Rolfing is hands-on bodywork that can be more effective than–or can complement–massage therapy, chiropractic, or any other modality in which someone works on your body in a massage-like setting.
Rolfing has a unique ability to rebalance, strengthen, and energize your body.
At the end of a Rolfing session, you feel taller, more centered, more able to walk with strength and poise.
Rolfing was named and created by the late, pioneering biophysicist Ida Rolf, who discovered that by using broad, massage-like physical manipulation with directed movement of body tissues and your skeleton, a Rolfer helps your body regain strength and balance, become more flexible, and increase flow of blood, nutrients, and neurological connectivity. Think of Rolfing as a hands-on stretching manipulation that works to create a yoga-like extensibility that is felt in all your movement activities–especially when standing and moving forward in walking and running.
Dr. Rolf also called Rolfing “Structural Integration,” and that phrase indicates exactly what I achieve with SAMS Rolfing: I help you to integrate your internal core structures with your larger global musculature so your body moves with grace and functionality.
After almost four decades studying bodywork and getting advanced training in Rolfing and physical therapy modalities, I’ve created a new, improved, more effective version of Rolfing called Strength and Mobility (SAM) Rolfing. I now assess movement with the Functional Movement Screen or the Selective Functional Movement Assessment to provide a clinical foundation and direction to support the mobility and postural gains created from Rolfing.
I had to create this proprietary new form of Rolfing because I discovered limitations in the traditional Rolfing methods. I wanted my work to be more effective faster, and last longer for you. I spent many hours working with clients, and consulting with physical therapists and medical doctors, to create SAM Rolfing techniques that give you structural integration unavailable through regular Rolfing methods.
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SAM Rolfing is different from standard Rolfing in part because I use scientific physical therapy evaluation and remediation modalities such as FMS and EFMS. Read more about FMS and EFMS here.
Not only that, I’ve developed new Rolfing techniques that utilize physical therapy tools and strategies.
My clients tell me no other Rolfer uses the hands-on techniques, scientific evaluation, physical therapy coaching, and tools that I use.
SAM Rolfing has profound benefits that most clients feel every time they get up off my Rolfing table. These include:
- Better posture, breathing, and body awareness
- Increased energy, flexibility, mobility, height, coordination, balance
- Reduction or elimination of chronic pain and acute pain
- Better athletic and sports performance
- Relief from chronic tension, harmful physiological patterns, and injuries
- You feel taller and stronger
Rolfing is the one bodywork therapy that addresses the structural issues that come from having a human body that’s subject to gravity, aging, injuries, and ergonomic stress.
And because I challenged myself to take Rolfing to a higher level, building on what Ida Rolf discovered, you get more healing and joy from my sessions than from any other Rolfer.
I look forward to showing you how good SAM Rolfing can make you feel right now today.
SAM Rolfing is the Premiere Bodywork Modality
“Sam’s Rolfing helped me get rid of severe knee and back pain. I got off painkillers and said goodbye to my surgeon, who had told me I’d have to have surgery. Sam’s Rolfing is a lifesaver and I feel healthier, like I was in my 20s again.”
Stephanie K., Baltimore