the recipe

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


Dr Ida P Rolf developed a therapeutic series consisting of 10 sessions with the aim to improve posture and movement patterns in a systematic way:


sessions 1, 2 and 3: 

  • work the superficial fascia layers
  • goals:
    • freer breath
    • increased elasticity of the ribcage
    • healthier orientation of shoulder girdle, pelvis and ribcage 
    • better organization of legs and feet

sessions 4, 5, 6 and 7:

  • involvement of the deeper fascia layers
  • goal:
    • better inner alignment and organization of the human body around its vertical axis

sessions 8, 9 and 10:

  • alignment and balancing of the human body as a whole
  • goals:
    • better balance, flexibility and body awareness

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  • a traditional series involves 10 sessions
  • each session is unique and building upon the results of the previous ones
  • a session lasts approx 60-90 min
  • the space between two sessions should be 1-3 weeks


  • visual analysis of the human body and its movement
  • hands-on manipulation and movement education
  • easement of breathing in sitting, standing and walking
  • encouragement of body awareness and relief of restrictive patterns and pain


  • Rolfing® SI is a holistic body work
  • it helps to re-establish elasticity and lubrication of the fascia tissue
  • the human body can align from inside adding ease and grace to life 


Rolfing® SI invokes health