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Posted by kmd on February 18, 2001 at 10:36:13:

Hi leon, good to see you back. How did your rolfing go?



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Posted by leon on February 20, 2001 at 10:52:35:

In Reply to: to leon posted by kmd on February 18, 2001 at 10:36:13:

hi kmd @


rolfing was quite beneficical in many ways. unfotunately, i stopped after five sessions, bc the building where the office was located was undergoing remodelling and i could not take the chemicals in the air. serious problem.

i would do it again under better conditions certainly !



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Posted by kmd on February 20, 2001 at 12:31:16:

In Reply to: Re: to leon posted by leon on February 20, 2001 at 10:52:35:

Thanks for the update. I've always been curious about rolfing, don't have the funds for it and have heard some people say it is intollerably painful. I suppose you have to go in there with a certain state of mind stating that it is not "pain" you are feeling, but just a "sensation" and rise above it? Anyway, I remembered you saying something about your rolfer being pretty freaky, and then you were gone for so long I wondered if you got rolfed too hard (just kidding).



Re: Rolfing

Posted by
June on February 21, 2001 at 14:15:40:

In Reply to: Re: to leon posted by kmd on February 20, 2001 at 12:31:16:

I'm blessed with an osteopath (on my health plan) who uses several techniques and has a Rolfer who comes in for some patients - like lucky me. I could never imagine being able to pay that price in the time frame that would be the best.

Pain and continuing problems with bracing (yep, my osteopath even uses that word) made me an acceptable candidate. My PCP had said something like, "ROLFING? That'll break you in 2 - (shakes his head) - it can be pretty painful." I guess he didn't get it that I was already in pain. We all tolerate degrees of pain or types of pain differently.

I hope you get back into the series, Leon.

kmd, any pain I've had at Rolfing was not like the pain of suffering a migraine. My practitioner wanted to use a scale of 1-10 for pain and in 4 sessions I've reached a 10 in one place (I think a migraine is an 11, BTW). I had a strange phenomena I'll make another post about, but as far as painful - an interesting and uncomfortable sensation seems an apt description (for my experience). You know, they are pushing down and opening up the connective tissue. Sometimes it feels great! When there is a part of that that hurts in the session, I think it feels like some sort of congestion and at worst for me was the one time of piercing, localized agony. She backed off and tried another approach for that "10" and I was pretty soon able to tolerate the place where I'd hit the roof before. We talk about how it feels to me and to her when it is painful and its the kind of pain that I can sort of detach from, unlike those darned headaches. Unless she needs to back off of it, I'm an observer and its a very interesting (and helpful) process.

There are differing kinds of pain to me, unfortunately from experience, but I want to just throw into the ring that a person's perception of pain, and what kind of pain is going to happen (if you were headed to a Rolfing session and getting anxious). Remove fear in this type of situation - you may feel a kind of pain somewhere you've never experienced before so since you know this might happen and that you can have the Rolfer stop with one word you can go into it knowing you're prepared. It has been really good for me. I hope you're able to do it one day.

June



Re: Rolfing

Posted by leon cavallo on February 21, 2001 at 14:59:57:

In Reply to: Re: Rolfing posted by June on February 21, 2001 at 14:15:40:

hi june!

sounds like a great situation with your osteopath and rolfer ! u r lucky.

my dentist years ago-- even tho he poisoned me !-- taught me something wonderful: beieng perceptive about the distinction between pain and pressure !



Re: Rolfing

Posted by kmd on February 22, 2001 at 14:03:25:

In Reply to: Re: Rolfing posted by leon cavallo on February 21, 2001 at 14:59:57:

Thanks June! Maybe one day...

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Posted by Walt Stoll on February 23, 2001 at 13:56:56:

In Reply to: Re: Rolfing posted by June on February 21, 2001 at 14:15:40:

Thanks, June!

Remember that any body work is a "dance" between the person being worked on and the person doing the work. Any good masseuse or Rolfer will explain that to you.

Let us know what you learn.

Walt

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