Whenever we hold on to emotional tension, there is a corresponding holding in our physical bodies. Each day we keep our feelings and emotions in check to manage our lives. At one time or another, we all have held our breath in a frightening situation or tensed up under stress. If this only happens occasionally, the body is less likely to hold on to a specific gesture.
However, if this is a response that persists over time we may create a neuromuscular pattern, and this is done often unconsciously. While it may be necessary and useful to brace ourselves against these events, once the stimulus, a stressful situation or a traumatic event, has long passed, it may remain stuck in our bodies with a pattern that has outlived its usefulness.
“To be honest, probably 90% of all body change in manual therapy is happening in relation to brain function through perception.
We are spending energy to maintain these unconscious patterns, the same energy that we could spend to do the things we love. We hold our bodies in a way that no longer corresponds to who we are today. Rolfing and Rolfing Movement address these patterns. As our physical bodies become more balanced we achieve an higher level of ease and we have more energy to spend for our present lives. Rolfing can support therapy and other contemplative and transformative practices. Throughout and after your Rolfing series you may experience increased mental, emotional, and spiritual growth and clarity.
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