Ryan’s Rolfing Philosophy

Guiding Principles

My work is in the tradition of Structural Integration, a modality pioneered by Ida Rolf, who believed that the body is self-regulating and self-organizing. We continuously relate to the field of gravity/spacetime to the best of our capacities. With the proper input, the body will correct towards the most efficient use of resources and energy. In contrast to a medical system based on chemical and surgical intervention, Structural Integration focuses on restoring somatic relationships to form an integrated whole of uniform brilliance.  

“This is the gospel of Rolfing: when the body gets working appropriately, the force of gravity can flow through. Then, spontaneously, the body heals itself.”

— Ida Rolf