- How many sessions do I need?
- Are 10 sessions really enough?
- I heard Rolfing Structural Integration hurts. Is that true?
- What benefits do people generally report?
- How long are sessions and how much do they cost?
- Do you take insurance?
Q: How many sessions do I need?
A:Rolfing Structural Integration is traditionally done in a series of 10 sessions with each session building one upon the next. So, for example, the work that we do in the first session lays the foundation for the work we do in the second, and the second for the third, and so on. This is what makes Rolfing Structural Integration so different from other types of manual therapies. Instead of addressing symptoms alone, we address the entire body.
Q: Are 10 sessions really enough?
A:Well, yes and no. If you just want your pain to be gone, then yes, probably 10 sessions will knock out 80-100% of your pain; however, most clients discover that this work is highly beneficial on an ongoing basis.
Our world is highly stressful; we’re dealing with traffic, advertisements, cell phones, television, and general noise daily. As you become stressed and overwhelmed, as we all do from time to time, a session will keep you balanced, centered, and calm. It will remind you of the things you learned in your initial ten series, such as how to breathe more deeply, how to relax your body, and how to be in balance.
Q: I heard Rolfing Structural Integration hurts. Is that true?
A: It doesn’t have to. Way back in the early stages of Rolfing Structural Integration’s development, not much was known about myofascial manipulation, soft tissue realignment, and the body’s innate desire to be in a place of ease. Now we know a lot more, and it doesn’t take even a tenth of the force that was once used to achieve the same results.
That said, some Rolfers still practice using older methods. I am always conscious of a client’s level of trauma and pain and always respect boundaries. If the sensation is too intense, we’ll find another way to get the same result. I believe that using too much force or pressure can actually further traumatize the body, so I remain well within your range of tolerance.
Q: What benefits do people generally report?
A:It varies from client to client, but most people report an almost immediate reduction in physical pain. Some clients sleep better as their bodies become more comfortable. Stress, anxiety, and fear melt away as clients become more confident, bright, cheerful, energetic, and uplifted.
Because holding up a body that is out of alignment with gravity requires so much additional energy, many clients who struggle with fatigue report that they have far more energy and vitality than they’ve felt in years.
Q: Do you take insurance?
A:Yes, I take many different medical insurances. If you would like to bill your health insurance, I can provide you with all the documentation you will need to get reimbursement, provided your insurance company covers manual therapy.
I accept L&I claim injuries
I take PIP insurance (for a car accident). If you would like to bill your health insurance, I can provide you with all the documentation you will need to get reimbursement, provided your insurance company covers manual therapy.