The other day I was helping my dog, who is 14, up onto my bed. She had her front legs up there, but I had to hoist her back end up. As soon as I did it, I felt it. Uh oh. The vague twinge in my right low back. I should’ve been more careful. But there it was: my body objecting to the rotation and bending that so often precedes a bout of low back pain. After icing and […]read more
My Aching Back!
What is Rolfing®SI? How Does it Work?
What is Rolfing® Structural Integration? How Does it Work? Named after its founder, Dr. Ida P. Rolf, Ph.D., Rolfing Structural Integration is a form of manual therapy that reorganizes the connective tissues, called fascia, that permeate the entire body. More than fifty years ago, Dr. Rolf recognized that the body is inherently a system of seamless networks of tissues rather than a collection of separate parts. These connective tissues surround, support and penetrate all of the muscles, bones, nerves […]read more
Ida rather P. Rolfing!
Who “Invented” Rolfing®? “Rolfing”—a.k.a. “Structural Integration”—is a system of whole-body alignment and organization of musculoskeletal structure developed by Ida P. Rolf, Ph.D Ida. P. Rolf was a pioneer. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., in 1896, she received her doctorate in bio chemistry from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1920. She was, to say the least, one of few women at that time pursuing advanced education. For 12 years after Columbia University, Dr. Rolf […]read more
About Lynn Cohen
Almost all of my clients, at one point or another, ask me how I came to be a Certified Advanced Rolfer™. “What got you interested in this work?” they ask. The real answer is complicated and long, and sometimes I shorten it, depending on how much I sense they want to know. What I usually do not reveal on the first or second meeting: If someone had told me, ten years ago, that I would be spending my life touching […]read more