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Rolfing® Ten-Series Sessions

The Ten-Series of Rolfing® Structural Integration is the basic series of sessions that target key areas of our structure to efficiently release tension and pain patterns in our body. These sessions will help body posture and overall alignment in gravity.

$200 · 1 hour, 15 min

Your first experience with Rolfing® may be within the Ten-Series format. The hallmark of Rolfing® Structural Integration, it is a standardized “recipe” designed to systematically balance and optimize both structure and function (or shape and movement) of the entire body over the course of ten Rolfing® sessions.

Each session focuses on freeing restrictions or holdings trapped in a particular region of the body. A practitioner also maintains a holistic view of the client’s entire system during each session, thus ensuring the transformational process evolves in a comfortable and harmonious way.

The Ten-Series can be divided into three distinct units.

Rolfing® Ten-Series 1-3 body areas diagram

Sessions 1-3

Called the “sleeve” sessions, sessions 1-3 strive to loosen and balance surface layers of connective tissue.

Specifically, the first session is devoted to enhancing the quality of breath with work on the arms, ribcage and diaphragm. Opening is also started along the upper leg, hamstrings, neck and spine.

The second session helps give the body a stable foundation by balancing the foot and muscles of the lower leg.

The third session typically involves a “side view” for an understanding of how the head, shoulder girdle, and hips are positionally related to one another when standing under the influence of gravity. Then, the body is addressed within the context of this new vision.

Rolfing® Ten-Series 4-7 body areas diagram

Sessions 4-7

These “core” sessions examine terrain found between the bottom of the pelvis and top of the head. The idea of core also includes the deep tissue of the legs for its role in support.

Session four begins this journey, its territory extends from the inside arch of the foot and up the leg, to the bottom of the pelvis.

The fifth session is concerned with balancing surface and deep abdominal muscles to the curve of the back.

Session six seeks to enlist more support and moment from the legs, pelvis and lower back, while the seventh session turns its sole attention to the neck and head.

Rolfing® Ten-Series 8-10 body areas diagram

Sessions 8-10

“Integration” is emphasized throughout the remaining three sessions, as sessions 8-10 provide an opportunity for the practitioner to blend previously established advancements, and ones yet to be made, into the body in a way that encourages smooth movement and natural coordination.

During sessions eight and nine, the practitioner determines how best to achieve this integration, as the protocol is unique for each individual.

The tenth and final session is also one of integration, but more importantly, serves to inspire a sense of order and balance. Once completed, the wisdom of the Rolfing® Ten-Series will drive and support the body with health for years to come.

Advanced Rolfing® Session

Advanced Rolfing® Structural Integration sessions help clients progress past the basic series to reach further body goals in a client-centered way.

$200 · 1 hour, 15 min

Advanced Rolfing® Home Session

Schedule a 75 minute session from the convenience of your own home. All equipment and a bodywork table will be supplied and brought to your location. Travel expenses and set-up time are included. The area of service is approximately a 20 mile radius from Portland city center. Home Sessions must be scheduled directly via phone or email to ensure this is an appropriate option and to avoid scheduling conflicts.

$300 · 1 hour, 15 min

Consultation – Free 15 Minutes

A great opportunity to meet and ask questions about Rolfing® Structural Integration and how it can help you achieve your particular goals.

Free · 15 min

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