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In science, fascia is now seen as possibly our richest sensory organ, with approximately 250 million nerve endings. Additionally, resident cells in fascia, the fibroblasts, play an important role in linking our autonomic nervous system, our immune system, and our musculoskeletal system.
In a current scientific investigation, Rolfing® Structural Integration has been identified as an effective neuromuscular therapy to help with misalignments in the body due to fascial thickening and shortening...
The world’s first whole-body fascia plastinate, FR:EIA, allows an innovative view of fascia, a subset of connective tissue...
When I graduated from dental medicine and began to practice, the feeling that something still was missing appeared soon. I wanted to pay a more comprehensive attention to people...
A colleague of mine who works both as an osteopath and as a Rolfer® illustrates the comparison between Rolfing® and osteopathy with the tracks of a railway. The long rails are like Rolfing and the cross-ties like osteopathy. Osteopathy and Rolfing...
When I was 6 months pregnant with my son Ian, I started Phase 3 of the Rolfing® training. Although I had doubts that the intensive training might be a little too much for me and the baby, it turned out to be the perfect container, in which I felt safe at any given moment.
In this video Dr Ida Rolf Institute® Europe Faculty Member Peter Schwind Dr. phil., explains the concepts and practice of the Advanced Training that will take place from 19 Sep 2022 to 09 May 2023, taught by himself and assisted by DIRI Faculty Member, Juan David Vélez.
Scars are the result of accidental or intentional openings of skin and deeper tissues, that usually would not have been exposed to the outside world.
Already as a child I was confronted with the topic of chronic pain. When I was about 11 years old, both of my Achilles tendons became inflamed. Over the following years, the pain spread to my entire feet and lower legs.
Our culture teaches us that good or optimal posture is achieved by lifting the chin, throwing the shoulders back, bracing the back and tucking in the gut.