ROLFING® Structural Integration
Ellen Presnell, R.N., LMBT (NC 13834), HNB-BC
Certified Integrative Nurse Coach
Certified Advance Rolfer™ & Rolf Movement® Practitioner
828-258-2833 |

Rolfing® Sessions
Advanced Rolfing® Structural Integration sessions and Rolf Movement® Integration

Why Rolf Movement® Integration
For those who complete the ten-series and want to complement this basic series, I also offer Advanced Rolfing® Structural Integration sessions and Rolf Movement® Integration.

Rolf Movement® Integration advances the work of Rolf Structural Integration. Rolf Movement® can be taken either by itself or in conjunction with Rolf Structural Integration sessions. Rolf practitioners commonly introduce Rolf Movement® techniques at the end of a Rolf Structural session to introduce clients to new movement patterns which provide options to replace old patterns no longer serving the body. This helps you discover ways of moving that work better for you. It opens your awareness of news ways of being while educating your body in new ways to move and be more fluid and comfortable. This dynamic, flexible way of being is not something that can be forced or exercised into the body. As the impediments are identified and released with the help of a Rolfer®, you become more aware of new ways of being and moving.
Rolf Structural Integration Rolfing is different than most forms of bodywork because it focuses on improving the entire organization of your structure, rather than just focusing on where there is discomfort. For example, while your neck may be stiff it could be that your pelvis is out of alignment, or your shoulders are hunched forward or your lower back is askew. Often the area that has discomfort is a compensatory or secondary issue.

Rolfing offers a ten-part series of 75-90 minute sessions,
with each session scheduled approximately 2-4 weeks apart. Depending on the needs and goals of the individual client, it is possible that fewer or greater than ten initial sessions are appropriate. The ten series is a systematic approach to aligning your structure and each successive session builds upon the last and prepares the body for the next series.
The first three sessions work on the more superficial layers of connective tissue, on the wrapping of the body.
Sessions four through seven focus on deeper layers and are the core sessions of the series.
The last three sessions of the ten series holds the focus of integration which maintains the work over a longer period of time.

Tune up sessions happen periodically after the ten series depending on the need of the individual.