Rolfing® Structural Integration (SI)

source: ROLFING, Reestablishing the Natural Alignment and Structural Integration of the Human Body for Vitality and Well-Being; Ida P. Rolf, Ph.D.

  • Rolfing® SI is a holistic body work discipline and a manual fascia therapy integrating gravity into therapy
  • Rolfing® SI consists of hands-on manipulation techniques and movement education

Rolfing® SI is a handicraft


  • Rolfing® SI addresses the whole organism, from head to feet
  • Rolfing® SI can improve human body structure, posture and movement in a sustainable way by releasing chronic tension  and pain

Rolfing® SI invokes the intelligence of the human body/the self-healing powers


  • Rolfing® SI can have a positive impact on body, mind and soul
  • Rolfing® SI stimulates calmness, confidence and well-being

Rolfing® SI balances gravity and lightness


  • Rolfing® SI invites to develop attentiveness and awareness for one's body and to improve proprioception

Rolfing® SI is teamwork of client and Rolfer®


with Rolfing® SI walk tall through life


fascia / connective tissue

  • fascia constitute a network and continuous tissue of fibrous, collagenous tissue
  • fascia surround, arrange and connect all individual structures (muscles, organs, vessels etc)
  • fascia form tendons and ligaments
  • fascia can adapt to different types of strain through movement and stretching


fascia is the "organ of structure" and determine our appearance


our body can be formed and changed in a positive manner by treating the fascia

target group


  • old and young
  • people wishing to improve body awareness and physical performance
  • people with chronic tension
  • people after accidents and operations
  • athletes
  • practitioners of yoga and martial arts
  • actors, musicians, dancers
  • everybody wanting to do something in a sustainable way for his physical well-being

Literature and links


  • Rolfing: The Integration of Human Structures, Dr Ida P Rolf
  • Rolfing: Reestablishing the Natural Alignment and Structural Integration of the Human Body for Vitality and Well-Being, Dr Ida P Rolf


  • European ROLFING® Association, Munich, Germany: