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

Is Rolfing painful?

There’s a lot of con­fu­sion about Rolf­ing and painful work: Some peo­ple are wor­ried that Rolf­ing may be very painful. Oth­ers believe that only painful work is effec­tive work. (In 2010, The New York Times cov­ered Rolf­ing with the head­line “Rolf­ing, Excru­ci­at­ing­ly Help­ful”.)

Actu­al­ly, Rolf­ing can be very com­fort­able and remain very effec­tive. The con­tact cov­ers a very wide range, from very gen­tle to quite firm. Occa­sion­al­ly it can feel more intense, but ide­al­ly not beyond the intense-but-good feel­ing you might get when you stretch.

A skilled body­work­er should know that work­ing deeply does­n’t nec­es­sar­i­ly require firmer pres­sure, work­ing on the sur­face isn’t nec­es­sar­i­ly light, and pain does­n’t nec­es­sar­i­ly cor­re­spond with either.

In fact, the more com­fort­able and able to par­tic­i­pate the client is, the bet­ter able the body is to incor­po­rate and coor­di­nate change. I do not work beyond a clien­t’s com­fort lev­el in any respect.