What is Rolfing®?

Rolfing® Structural Integration is a specialised, scientifically proven technique of bodywork that:
• increases athletic performance
• increases flexibility
• improves alignment and posture
• improves balance, co-ordination and mobility
• enhances performance and self image
• teaches good movement habits
• can relieve chronic joint and muscle pain
• improves range of movement
• increases general vitality
by progressively manipulating the fascia (connective tissue).

Connective tissue is a very tough, strong, and fibrous tissue in the body. It forms a body stocking that binds all the parts of the body together. Its elasticity, plasticity, and resiliency is the reason for the actual change of shape of the body when it is moved e.g. a shoulder drops, or a spine straightens.

Human bodies are shaped by gravity, physical structure, past injury or illness, and our daily habits. Over time, we develop distinctive postures and muscle patterns, favourable or not. Any imbalance affects how our bodies stand in gravity. It is the task of the Rolfing practitioner to endeavour to correct these imbalances, release old patterns, and re-educate the body.

Powerful and liberating changes can occur where perhaps surgery was seen as the only hope!

Rolfing has been a very effective tool for:

restriction of motion osteoarthritis
asthma plantar fascitis
bursitis post surgery recovery
carpal tunnel syndrome post delivery recovery
coccyx injury rotator cuff rehabilitation
fibromyalgia reflux
frozen shoulder sciatica
golf elbow shin splints
headaches sports injury
hip replacement scoliosis
infertility stress management
knee replacement tendonitis
kyphosis of the spine tennis elbow
lordosis of the spine thoracic outlet syndrome
migraines TMJ
neck pain whiplash injury


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I am available in Cape Town, Hermanus and Garden Route.

Andri Hanekom
Certified Rolfer and
Rolf Movement Practioner

076 105 4349

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