From the desk of Joel Gheiler, LMT...
Is Rolf Therapy like a deep tissue massage?
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.
Will a Rolf Therapy session focus on my problem areas?
Yes, and much more. A Rolf Session seeks to establish better working relationships between all body parts to reduce overall patterns of stress.
What is the Ten session Protocol?
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.
Do the effects of a Rolf Therapy last?
A Rolf Therapy is a great tool to initiate new processes. Depending on the individuals health, diet, and life style, a Rolf Session tends to create long lasting changes.
What are some of the other benefits of the Rolf Method?
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.
Is what you do called Rolfing or the Rolf Method?
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 the guild.
Joel Gheiler has been a Rolf practitioner for more than a decade.
Born and raised in Israel, Joel studied biology and chemistry at the University of Florida, and pursued his license in massage therapy (LMT) at Educating Hands School of Massage in Miami.
While studying massage, Joel was fortunate to receive a Rolf session, relieving him of an old hip injury. After experiencing the benefits himself, Joel earned his certification as a Rolf Method practitioner. He first studied at The Guild For Structural Integration in Boulder, Colorado and then went on to study directly under Emmett Hutchins, Dr. Rolf's first approved Rolfing instructor, in Kauai, Hawaii.
Joel believes that the Rolf Method is a powerful and effective approach that addresses clients' issues ranging from acute injury to chronic pain and rehabilitation. Many clients find regular Rolf sessions helpful in reaching their optimal physical well being. Joel's experience and passion for facilitating healing in others has brought him into contact with people from all walks of life: from athletes and yogis to professionals and many other members of our community. Joel's unique skill and sensitivity enables him to relate to every body type. With each person he sees, Joel seeks to do what Dr. Rolf intended: re-synchronizing the body's energy systems, thereby establishing the conditions under which the body is able to heal itself.