What Can I Expect ?
What to expect when you show up for your appointment?
Show up in comfortable clothes, dress warm as you rest into the meditation you may become chilled. Be prepared to lie down for 45 minutes, and be co-led through an iRest meditation.
Every appointment begins with movement and body analysis. Rolfing is much different than a massage therapy session. The client is an active participant in a Rolfing session, whether doing movement while the Rolfer works on the tissue, breathing into an area so that attention and presence is brought to the area being worked on, or walking around the room so the Rolfer can evaluate patterns present in the body. In order to be comfortable for this participation, clients usually wear their underwear during the session. In this way, clients are covered yet the Rolfer can do accurate body readings throughout the session. Blankets will be used to cover areas not being directly worked on and to keep the client warm. If you have any concerns regarding the “Rolfing Uniform”, please talk to Rachel and accommodations will be made.
Note: For guys, briefs or boxer briefs are preferable to boxer shorts. When clients wear boxer shorts, it is difficult for the Rolfer to work through the non-elastic material. For women, bras are preferable to sport-bras or tank-tops because there’s less material to interfere with work on the ribs, shoulders, and spine. Once again, it’s a priority that you are comfortable, so please talk to Rachel if you have any concerns about what to wear to the Rolfing session.
These appointments can be different each time. But please where comfortable non-restrictive clothing. Yoga mats and props will be provided, but if you have your own and would prefer to use them please bring them.