Let us journey with you toward health and wellness.
Rolfing® can lead to profound changes in your physical structure, coordination, perception, and self-confidence. Gibney Siemion M.S. and Justin Salamon, M.A. are dedicated to helping you become more embodied, resolve pain patterns and perform better. We look forward to partnering with you and traveling the road of self-discovery.
Rolfing is the name for the body of work that Dr. Ida P. Rolf originally developed and named Postural Release. It is now known internationally as Structural Integration. Rolfing is an effective hands-on therapy that can improve your health and well being, alleviate limiting patterns of physical strain and imbalance, and increase awareness of your body.
Whether you have tried everything else and haven’t resolved the strain in your body or are looking to improve your quality of life – we can help. Hundreds of people who thought they had no options have, through our hands-on work, returned to the activities they love, performing better, feeling younger and more energized.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Rolfing is an interactive inquiry and intervention into the factors influencing the challenges you are presently experiencing in your body. We take the time to thoroughly listen to your story, observe your body in motion and interpret what’s happening under our hands throughout each session. This assures you an adaptable approach that will create long-lasting results.
The goals of Rolfing are most effectively addressed through a series of 8-12 sessions. Each session completes our previous session’s work and prepares the body for the next.
Everyone comes to Rolfing with a personal story and body history. Maybe your back hurts and you can’t lift your children anymore, or your knee is keeping you from running. Maybe office work has given you carpal tunnel pain or cutting hair has made your neck immobile. Maybe life has become stressful and you need relief.
Perhaps you have chronic or acute pain and have not found improvement through other modalities. Or perhaps you sense that you have more potential than you are currently tapping into. Still others of us are ready to make broad life changes and wonder if Rolfing can help us take that next step. Rolfing can lead to profound changes in your physical structure, your perception of yourself, your self-confidence and your sense of your own potential.
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 gravitational field, then you will understand the purpose of Rolfing.
IDA P. ROLF, PH D.
A TYPICAL ROLFING SESSION
Each session begins with a verbal check-in. We want to hear how you are experiencing your body. We’ll inquire about how you have felt since our last session, on how the work settled into your system and how your awareness has changed.
We then match what we’ve heard from you with what we see in a movement assessment. We’ll have you sit, stand and walk while we observe how your body moves through space, how you perceive that movement (i.e. proprioception), and whether there are areas that need specific attention.
Next, we relate what we’ve heard and seen with what we feel while contacting your body. Each session is typically comprised of 40-50 minutes of hands-on work. We use sophisticated, listening touch while asking for movements that evoke changes in the way your nervous system is patterning movement and perception. The last few minutes are spent helping you integrate the changes that have occurred throughout the session.
ROLFING CAN HELP YOU
Speed recovery from injuries and surgeries
Resolve some forms of trauma
Increase range of motion
Alleviate many types of chronic and acute pain
Enhance body awareness
Enhance athletic performance and endurance
Resolve postural restrictions
Help you avoid some orthopedic surgeries
Help you adapt to pregnancy
Provide long-term relief from many aches and pains
“Justin and Gibby offer a safe space that nourishes mind and body.”
Through Rolfing Flagstaff, Justin and Gibby offer a safe space that nourishes mind and body. They have worked with me to recover from injury, to maintain my body between trips as a river guide and through times of stress in my life, and to explore and adjust my physical patterns–and through those the rest of myself. Their compassionate, attuned, and skilled work supports the health of body, mind, and spirit, and I am so grateful for it.