What is the 10-session structural reset series?

Rolfing ® is typically applied in a series of ten sessions.  Each session of the process is both a continuation of the previous one and an introduction to the next, to achieve the overall goal of resetting the client’s structure.  The process is designed to uncover a structural ease and kinetic balance that is unique to each client.


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The first three sessions provide a holistic introduction to Rolfing.

Session #1: 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.

Session #2:  Helps give the body a stable foundation by balancing the foot and muscles of the lower leg to establish support.

Session #3:  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. 


Sessions 4-7: The Core 

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After the sleeve has been opened, the next 4 sessions work systematically to address the core from the bottom to the top. 

Session #4:  Open the inside line of the legs. The territory extends from the inside arch of the foot and up the leg, to the bottom of the pelvis.

Session #5:  Balancing surface and deep abdominal muscles in their relationship to the curve of the back.

Session #6:  Enlists support and movement from the legs, pelvis and lower back, with a special focus on freeing the sacrum's range of motion.

Session #7: Focuses on the neck and head, including the nose and mouth, and uses Biodynamic  Craniosacral Therapy techniques to work with the bones of the head.


Sessions 8-10: The integration 

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The final three sessions integrate individual changes with the entire body.

Sessions #8 and #9: Establishing functional and structural relationships from core to periphery. Starting from the top or bottom, depending on the client's needs, these sessions establish continuity throughout the whole body.

Session #10:  Achieves a sense of total order and balance in what is known as " Uniform Brilliance." This final integrative step allows the wisdom of the Rolfing Ten Series to support the body's health for years to come.