Rolfers typically work in a series of sessions. The number of sessions depends in part on your goals as a client. I usually recommend seeing how you feel after one session if you’re unsure about setting up multiple sessions.
The classic series is the “Ten Series”, as developed by Dr. Rolf. With each session building on the one before, the Ten Series addresses the entire structure of the body systematically, allowing for any amount of variation to work with each particular client’s needs. There are natural stopping places within this series (after the first, third, and seventh sessions) for those clients who are unsure about committing to all ten.
Working within the framework of a Ten Series enables the Rolfer not only to address local problem areas, but to get at all the deep-seated compensations and interrelated issues that otherwise might continue to disrupt the body. And it provides the time necessary to allow for a deep and lasting reintegration of the whole body.
There are other options besides the Ten: A shorter series or a single session can be tailored to a client’s specific needs. While not as comprehensive as a series of ten, shorter series can still be of great benefit—and may sometimes be more appropriate.