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Science on Gravity

Gravity has played a critical role in the development of terrestrial life. A key event in evolution has been the development of mechanisms to sense and transduce gravitational force into biological signals. The objective of this manuscript is to review how living organisms on Earth use mechanotransduction as an adaptation to gravity.

Science on Fascia

Here is a list of resources about science on Fascia.

What is science?

The Wikipedia definition of science is “a coherent system of statements, theories and methods, which undergoes strict checks on validity, making entitlement to objective, above-personal validity”.


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.

For whom is Rolfing?

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.

What is Rolfing?

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.

Development of Rolfing Structural Integration

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".

Structural Integration

Rolfing is a modern form of body therapy, which can be very effective, profound and persistent. The method is also called Structural Integration.

History of Rolfing

Rolfing is a form of integrative somatic education and tissue manipulation, developed in the 1950s by the biochemist Dr. Ida P. Rolf.

Rolfing and the Scar Tissue

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.

Science on Rolfing.

Scientific reserach on Rolfing is encouraged and supported by the Rolfing Institute and there is a small, but growing, body of reserach which supports many of the claims of Rolfing.

The holistic view

“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."


Tensegrity is a word combination of tension, as tensile-stress, and integrity, as a whole.


From our birth we are in a relationship with the gravitational field and our whole structure and attitude are influenced by it, either consciously or unconciously.


Another basic aspect of Rolfing is the treating of the "all-connecting" and "all-separating" fascial-system.

Emotions and Posture

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.

The process character

The "process character" is typical of Rolfing Structural Integration, that is normally achieved by a protocol of 10 steps.

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