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Posted by
Molly X on February 28, 2003 at 13:16:01:

Has anyone here experienced rolfing? Could it possibly help my lower back pain? Could it make it worse? Does it hurt? All opinions are appreciated, as well as links to trusted information web pages.

Molly



Re: rolfing

Posted by Sean on February 28, 2003 at 13:25:39:

In Reply to: rolfing posted by Molly X on February 28, 2003 at 13:16:01:

I had rolfing done ... it may help with your back pain.


What about seeing a chiropractor? What kind of back pain do you have?

Sean

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Re: rolfing

Posted by Bernadette on February 28, 2003 at 13:40:51:

In Reply to: rolfing posted by Molly X on February 28, 2003 at 13:16:01:

Hi Molly,

I had a series of sessions done last year. After my knee surgery, my toes turned out when I walked. The rolfer was able to fix it so my foot was aligned properly. It cost $110 per session and there were 10 sessions. In addition, he taught me to walk and sit correctly and have the right posture. I think it may help you, but you need to discuss that with your rolfer.

Yes, it is painful at times, however he moved on to the next area pretty quickly. If it hurt alot he stopped when I told him.

Hope this helps and good luck.

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Re: rolfing

Posted by S.H.A.P.E. on February 28, 2003 at 16:31:05:

In Reply to: rolfing posted by Molly X on February 28, 2003 at 13:16:01:

Rolfing is very painful but this may not be the answer to your back problems, unless it was hurt in an accident. I personally went to a Rolfer for over three years and then I found out that it was a congested Liver and gallbladder that was causing over 14 symptoms, including my severe upper and lower back pain. Check out the list below and see how many other congested Liver symptoms you are experiencing. * S.H.A.P.E. * PS - If you are experiencing over five of these symptoms, then I'd suggest that you perform a simple Liver/Gallbladder Flush to stop your suffering.

SYMPTOMS CAUSED BY A CONGESTED/SLUGGISH LIVER

UPPER/LOWER BACK PAIN
A TUGGING/GRIPPING/PAINFUL FEELING
IN THE AREA OF YOUR LIVER
AN UNEXPLAINED HOT OR COLD FEELING
(especially between 1:00 and 3:00 AM)
CONSTIPATION
HEMORRHOIDS
HIGH CHOLESTEROL
CHRONIC FATIGUE
A BLOATED FEELING
INDIGESTION/ACID REFLUX
BELCHING
DROWSINESS AFTER EATING
CHRONIC BRACING (stress and tension)
ALLERGIC REACTIONS TO CERTAIN FOODS
INTOLERANCE TO FATTY FOODS
ALLERIC REACTIONS TO ODORS (multiple chemical sensitivities)
SLEEP DISORDERS
EARLY SIGNS OF DIABETES (hypoglycemia)
STIFF/PAINFUL JOINTS
COATED TONGUE (white or yellowish looking)
BAD BREATH
METALLIC TASTE IN MOUTH
BLURRED VISION
POOR MEMORY
TROUBLES CONCENTRATING
SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION (lack of desire or extremely fatigued afterwards)
SENSITIVITY TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
HORMONEAL INBALANCE
MENOPAUSAL SYMPTOMS (Hot Flashes)
UNEXPLAINED WEIGHT GAIN
PROTUBERANT ABDOMEN (pot belly)
FATTY LUMPS/TUMOURS UNDER YOUR SKIN
SORE OR TICKLISH LYMPH’s
THYROID PROBLEMS
FREQUENT INFECTIONS
TINNITUS (buzzing/ringing in ears)
HEADACHES/MIGRAINES
SINUS PROBLEMS
ASTHMA PROBLEMS
FAINTING
DIZZINESS
DARK OR ORANGE URINE
PALE (WHITE) STOOL
EDEMA (swelling in the legs)
YOU BRUISE EASILY
YOU BLEED EASILY
SKIN PROBLEMS (Rashes, Hives, Itching, Rosacea, Psoriasis, etc.)
BROWNISH SPOTS/BLEMISHES ON SKIN (Liver Spots)
REDDISH LOOKING TINT TO HANDS AND FEET
DARK EXTREMITIES
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
WHITES OF EYES BECOME YELLOW LOOKING
GREEN, YELLOW OR ORANGE TINT TO YOUR SKIN
HYPERSENSITIVE TO NOISES
GALLSTONES
DEGENERATIVE DISEASES (Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lupus, MS, etc.)
NAUSEA/VOMITING ATTACKS
NUMBNESS OR TINLING OF THE EXTREMITIES
ARM PAIN THAT RESEMBLES A HEART ATTACK
WEAK TENDONS, LIGAMENTS & MUSCLES
MUSCLE SPASMS OR CRAMPS
SORE OR TENDER LYMPH (toxic)
ALZHEIMER’S OR PARKINSON’S
PREMATURE AGING

