships between all body parts to reduce overall patterns of stress.
Q. What is the Ten Session protocol?
A. Ida Rolf designed the therapy to be completed in Ten Sessions in order to allocate sufficient time for all body parts to be released from patterns of strain.
Q. Do the effects of a Rolf Therapy last?
A. A Rolf Therapy is a great tool to initiate new processes. Depending on the individuals health, diet, and lifestyle, a Rolf session tends to create a long lasting changes.
Q.What are some of the other benefits of the Rolf Method?
A. In addition to feeling spacious and expansive, with less muscular tension and pain, the Rolf Method also increases digestion, circulation, breathing capacity, and balances the pelvic floor which helps strengthen our capacity to procreate.
Q. Is what you do called Rolfing or the Rolf Method?
A. Rolfing is a trademarked name belonging to the Rolf Institute in Boulder, CO. After the death of Ida Rolf, several people felt that her original teachings were being distorted. A small group of extremely talented practitioners diverted and formed their own school in Boulder, Colorado called The Guild for Structural Integration. Joel is a graduate of Guild.