Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts."
“I think there are many lenses through which you can look at a person, or a body; for example holistic, integrative, structural and functional; or the liquid body and the biomechanical body. This complexity makes it a bit more difficult to understand things, but also more interesting, and to me it is actually the only way that makes sense."
Usually scars are ignored and stored in the subconscious or in the unconscious. Also one does not usually look with attention at the pain, itching or irritations of a scar. This can involve more and more complications over time, that can manifest in areas that do not immediately results connected with the scar.
The art and the challenges of Rolfing lie in the formalistic protocol, which, like all formalistic protocols, also has its disadvantages. Formalistic protocols start from the notion that an ideal body exist, or from a notion of a state that it is seen as the exemplification of "normality".
Rolfing, or Structural Integration (SI) is an holistic body therapy. It helps to re-establish elasticity and lubrication to sticky and viscous fascia tissue and to develop an upright posture. In a series of ten sessions, Rolfers support their clients in improving their posture and movement patterns.
The holistic and supportive view of Rolfing, and the the fact that the person is put a the center, enables a wide range applications. This goes from, preventive, better performance, or pain therapy to a greater and better perception of well-being.
Each session starts with a short conversation, while the first "intake session" always starts with an intake interview, in which in addition to getting to know information about one's body history, the person shares his or her individual needs and wishes, and learns about what Rolfing can mean in this.
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