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Health & Fitness

Rolfing with Neal Daragh Powers

Item Number
157
Estimated Value
$200 USD
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$170 USD to mgb44a26f
Number of Bids
5  -  Bid History

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90 minutes Rolfing Session

Neal Daragh Powers studied with Dr. Ida Rolf 
46+ years practicing the art of alignment.

Rolfers affect body posture and structure over the long-term. Unlike massage, which often focuses on relaxation and relief of muscle discomfort, Rolfing is aimed at improving body alignment and functioning.

Special Instructions

Dr. Ida Rolf described the body as organized around an axis perpendicular to the earth, parallel to the pull of gravity, and she believed the function of the body was optimal when it was organized in that way. She saw the body as continuously in a struggle with gravity; in her view, gravity tends to shorten fascia, leading to disorder of the body's arrangement around its axis and creating imbalance, inefficiency in movement, and pain. Rolfers aim to lengthen the fascia in order to restore the body's arrangement around its axis and facilitate improved movement.

Rolf also discussed this in terms of "energy" and said:

Rolfers make a life study of relating bodies and their fields to the earth and its gravity field, and we so organize the body that the gravity field can reinforce the body's energy field. This is our primary concept (Rolfing Wikipedia)