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Rolfing - Cost

Posted by Donna E. on April 30, 2002 at 15:22:30:

I was wondering if anyone here has Rolfing done. If so, how much did it cost you? I found a certified Rolfer in my area, but she charges $120/session. My husband needs it too, so by the time we get done with 9 session each, that's going to run us a fortune.

Is this a normal charge? What is so special about Rolfing that it costs so much more than a deep tissue massage from a certified massage therapist?



Re: Rolfing - Cost Never Mind

Posted by Donna E. on April 30, 2002 at 15:41:37:

In Reply to: Rolfing - Cost posted by Donna E. on April 30, 2002 at 15:22:30:

I found out what Rolfing is all about from a web site and that the average cost per session is about $100. Normally there are 10 sessions, but this lady only does 9.

I'd still like to hear from someone who has had this done and how it worked for them.



Where 'bouts do you live ?

Posted by Roy on April 30, 2002 at 16:17:40:

In Reply to: Rolfing - Cost posted by Donna E. on April 30, 2002 at 15:22:30:

Here in Toronto, it runs about $90/hr. That's about $60 US. I only had 3 sessions,and thought it really loosened me up. I used it to expedite my SR effectiveness. Can't really say if it did that, but I enjoyed it none the less. My rolfer was pretty hot too, which was bonus. I definitely wouldn't pay $120US per session though. That sounds too high. Why do you want to get rolfed?



Been Rolfed, , ,,

Posted by Jen B on April 30, 2002 at 17:16:57:

In Reply to: Re: Rolfing - Cost Never Mind posted by Donna E. on April 30, 2002 at 15:41:37:

... and lived to tell about it! It was a valuable experience for me, well worth the money. Very powerful, very healing. That was about 4 years ago, and I'm considering going back for another series, because I believe I'm now ready for an even deeper (on every level) experience. I live in the boondocks of the midwest, but am fortunate to have an advanced certified Rolfer about an hour's drive away, who charges $95 or $100 a session. Sessions were at least 1.5 hours long. I went about once every 3-5 weeks for 10 sessions. I am so impressed that Dr. Stoll recommends this healing modality -- makes me admire him even more!



Re: Rolfing - Cost

Posted by
Dave G on April 30, 2002 at 18:48:05:

In Reply to: Rolfing - Cost posted by Donna E. on April 30, 2002 at 15:22:30:

Have now had 2 rolfings here in Toronto. Cost $100 for 1 1/2 hours. Worth every dime though. I feel much more open and less tense.

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Re: Where 'bouts do you live ?

Posted by Donna E. on April 30, 2002 at 19:00:02:

In Reply to: Where 'bouts do you live ? posted by Roy on April 30, 2002 at 16:17:40:

I live in Southern California just outside of L.A. I want to use Rolfing as part of the solution to what I have done to myself with chronic bracing and to try and stop the bracing. I am going to use this in conjunction with Skilled Relaxation and Alexander Technique. I am not going to do all three at once, but eventually, I want to get to this. More than anything, my husband needs this right away.

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who did you go to Donna?

Posted by ~CT on April 30, 2002 at 22:12:42:

In Reply to: Been Rolfed, , ,, posted by Jen B on April 30, 2002 at 17:16:57:

I'm in the Midwest and have been researching rolfing myself.

Thanks :)

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Re: Rolfing - Cost (Archive.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 01, 2002 at 09:16:14:

In Reply to: Rolfing - Cost posted by Donna E. on April 30, 2002 at 15:22:30:

Hi, Donna.

Listen to all the other responses!

I think that Rolfing, which takes a lot more training than being a masseuse, is well worth the $120/session.

In MY experience this is at the high end of the usual charge. Each Rolfing session takes about 90 minutes which is a lot more than any routine bodywork session.

If you look into what Rolfing is, EXACTLY (see reference in Rolfing archives), I think you will feel better about it.

Let us know how you do.

Walt

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Re: Rolfing - Cost...my recent experiences

Posted by Nutmeg on May 01, 2002 at 20:13:25:

In Reply to: Rolfing - Cost posted by Donna E. on April 30, 2002 at 15:22:30:

Hi Donna,

I just had my second Rolfing treatment a week ago. I paid $100 for each of them. They only last 1 hour, but the Rolfer travels here once a month from a city 200 miles away and stays for 5-7 days at a time to meet the demand in this area. I suspect he sees about 50-60 people, and I know there is a long list of people each month waiting for cancellations. The Rolfer works out of a local doctor's office. Considering that he needs to cover his food, lodging, and travel expenses, and that he is an advanced certified Rolfer with 30 years of experience, I think this is a very good deal.

As far as what the Rolfing has done for me so far, it's been worth every penny. I am a long-time chronic bracer with major pain in my neck, low back, and hip/thigh areas, and fibromyalgia. I have spent thousands of dollars a year on massage, chiropractic, acupuncture, and other healing work, not to mention supplements, special pillows, etc. They all help to some degree, but nothing stuck. The Rolfing is sticking! This Rolfer doesn't really follow a rigid format of treatments--he essentially goes to the areas that need the most attention to guide the body back into its proper alignment. He likened his approach to an artist stretching a canvas over a frame. You have to work a little on each edge and corner to get it just right, and of course, each frame is a little different, although patterns are similar. The frame has to be willing too.

After my first Rolfing treatment, I had a wonderful night's sleep. My hip pain level was down about 80% and I didn't wake up every 20-60 minutes to turn over, like I normally do. After a couple of days, I started to have pain in various places again, but it was just my body realigning itself and adjusting in new ways to the structural changes. The new pain was nowhere near as bad as before treatment #1. I grew almost an inch in a few days, which made me only an inch shorter than I thought I was, rather than 2 inches shorter!

