Has anyone tried rolfing?

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Palyn
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   Posted 1/16/2009 1:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I am thinking of seeing a rolfer for my shoulder/neck/back. I don't want my ribs or my legs touched though because they are too tender, but I feel my myofascia could use some "ironing out" on the shoulder/neck/back. Want to know if anyone has tried it and if it helped.
Fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, IBS, scoliosis


vestabula
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   Posted 1/16/2009 5:33 AM (GMT -7)   

I have a friend who is a rolfer and I went to her about 10 years ago to see if it would help with my posture, which is a contributing factor to my fibro.  I lasted through three sessions, although the recommendation was ten.  She took pictures of me (in my underwear) before each treatment so I could supposedly see the difference in my height etc, after each session.  I personally could not take it as she dug deep into my muscles with her elbows, and she did this from the bottom of my feet to my neck.  I made her give me the last picture she took...I looked like the Cryptkeeper!  Now, this is just my personal experience and everyone reacts differently.  Rolfing is NOT a gentle, relaxing therapy.  However, if you can find a rolfer who will just work on your neck and shoulders and stretch that fascia and break up the lactic acid crystals, it might just help you.  Others on this forum who have tried it may have had better results than I did.

Good luck,

donna


fibro, menieres disease, RLS, anxiety disorder, disc compression, scoliosis, spinal stenosis TMJ  Meds: Lexapro and valium


Palyn
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   Posted 1/16/2009 12:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for sharing. You've confirmed what I thought - about it being very deep and painful. Maybe I'll try one session.
Fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, IBS, scoliosis


SleepyBug
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   Posted 1/16/2009 3:57 PM (GMT -7)   
i have never tried rolfing-it sounds kind of scary! (and donna, you let someone take pictures of you in your undewear? you are a far braver soul than i am, dear friend..)

i have to say, though, that my fibro fog brain read this title as "has anyone tried ROFLing"-like-rolling on the floor lauging-ing. i thought "all the time!"
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   Posted 1/16/2009 7:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Sleepy...I did to!lol! I'm like, of course i've puked before....then I read it and was like oh crap...i'm such a backwoods igmoe...

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