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Rolfing vs. Hellerwork... what's the difference?

Posted by DanO [1256.1102] on April 19, 2004 at 21:27:32:

What is the difference between rolfing and hellerwork? Also which one is more effective or distinguished?

Thanks,
DanO



Re: Rolfing vs. Hellerwork... what's the difference?

Posted by Michele [6.15] on April 20, 2004 at 07:06:58:

In Reply to: Rolfing vs. Hellerwork... what's the difference? posted by DanO [1256.1102] on April 19, 2004 at 21:27:32:

Rolfing is more akin to a deep tissue massage - Hellerwork has back and forth communication with the client/therapist and similar techniques of deep tissue.
I think both are fine, both are comperable to a good deep tissue therapy...yet if you want to get some emotions free, the Hellerwork would probably leave you feeling more as if a weight is lifted off of you.
Hope that helps.
Michele

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Re: Rolfing vs. Hellerwork... what's the difference?

Posted by Nutmeg [86.58] on April 20, 2004 at 14:21:43:

In Reply to: Rolfing vs. Hellerwork... what's the difference? posted by DanO [1256.1102] on April 19, 2004 at 21:27:32:

Hi Ron,

I asked my Rolfer about Hellerwork. He trained under Ida Rolf, was Rolfed by her, and is a certified advanced Rolfer with 30 years of experience. He says Rolfing and Hellerwork are about the same, and that Heller was a student of Rolfing who went off to develop his own style of bodywork based on Rolfing.

I also met a Hellerworker who told me that it is essentially the same thing as Rolfing.

I've never been Hellerworked, but I've had 22 sessions of Rolfing. I had some incredible emotional releases, life-changing relief from pain and stiffness, learned to relax my muscles and not fight the treatment, and even to dissociate from the pain so my body could receive the treatment. There was plenty of communication between me and the Rolfer. Even if I wasn't saying anything and he wasn't asking, the Rolfer was reading my face and my body's responses to his work and knew instinctively when to ease up or move on.

Which ever you choose, be sure to choose an experienced practitioner who has experience with your particular condition, and get a referral from someone you trust, if possible. Also trust your own instincts to guide you. Like any profession, there are average and below-average practitioners out there, as well as the excellent ones.

Wishing you the best,
Nutmeg



Re: Rolfing vs. Hellerwork... what's the difference? (Archive.)

Posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on April 21, 2004 at 06:36:39:

In Reply to: Re: Rolfing vs. Hellerwork... what's the difference? posted by Nutmeg [86.58] on April 20, 2004 at 14:21:43:

Thanks, Nutmeg.

Exactly my understanding as well.

Namaste`

Walt

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