- The 10 Series
- Post 10 Work
- Single Session
- Rolf Movement® Integration
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.
Finally, we will work with you in sitting, standing and walking to help you feel grounded and integrated before you leave our office. An important part of each session is making sure that you have practical tools to explore and integrate the changes we evoked during the session in your everyday life.
Our sessions range from 60-90 minutes in duration.
The 10 Series
The goals of Rolfing are initially and most effectively addressed through a series of 8-12 sessions. Dr. Rolf used to think of the process as one session divided into 8-12 pieces. Each session completes the work of the previous and prepares the body for the next. This allows time to explore areas of the body that have trouble releasing, where you might feel “stuck” or lack awareness.
The initial sessions (1-3) help you learn to connect to your breath, your feet and your lateral line, preparing you for the changes that occur in the core sessions. The core sessions (4-7) address the source(s) of primary structural and movement patterns. The integrative sessions (8-10) assimilate the changes that have occurred and help you carry these changes into optimal and efficient function.
It is not necessary to commit to multiple sessions. Whether you come in for one session or for the full series you will leave with a new level of awareness, efficiency of movement and performance. However, a series of sessions allows us to explore your patterns more effectively, equip you with tools to prevent similar challenges from arising in the future and evoke the greatest change.
After the initial series, you may return for “tune-up” sessions at a frequency relative to your needs. It is common for clients to return for 3-5 sessions per year. Athletes or laborers who put extra demand on their bodies, or those who are experiencing chronic challenges or pain will benefit from more frequent sessions.
Everyone begins with one session to determine if this approach moves you in a direction that is meaningful for you. It is not necessary to commit to any set number of sessions, however if the work resonates with you, we can be most effective by strategizing our approach within the context of a series of sessions.
Rolf Movement® Integration
Rolf Movement® Integration focuses on developing perception and coordination, balance and support for action, on learning to move gracefully and efficiently, and on evoking an open and responsive body in which inner strength and centered-ness can be chosen instead of outer tension and armoring. The results are increased grace, ease, and efficiency of movement; a more powerful sense of self; and often the relief of physical stress caused by gravity-resistant movement patterns.
Rolf Movement® sessions are ideally integrated into an initial Rolfing series. For example, it is common to add three movement sessions to the 8-12 initial structural sessions. They can also be explored as a series of 3-7 sessions, completed independently from structural work, or integrated into any future series of sessions.
YOUR FIRST VISIT
Step 1: Call Gibney or Justin. We are happy to answer any questions you may have over the phone or in-person and we’ll schedule an appointment.
Step 2: Please fill out the intake form and bring it with you to your first appointment. Read the Guidelines before your first session and keep the information for your reference.
Step 3: Please allow 1 hr 45 mins out of your schedule for this session. Your first session will be longer to account for a detailed health intake and discussion of your goals for the session(s).
- Our office is located in the Realty Executives building, upstairs in Suite 206. Parking is free in the Realty Executives lot during your session.
- Please have a seat in the upstairs lobby. Your practitioner will greet you there before your session.
- Restrooms are located upstairs.
- Typical Rolfing attire is regular underwear/bra.
Step 4: Payment is due at the end of each session.
- Rolfing Structural Integration session $140
- Rolf Movement Integration session $140
- Sessions for children 10 years and under are prorated. They typically benefit from shorter sessions. Contact us for details.
- Grand Canyon Guide’s Discount $125: As a service to the Flagstaff community, we offer a discount to full-time river guides (4+ Grand Canyon trips/season with a Commercial Grand Canyon Outfitter). Let us help you stay happier, healthier and on the water longer!
Payment due at the end of each session can be made with:
Call your practitioner directly in the event that you cannot make your appointment.
You will be charged $105 if you miss the session without notification (no-show). If you cancel within 24-hours of the scheduled appointment, you will be charged $70.