Although Structural Integration Rolfing is used extensively to treat sports injuries and pain. It is not designed as a therapy for
any particular condition. Rather, it is a systematic approach to overall wellness. It works by counteracting the effects of gravity, which over time pulls the body out of alignment.
This pull causes the body’s connective tissue to become harder and stiffer, and the muscles to atrophy. Signs of this stiffening and contraction include slouching or an overly erect posture.
Structural integration Rolfing and Deep Tissue Massage & Bodywork Therapy, is performed using a number of specialized techniques
including Structural Integration, Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Advanced stretching and myofascial techniques. These techniques get results quickly and
effectively so that you can live the life you were meant to live, instead of being held back by pain you can easily get rid of.
The central premise of my work is that a structurally misaligned body experiences gravity as stressful and so movement and flexibility are limited, causing deterioration. A body in vertical alignment with gravity experiences gravity as a supporting force, in flexible and moves easily.
Through its unique methods and approach Structural Integration & deep tissue massage is able to affect dramatic changes in a person’s posture and structure. It achieves this by reorganizing the body from the ground up.
Structural Integration Rolfing works with the connective tissue or fascia. Think of fascia as a continuous network throughout the body that surrounds muscles, groups of muscles, nerves, and blood vessels. Through injury, trauma, or chronic tension fascia can become bound in particular areas, causing limitation, pain, and poor posture. Structural Integration, through hands on work, is able to free these restrictions and help the body regain its natural buoyancy and ease.
What issues can Structural Integration Rolfing & Deep Tissue Massage help with?
Benefits often reported from receiving Structural Integration Rolfing & Deep Tissue massage are:
People from all different walks of life have benefitted from Structural Integration Rolfing & Deep Tissue Massage:
Why do our bodies become misaligned?
Physical and emotional events from our lives are recorded and stored in our bodies via the system of fascia. Every time we are injured, our bodies create a "splint" in our connective tissue to immobalize vulnerable areas in order to avoid further injury. Splinting is helpful in the short term, but in the long term it causes us to lose range of motion and then we start using our bodies asymmetrically to compensate for the limited range of motion. This creates a cycle of our movement affecting our posture and our posture affecting our movement. Over time, we experience the cumulative effect of these holding patterns in the form of tension, chronic pain, stress and a general sense of discomfort in our bodies.
Structural Integration Rolfing & Deep Tissue Massage is one of the best ways that I know of to take away the splinting and reset the body to its natural state of functioning. This usually results in a feeling of freedom in the body and an overall sense of well-being. People also experience a reduction in stress, relief from chronic pain, increased flexibility and increased body awareness as a result of being Structural Integration.
Sports Massage and Bodywork is a special form of massage and bodywork and is typically used before, during, and after athletic events.
The purpose of the massage and bodywork is to prepare the athlete for peak performance, to drain away fatigue, to relieve swelling, to reduce muscle tension, to promote flexibility and to prevent
Purpose of Sports Massage and Deep Tissue Massage & Bodywork
The main purpose of sports massage and bodywork therapy is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body's soft tissues during physical activity. Where minor injuries and lesions occur, due to over exertion and/or overuse, sports massage can break them down quickly and effectively. The sports massage and bodywork will help prepare the athlete for peak performance, to drain away fatigue, to relieve swelling, to reduce muscle tension, to promote flexibility and to prevent injuries. Sports massage and bodywork can help prevent those niggling injuries that so often get in the way of performance and achievement, whether a person is an athlete or a once a week jogger.
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California Massage Therapy Council Certified Massage Therapist
Gregory Lee Mayfield Cert. No. 27593
2255 Morello Ave. Suite 233
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Phone: (925) 997-8908