Rolfing® is a technique of connective tissue manipulation. Rolfing® helps your body approach an upright position with more ease. It is also helpful in reducing aches, pains, and stiffness. It is a process of lengthening your fascia through very slow manipulation of your tissue with my hands, fingers, elbows and forearms. I use a bit of unscented lotion to ease any friction.
Rolfing® isn’t just “working deep” it is about putting your body back in order, the way you might have been if life hadn’t had it’s way with you. Finding better balance from the left to right sides of your body tends to make one more comfortable. Rolfing® assists your body to be more vertical, with knees over ankles, hips over knees and feet, the torso over your pelvis with the head and neck sitting comfortably above the shoulders and torso. Rolfing® has been helpful with scoliosis, carpel tunnel, whiplash, migraine headaches, neck and back pain.
Our bodies tend to wander off of our original upright stance of a four year old body, through repetitive movements, and impact injuries. Your body also does not know the difference between an emotional injury and a physical injury. A 200 hundred pound rock on your shoulders and a 200 hundred pound emotional problem can result in very similar patterns. Let’s not forget genetics: we aren’t born perfect, because some connective tissue patterns are passed to the next generation. Ever notice how a child often has a similar gait as his or her parent?
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My formal education after High School in Wisconsin, began at Layton School of Art. I wanted to be a package designer. Life changed directions, and I ended up in California. I entered the medical field by training in the first "Bradley Method Childbirth" educators class, taught by Dr. Bradley. Which was known as Husband Coached childbirth at the time. I taught for 5 years and practiced this method myself having my own children.
I then attended Golden West College, and earned an AA degree in Human Services and a California State License as a Licensed Psychiatric Technician.
For 15 years I worked at local hospitals, such as Hoag memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, Western Medical Center in Anaheim, Brea Neurospychiatric Hospital in Brea and St. joseph's in Orange.
Sometime during this period I got Rolfed®. My late father was a Logan trained Doctor of Chiropractic and one of the first Rolfers® to be trained by Dr. Rolf herself! My father gave me my first Rolfing® session. This one session gave me the first relief I had felt since an auto accident 2 years prior.
I trained to be a Certified Rolfer® in Boulder, Colorado and opened business in September 1986 in Huntington Beach, California. I received further training in 1997 and earned my Advanced Rolfing® Certification.
During my many years of Rolfing®, I have Rolfed® wonderful men and women of all ages, even babies, and the wheelchair bound. Persons aged from 1 week old to 90 years old have let me be their Rolfer®.
I feel very blessed to be able to do Dr. Rolfs work.
Barbara J Anderson
Certified Advanced Rolfer since 1986
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