Rolfing® Structural Integration

If you can imagine how it feels to live in a fluid, light-balanced body, free of pain, stiffness and chronic stress, at ease with itself and the earth’s gravitational field; then you will understand the goals of Rolfing. 

Dr. Ida P. Rolf

benefits

Increased mobility, flexibility and fluidity

empowering

Increasing your sense of well-being

Fascia

“The fascia forms the largest system in the body as it is the system that touches all other systems.”

James L. Oschman PhD

Rolfing®

“I have found the benefits- to mind as well as body – to be profound”’

Welcome to RolfingMidlands

I feel privileged and excited to be the first Certified Advanced Rolfer™ in the Midlands. My practice is located at Energy House, Lichfield, Staffordshire and serves the area of Staffordshire and the East and West Midlands.
 
The practice is situated in the top floor suite in Energy House, which is a Grade 11 listed building close to the centre of historic Lichfield, with its fine Cathedral, cafes and open parks.
 
The practice space has a room for Rolfing and a second room that is used for movement work.   

Rolfing® Structural Integration:

Rolfing was developed by Dr. Ida P. Rolf over 50 years ago. It is a form of hands-on manipulation and movement education which helps people to have better posture, fewer aches and pains, greater flexibility and more energy. Rolfing works on the connective tissue (fascia) to release, realign and balance the whole body. This is a holistic method of working in that the changes in structure can impact the whole person on a physical, emotional and energetic level.

During the ten sessions the Rolfer works on segments of the body separating the fascial layers that have adhered together and this affects the whole system through the fascial network. The first seven sessions work on specific areas of the body removing strain. The remaining sessions organise and align the body.

Benefits are many and varied depending on the circumstances that create the problems in our lives.

After the Rolfing process:

After the Rolfing process the body continues to change and as the process has been gradual and allowed the body to unravel at it own speed, the changes have more possibility to be long lasting, allowing more freedom of movement, greater flexibility, fewer aches and pains and better alignment of posture within the gravitational field.

As the body changes it will allow for more economical movement patterns that will require less energy to maintain and allows for more graceful fluid movement, more confidence and growing self esteem.

“Dr. Rolf’s vision was not about creating another manipulative system of healing to compete with chiropractic or osteopathic medicine – her passion was human potential. She was more aligned with the social sciences and human behavior. Our work as Rolfers contacts our client’s frozen history and traumatic wounding through the myofascial network of the physical body. “
William Smythe

Myofascial structure

The myofascial structure of the body is known as the “organ of form” or endless web. It is a network of connective tissue which gives the body its shape and support. As Rolfers we work with the malleable soft tissue to lengthen and reshape the body. It then allows the muscles to return to a balanced relationship and the body will reorganise itself in gravity.

As well as working with the connective tissue, Rolfers work with the breath and also movement education to help the person in their body use and sensory perception. This allows the body to be freed from its long held restrictive patterns.

Vivien Skelton

Vivien Skelton

Certified Advanced Rolfer™
Rolf Movement Practitioner™
ScarWork Therapy Practitioner
SourcePoint Therapy Practitioner™
Yoga Teacher BWY Diploma
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner™ (SEP)

  01543 433082

  Vivien@Rolfingmidlands.co.uk

 

 

“I cannot recommend Vivien highly enough. I’m simply delighted with the results of my Rolfing Ten Series. In addition to the sense of wellbeing immediately following a session, I have taken many of Vivien’s tips and tricks into my life and have little doubt that the changes she has initiated will reap rewards long into the future.”

KJ

The running yogi

“I came to Rolfing as part of a long process of recovery from injury and orthopaedic surgery. I completed the ten series with Vivien and continued with treatment afterwards, combining elements of Rolfing, Rolf Movement and Source Point as the body requires. Vivien is highly intuitive, gentle and sensitive and I have found the benefits – to mind as well as body – to be profound.”

JR-Sutton Coldfield

Rolfing as a recovery process

“I kept up the sessions and my body responded by becoming pain free for the first time in years, not only that but I now have a new found body awareness that is amazing. Happy to say it has changed my life!”

Mr Moses

Finding my feet again

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Vivien Skelton

Certified Advanced Rolfer™
Rolf Movement Practitioner™
ScarWork Therapy Practitioner
SourcePoint Therapy Practitioner™
Yoga Teacher BWY Diploma
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner™ (SEP)