Announcement Regarding Coronavirus:

I hope each of you is well and safe amid the sudden uncertainty. May those who are vulnerable among us receive protection and timely treatment.

I’ve made the decision to stop seeing clients for now, because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

We don’t know enough to be sure there are any precautions that will absolutely ensure safety, and I don’t want to risk being a vector for spreading the coronavirus to my clients. I’ll reevaluate as we all learn more in the coming days and weeks. Once we see how the first spike in sick people develops, and once testing is widely available, I hope it will be safe to resume with extra precautions.

I’m more than happy to be a resource for you in the meantime if I can, as far as strategies and cues for posture, movement, and coping. I love what I do, and I will be missing sharing it, so feel free to reach out any time!

Let’s all take care, and whenever we can touch in with a sense of peace and courage, let's share it with those who need it.

Paul

About Paul

Since com­plet­ing my train­ing at the Dr. Ida Rolf Insti­tute® in 2003, I have worked with a wide range of clients to achieve more with their bod­ies and recov­er from injury, overuse, and trau­ma.

As a prac­ti­tion­er, I am inter­est­ed in how sub­tle move­ment pat­terns and per­cep­tion can pow­er­ful­ly shape struc­tur­al rela­tion­ships in the body. I incor­po­rate meth­ods of work­ing that har­ness the body’s innate respon­sive­ness and intel­li­gence to cre­ate pre­cise struc­tur­al change. This results in an expe­ri­ence that is more com­fort­able and often longer-last­ing than when change is forced on the body.

Like most Rolfers, my jour­ney to the pro­fes­sion began as a client. I devel­oped osteoarthri­tis in one ankle after an injury, and in my ear­ly twen­ties, I was in increas­ing­ly chron­ic pain and dis­com­fort through­out my body. I felt tense, old, and unhap­py as the pat­terns of com­pen­sa­tion and strain from limp­ing and favor­ing my ankle caused increas­ing chaos in my body as a whole.

Rolf­ing brought me to a point where the ankle joint issues no longer dom­i­nat­ed my move­ment and pos­ture and I could walk not only with­out the strain that had been exhaust­ing me, but also with a qual­i­ty of bal­ance and an ease that I had­n’t known before. I was attract­ed to the way the work felt like both a sci­ence and an art: a hands-on craft that gave me deep, pre­cise shifts toward a new way of mov­ing in the world and expe­ri­enc­ing myself.

Since my ini­tial train­ing as a Rolfer, I con­tin­ue to explore meth­ods and modal­i­ties that sup­port whole-body orga­ni­za­tion and heal­ing, with a par­tic­u­lar focus in recent years on Bio­dy­nam­ic Cran­iosacral Ther­a­py.

I received my Advanced cer­ti­fi­ca­tion from the Rolf Insti­tute and the Japan­ese Rolf­ing Asso­ci­a­tion in 2016.

I am grate­ful to have Rolf­ing as a life long voca­tion, a pro­fes­sion that pro­vides me with a way to con­tin­u­ous­ly learn, prac­tice and help peo­ple.

Paul Wirth portrait