My second treatment was also extremely beneficial. I've had sore feet off and on for years and have had severe heel pain since last summer. He worked on my feet first and the relief was immediate!! To keep the benefits going, however, I've had to change to thin-soled shoes that allow my feet to flex and my toes work. Otherwise, I'd be back to having inflexible plank feet in no time. I also have greatly reduced pain in my neck. He worked the muscles in my upper back and neck to release the tension there. It also felt better immediately. Although I got on a plane the next day to go on vacation, wheeled my heavy luggage around, and did other things that normally send my neck into spasms, I'm relatively painless a week later! I would estimate 60-70% better! Won't my massage therapist be surprised? My vacation included plenty of hiking and walking too, and my feet, knee, and hips are only giving me minor trouble now. Instead of wearing my stiff hiking boots or heavy walking shoes I did most of my hiking in neoprene aquasocks! My feet got tired and a little sore, but they were always better the next day or after a good rest.

Let your intuition and your body be your guide on what is best for you. Continuing with this Rolfer and some of the other things I'm doing seem like the right program for me. I also plan to add another modality or two in the near future. Farther along, I want to try doing 2 or 3 Rolfing sessions in the week that the Rolfer is here. He gave me some guidance on what sessions can be combined and which ones are best done alone. He says everyone needs tune-ups from time to time, but the changes & improvments are relatively permanent, especially if the person cooperates and makes the other lifestyle changes he recommends.

For me, the physical and structural benefits of the treatments seem to be continuing, and without the constant pain, my outlook is much better. The Rolfer warned me that by the 4th treatment, we will be getting into core areas and that will likely bring up the emotional issues that I have heard about with Rolfing. Those are apparently the blockages that keep us in the same old patterns and prevent us or make us fearful of doing what we want to do in life. I'm looking forward to addressing those.

Wishing you and your husband the best. Please post about your experiences.

Nutmeg



Re: Rolfing - Cost

Posted by
Alan on May 01, 2002 at 22:40:13:

In Reply to: Rolfing - Cost posted by Donna E. on April 30, 2002 at 15:22:30:

SAVED MY LIFE-GAVE ME BACK THE FLEXABILTY I
HAD 40 YEARS AGO- THE RESULTS AFTER 3 YEARS
SEEM PERMANENT- MY GUY CHARGED EVEN MORE-
BUT SINCE HE WAS ALSO A PHYSICAL THERAPIST- I
GOT 70% OF IT COVERED BY INSURANCE, I WILL
CONTINUE TO GO FOR FOLLOWUPS EVERY NOW
AND THEN-
IT CAN BE QUITE UNCOMFORTABLE- BUT THE
RESULTS ARE INSTANTANEOUS AND VERY
GRATIFYING



Re: Rolfing - awareness of

Posted by Jan on May 02, 2002 at 00:14:19:

In Reply to: Re: Rolfing - Cost posted by Alan on May 01, 2002 at 22:40:13:

I wonder why Rolfing isn't better known.

But then, I wonder why a LOT of the stuff we discuss isn't better known.

Actually, I know why - by asking the one subject I have at hand. (me) Simple bias against it, planted there by someone. In this case - 20 years ago. Hear the sound of the mind's door closing. SLAM! No further investigation on my part... (even though I was interested)

At least now, I feel open to investigate it...

On the one hand, you can't be investigating *everything*; you have to have some focus. On the other hand, the REASON I didn't investigate it was because of a theory that said, "Rolfing can't be good, because... x, y, z."

Walt I promised you I would dig out the research/opinion on Rolfing by primal therapists (did I promise you or was I just thinking about it?) which I find rather interesting. Anyway I will, when I get a chance.



Re: Rolfing - Cost...my recent experiences (TESTIMONIAL)

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 02, 2002 at 08:47:55:

In Reply to: Re: Rolfing - Cost...my recent experiences posted by Nutmeg on May 01, 2002 at 20:13:25:

Thanks, Nutmeg!

Namaste`

Walt

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Re: Rolfing - Cost (TESTIMONIAL)

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 02, 2002 at 08:49:23:

In Reply to: Re: Rolfing - Cost posted by Alan on May 01, 2002 at 22:40:13:

Thanks, Alan!

Namaste`

Walt

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Re: Rolfing - Cost...my recent experiences

Posted by Donna E. on May 02, 2002 at 13:39:32:

In Reply to: Re: Rolfing - Cost...my recent experiences posted by Nutmeg on May 01, 2002 at 20:13:25:

Wow nutmeg, what a post, thank you so much! You have helped me to make a solid decision to go for the rolfing. I will definitely keep you posted. We were going to wait until after June, but I think we are going to start now.

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Re: Rolfing - awareness of

Posted by Donna E. on May 02, 2002 at 13:46:01:

In Reply to: Re: Rolfing - awareness of posted by Jan on May 02, 2002 at 00:14:19:

You know, I almost said I would like to see the research/opinions too. There goes my control issue again. But from all the posters here that have given adamant testimony that it works and works immediately is going to be enough for me.

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Re: Rolfing - Cost

Posted by Donna E. on May 02, 2002 at 13:47:49:

In Reply to: Re: Rolfing - Cost posted by Alan on May 01, 2002 at 22:40:13:

Thank you Alan, you along with everyone else who have (has?) posted here have helped me a great deal with this decision. I am looking forward to the results you have had.

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