Rolfing is a hands-on therapy that works with the body's connective tissue to resolve compensatory patterns established by injury, misuse or simply time. The Rolfing practitioner works with the client to establish improved structural alignment. This alignment will improve balance and allow movement to be better supported against gravity and the circumstances of life. For many, it can also diminish chronic pain. It is unique among the various forms of bodywork because working with connective tissue means focusing on how things are connected in the body.
Rolfing is most often done over a ten-week series in order that the client can experience the gradual release of patterns established in the body's connective tissue. The format allows time for a practitioner to attend to the whole body, and time for the body to attend to itself in response.