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Rolfing - 6th Hour

Posted by trish on November 18, 1998 at 18:35:55:

Hi, everyone. Well, I forgot one of the most important aspects of my fifth hour. Didn't realize it until after I posted, and haven't had time to get back to this...so for those of you following along, I thought it would be best to insert it right here, before I got into the 6th hour.

During the time when my Rolfer was manipulating my abdomen, she asked me, as she often does, what impressions or thoughts I was having...could I describe my abdomen to her? Did it feel long or short; was it round or not; what was going on there? I found I couldn't answer. I had no impressions, which was very weird, since I've always been able to sort of see things when she asked me. And this time, there was nothing there. There was energy bundled up toward the solar plexus when we went there, but as she moved down, nothing...Then the lightbulb went on. I have leaky gut/candida. I think my lack of feeling for my abdomen has to do with the lack of energy and health there. It's not working, so I don't feel it. So, there it is...that was quite an insight for me, and I didn't want to leave it out.


Sixth hour, while helping my movement greatly, was not a real big deal in the way of insights or "yucky" manipulations ;-) (Terrie - I'm saving that for 7th hour). We did a lot of work on the buttocks and hamstrings. It felt great, what with all those bundles of nerves in your butt...it's sort of electrifying. She checked my walking a lot, too between working on the legs/butt. Again, I had the feeling of being taller and walking with more ease and grace. My legs swing more freely. We did a bit of breathing, too if I remember correctly - I'm an hour behind again!

That's it for 6th hour. I am still quite impressed with this whole process and am very glad I'm doing it. Someone who I speak with through email told me she thought it was the best health related decision she had made so far…I have to agree!

Be well,
trish



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Re: Rolfing - 6th Hour

Posted by Denise Wyrick on November 19, 1998 at 09:09:03:

In Reply to: Rolfing - 6th Hour posted by trish on November 18, 1998 at 18:35:55:

Hi all, Hum... Trish I am wondering if that anonymous person you are referring to in that message is me. If not I just want to say ditto. The decision to get rolfed is money very well spent. I had session 7 about 2 weeks ago. I'll have to admit having the inside of my mouth and nose worked was more than a little weird. In fact, it was frightening. I have so much trust in my practitioner though. He was constantly checking in with me to see how I was doing. I told him I was scared, he said "me too". So in spite of the discomfort and fear, I was able to laugh and relax into it. The benefits were an indescribable euphoria that were immediate. The longer term effects are a definite improvment in the way I walk. I have a very old pattern of swinging my left foot out (a torsion...perhaps). Now my walk is more smooth and direct. I hope this is clear and helpful :-) because it is difficult to describe. Anyway, I just wanted to say to anyone out there that might be thinking of rolfing but somewhat fearful of it... that my experience has been very positive. Of course, I strongly recommend that you find someone that you really trust and is competent.

Namaste'
Denise

PS: Session 8 is today.... I'll tune back in to let you all know how it goes. I really have appreciated all the wisdom of the board. This is my first post on here because I am the shy and retiring sort, but I love this board and all you guys.



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Re: Rolfing - 6th Hour

Posted by Phyllis A. on November 19, 1998 at 10:18:43:

In Reply to: Re: Rolfing - 6th Hour posted by Denise Wyrick on November 19, 1998 at 09:09:03:

I would really enjoy hearing about your rolfing experiences/details. I've looked forward to each one Trish has appended to the board. I haven't found a Rolfer in the Lexington, Ky. area.



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Yep, it WAS you, Denise!!!

Posted by trish on November 19, 1998 at 10:35:00:

In Reply to: Re: Rolfing - 6th Hour posted by Denise Wyrick on November 19, 1998 at 09:09:03:

Of course, I didn't want to name names. But HEY, you gave away 7th hour!!! ;-) I was thinking I'd surprise everyone with that bizzarre episode!

Well, I will go ahead and post about my 7th session in more detail- if you have anything to add, I'd sure appreciate it...like you said, it's very hard to describe, and I'm sure we will experience it differently, too. I didn't feel scared, but it was uncomfortably INTIMATE, don't you think? I mean the nose part.

Talk with you soon I hope! I can't wait to hear about your 8th hour - it was nice to have a heads up about the nose thing, since you're an hour ahead of me!

be well, denise, and thanks for chiming in!
trish



Re: Rolfing - 6th Hour

Posted by Walt Stoll on November 20, 1998 at 13:31:42:

In Reply to: Re: Rolfing - 6th Hour posted by Denise Wyrick on November 19, 1998 at 09:09:03:

Thanks for sharing, Denise.

Just think how many people you have helped by doing so! Testimonials convince more peop[le to take stuff like this seriously than ANYTHING I can say!

Remember: "Helping others move toward wellness is an aspect of our own!"

Namaste` Walt




Re: Rolfing - 6th Hour

Posted by Walt Stoll on November 20, 1998 at 13:41:36:

In Reply to: Re: Rolfing - 6th Hour posted by Phyllis A. on November 19, 1998 at 10:18:43:

Dear Phyllis,

There is a group of holistic healers right across Nicholasville Street from the UK Veterinarian School. I can't recall the name but I was there for a morning & sampled several of their professionals. THEY ARE GOOD. There was a Rolfer there when I was there. They have a big sign and take up the whole house of one of those houses along there--you can't miss it. Say hello to them for me. They are wonderful people!!!!!

Namaste` Walt




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