Essence offers Rolfing


From infants to elders, athletes to desk jockeys, whether you suffer from sciatica, headaches, neck or shoulder pain Rolfing is a way to improve whatever you do in your life and help you feel better.

Rolfing® Structural Integration (SI) often offers relief to pain but that’s only a start. It is aimed at bringing us into balance in gravity, easing soft tissue that isn’t letting us move freely. Often times, people that seek Rolfing for a certain ache or pain come away with a much better moving body. Posture is more upright, activities are easier to perform and life just becomes more comfortable!

In today’s world there are many approaches for how people find whole health.

By whole we mean from head to toe and from inside to out, including mind and body. Over the years people have turned to Rolfing SI, and as the practice has become more refined the process has become more effective. Rolfing, as it is most commonly known, is a form of manual therapy in which the certified practitioner works with a client’s soft tissue to mobilize and free the person of their restrictions and pain. It is an interactive treatment in which the client is encouraged to communicate what they are experiencing while the practitioner stretches, presses and shapes their soft tissue in an effort to restore function and release “stuck” tissue.

Rolfing SI is based on the work of Dr. Ida Rolf who started teaching this method in the 1960’s. She designed what is known as the ten-series, in which each session builds upon the previous. Though there is a sequence to the design of the series, a client’s practitioner will often recognize their unique needs and use his or her skills and experience to address those appropriately. By trying the first three sessions a person will have a good idea of how the work feels, how they respond and gives the practitioner a “global tour” of how the client moves (or doesn’t) in their everyday life. This usually reveals how a client’s restrictions compromise healthy tissue that ultimately causes pain. Sessions can be spaced a week to three weeks apart and are typically an hour and fifteen minutes.

If you would like to give Rolfing a try, please contact Anna Timmons, certified Rolf practitioner at 303-807-4980. You can also read more from her website at and drop an email with any questions as to how this method might help you to [email protected].



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