Rooted Apothecary

Rolfing-Structural Integration Therapy

 

Structural Integration, also known as Rolfing, is a technique of bodywork that addresses postural alignment through the organization of connective tissue called, fascia. A practitioner uses strokes and pressure to give length and tone to fascial tissues.  When fascial tissues are misaligned they can result in improper posture and emotional & physical traumas. 

Sessions range from one hour - one & a half hours long

It is recommended to go through 10 sessions, this way the whole body can be addressed. It is nice to do the sessions in 3's or pairs, as opposed to only one session every so often.


Rolfers make a life study of relating bodies and their fields to the earth and its gravity field, and so we organize the body that the gravity field can reinforce the body’s energy field. This is our primary concept.
— Ida P. Rolf, Ph.D.

Eases chronic tension, unlocks limitations in joints, corrects habits and injuries so that more freedom is available to make more energy efficient movements.

Encourages your body to have better coordination and balance while sitting, standing, moving and playing sports. 

Introduces a better understanding of yourself and your body through connections of inner spirit and physical shortenings.

Enhances your vitality, health, energy and wellbeing, making for a better lifestyle. 

Chronic pains may diminish,you will gain more mobility in joints and moving will become easier, all encouraging more energy flow.

Grace and balance will be greater in sports performance, as well as more flexibility and range of motion.


Massage Therapy

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:

  • Decreased anxiety

  • Enhanced sleep quality

  • Greater energy

  • Improved concentration

  • Increased circulation

  • Reduced fatigue

 

Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues. Bodywork can:

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.

  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.

  • Ease medication dependence.

  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system.

  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.

  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.

  • Improve the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin.

  • Increase joint flexibility.

  • Lessen depression and anxiety.

  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.

  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improvingcirculation.

  • Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling.

  • Reduce spasms and cramping.

  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.

  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller.

  • Relieve migraine pain.