What is Rolfing or Structural Integration?
Rolfing or Structural Integration is a manual process for reorganizing and integrating the human body. The Rolfer uses physical pressure to guide connective tissue to a place that allows the body to move more freely, efficiently and with less pain.
What is the Thompson Rolfing Center?
The Thompson Rolfing Center, founded in 1969 by Ron Thompson, offers an opportunity to invest in your body. With 47 years of combined experience, the Thompson Rolfing Center is a pioneer in the development of Rolfing. Ron Thompson was a student and later the personal Rolfer to Dr. Ida Rolf (the founder of Rolfing), Rebecca Thompson studied under Ron.
Your physical being, the body, is like clothing. It can fit so comfortably you hardly know it’s there. It can soothe and protect you. It can free you to move about unselfconsciously and like clothing it can be altered. The forces of gravity and life can affect the basic fabric of your body in ways contrary to its own original ideal pattern. Returning your body to its unique and healthy pattern is the purpose of Rolfing as practiced by Rebecca and Ron Thompson at the Thompson Rolfing Center.
“Some individuals may perceive their losing fight with gravity as a sharp pain in their back, others as the unflattering contour of their body, others as constant fatigue, yet others as an unrelentingly threatening environment. Those over forty may call it old age. And yet all these signals may be pointing to a single problem so prominent in their own structure, as well as others, that it has been ignored: they are off balance; they are at war with gravity.”
–Ida P. Rolf, Ph.D., Founder of Rolfing