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How Rolfing Gave Me My Life Back

I have worked with many clients over the years but it is stories like this that make everything worth while. Below is a testimonial we received that exemplifies how Rolfing can help individuals in all kinds of pain. – Dick Larson


Words cannot express how much my Rolfing sessions with you have helped me. Since my car accident 14 years ago, I have been to every kind of alternative and traditional therapists, including acupuncture, physical therapy, chiropractors, Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, Gyrontonics, Reflexology, Reiki, and Feldenkrais.  Anyone who has been injured knows how frustrating, and costly, that search can be.  While many of these treatments have been helpful, it seems that the Rolfing has helped my body “improve”, even days after a treatment. The most significant difference, with your work, is that  it doesn’t just get me to the next appointment – it teaches my body to heal itself.  It is an incredible journey.  When I first went to see you, I was at the point where I could not even go for a walk. Today, after completing the first Rolfing series, I am back at my favorite dance classes, and even contemplating playing tennis again, as I did before my accident. Never, in my wildest dreams, did I think that was possible.  I was shocked in our first session when you explained that there would be an end date to the treatment series.  That was something I had never heard before.  

I know this sounds cliche…but the only regret that I have is that I didn’t go to see you earlier.  I saw your name, in different publications, and heard about you, but I listened to all the nonsense about Rolfing being painful and “rough”.  I never found any session to be anything but a relief. Your technique is light when it needs to be, and “just right” when I need something more. Your gentle demeanor helped me to feel safe, psychologically, to release some of the emotions that needed to be released from the trauma and years of suffering that I endured.  

By the way, you have given me some of the best CranioSacral treatments that I have ever had….and I have had a lot, as a traumatic brain injury survivor. Also, I feel very safe with you. Despite all the therapies that I have tried, my experience has taught me that it is important to only let someone, like yourself, with extensive credentials, perform bodywork on you.  When you are desperate and suffering, it is very easy to make your injuries worse with someone that is not well trained.  

Thank you for being such a blessing in my life. God has given you a wonderful gift.  If you would like me to talk to anyone that is contemplating Rolfing, please feel free to use me as a reference. I would be glad to convince them; that will be easy.