WOMEN ONLY

UTERINE FIBROIDS
OVARIAN CYSTS
ENDOMETRIOSIS
PAINFUL MENSTUATION

MEN ONLY

PROSTATE PROBLEMS

EMOTIONAL SYMPTOMS

DEPRESSION
UNPREDICTABLE FEELINGS OF RAGE, ANGAR & FRUSTRATED
HAPPY PEOPLE IRRITATE YOU
YOU’RE CONSTANTLY PLANNING
YOUR MOODS ARE CONSTENTLY CHANGING
YOU SOMETIMES FEEL LIKE YELLING OR SCREAMING
YOU’RE NEVER HAPPY OR SATIFIED
YOU’RE NEVER IN THE PRESENT MOMENT (a distant feeling)
YOU EXHIBIT THE PERSONALITY OF A PERFECTIONIST
YOU FEEL UNCOMFOTABLE IN THE PRESENCES OF STRANGERS
NEGLECT OF APPEARANCE

ADVANCED SYMPTOMS

DIABETES TYPE-2
HEART DISEASE
CANCER
AIDS

The most accurate test for detecting a diseased (not congested) Gallbladder is a “Hide-A Scan”. Gallstones will not be detected on an x-ray or ultra-sound scan.

Old Sage doctors believed that when a patient was seriously sick, regardless if they were experiencing signs of cancer, heart disease, an autoimmune disease, etc., that the “Root Cause” was a congested or blocked Liver and Gallbladder, which occurred three to five years before the onset of their illness. By performing a simple Liver/Gallbladder flush, until all the stones are eliminated, this health problem can be reversed!



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it's great

Posted by labrat on February 28, 2003 at 21:33:03:

In Reply to: rolfing posted by Molly X on February 28, 2003 at 13:16:01:

I recommend it highly.

I was rolfed a few years ago and it helped me so much...

It was not at all painful during the treatment, though sometimes I was sore afterwards for a day or so from having my muscles realigned. Of course, like anything else, if you have a good practitioner, it makes all the difference!

I would look into it if I were you, but certainly figure out why you have lower back pain to begin with. Once you know the cause, it should make your choice of treatment easier.

~~~8>

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Re: rolfing

Posted by Sally on February 28, 2003 at 22:30:49:

In Reply to: rolfing posted by Molly X on February 28, 2003 at 13:16:01:

My massage therapist told me that much of low back pain is often caused by hamstring problems. Why not try a few sessions working on those and see if it makes a difference.

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Re: rolfing

Posted by Happygal on March 01, 2003 at 10:33:40:

In Reply to: rolfing posted by Molly X on February 28, 2003 at 13:16:01:

Hi Molly X,

There's many different causes for back pain. If you describe what yours is like maybe we can give more specific help.

Best wishes,
Happygal (Certified Massage Therapist)

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Re: rolfing

Posted by Molly X on March 03, 2003 at 09:17:26:

In Reply to: rolfing posted by Molly X on February 28, 2003 at 13:16:01:

This is all extremely interesting and helpful THANK YOU THANK YOU!
I did see a chiropractor a couple of days ago, and although yesterday I was popping advil today I feel more flexible.

He asked me to evaluate my lifestyle, fitness, nutrition, posture, which comes down to the chair I am sitting on while I “work and surf”. So basically join a gym, lose weight, stay fit, daily physical therapy (home grown exercises) and more fruits and veggies. He prescribed the Scarsdale Medical Diet so I could drop 20 by April. He also swears by the “chair”, it’s a Herman Miller Aeron, it has a unique design with lumbar support, called Posture Fit. Even told me where to buy it, : ) too funny. He rec’ed a deal because he purchased multiple chairs for everyone in his office. Nice guy.

I checked it out at Sit4Less.com, my insurance doesn’t cover prolonged chiro visits, massage therapy or rolfing, so I think I would rather spend the money on the chair and enjoy some daily relief.

What do you think?

Molly



Re: rolfing

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 04, 2003 at 06:22:46:

In Reply to: Re: rolfing posted by Molly X on March 03, 2003 at 09:17:26:

Hi, Molly X.

The chair probably will give you some relief but will do nothing about why this is happening; whereas Rolfing Alexander Technique and SR will. Why not forget about the Rolfing and just do the other 2 while you are getting temporary relief from your chair?

Walt



Re: rolfing

Posted by Kathy on March 04, 2003 at 11:23:33:

In Reply to: Re: rolfing posted by Walt Stoll on March 04, 2003 at 06:22:46:

You always recommend rolfing and alexander. What do you think about feldencreis and trager?



Re: rolfing (Archive in bracing.) There are more bodywork options.

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 05, 2003 at 07:14:17:

In Reply to: Re: rolfing posted by Kathy on March 04, 2003 at 11:23:33:

Hi, Kathy.

Tragering helps a lot of people but is not totally what Rolfing is for.

I frequently lump Feldenkrais OR Alexander together.

I think all of these approaches should be considered when one is bracing. I just do not type that all out every time. However all the ones you mentioned, but the Tragering, are listed in the bracing archives as options. If I listed every type of bodywork the list would be very long. I am hoping that just by opening the door to the concept of bodywork that people will seek out what works best for them.

Hope this helps.

Walt

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Posted by . on March 06, 2003 at 07:49:58:

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