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Dr. Stoll..Rolfing or Deep Tissue??

Posted by
Brad on May 06, 2001 at 15:19:19:

I have read in your posts that when starting SR you should have a deep tissue massage 3x for 2 week. In other posts I see rolfing. I searched on rolfing and this is what I found...
Rolfing
Rolfing is a form of intense deep-tissue massage focused on increasing range of motion, and relieving chronic tension. Rolfers employ gliding pressure with their knuckles, thumbs, fingers, elbows, and knees to loosen and relax fascia (connective tissue that surrounds muscle groups and muscle fibers). Sessions are not for the faint of heart and can border on painful, however they can be extremely effective for people with chronic muscle tension. Rolfing is contraindicated for people with rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory conditions. Please consult your doctor before being "rolfed".
Can this be painful?? Which do you recommend, rolfing or deep tissue massage?? Thank you.



No need to answer..

Posted by
Brad on May 06, 2001 at 17:33:01:

In Reply to: Dr. Stoll..Rolfing or Deep Tissue?? posted by Brad on May 06, 2001 at 15:19:19:

Hust did a 2 hour search. Wow, there is a lot of info on this board.



question

Posted by Sean on May 07, 2001 at 04:42:06:

In Reply to: No need to answer.. posted by Brad on May 06, 2001 at 17:33:01:

Hi,

I'm not sure what 'condition' if any that you have that you are going to do SR and muscle massage or rolfing.

I've had massages and rolfing done. Generally they are quite expensive either one is about the same. I'd almost prefer rolfing (neither was helpful to me) but to another person they may be helpful. I saw a pretty good rolfer its just that it wasnt wokring for me.

Sean

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Re: Dr. Stoll..Rolfing or Deep Tissue?? (Archive in Rolfing.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 07, 2001 at 14:33:01:

In Reply to: Dr. Stoll..Rolfing or Deep Tissue?? posted by Brad on May 06, 2001 at 15:19:19:

Hi, Brad.

As you probably know by now, Rolfing is like a dance. The recipient has to give in and the Rolfer has to be skilled enough to lead the dance. By learning the "dance" it is never painful. I have been Rolfed twice and can speak from personal experience.

I think anyone considering being Rolfed, should first read about it. See Rosie Speigel's classic: "Bodies, Health & Consciousness". Let us know what you learn.

I only recommend Rolfing first for those having trouble learning SR OR who want early relief. Remember that there is a Bell Curve of results for everything. For some people, NOTHING will work. For the other end of the bell curve, nothing is needed.

Walt

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