Structural Integration is a scientifically validated body therapy founded and created by Ida P. Rolf in 1967.Learn More
Rolfing is designed to alleviate a broad range of sufferings, such as muscular tensions, stress reduction and an overall increased sense of well being.Learn More
Sessions at Andersen Rolfing are carried out by Thomas Andersen, certified in Rolfing by 'Guild for Structural Integration' in Boulder Collorado, USALearn More
Looking at the very big picture of theory: Rolfing "Structural Integration" is the art of integrating physical structure with the field of the earth. In practice: Rolfing is help for problems left over from accident, injury, illness, and surgery and can help unlock the great potential of our being in the individual.
Rolfing "SI " is a scientifically validated body therapy. Unlike massage, Rolfing "SI" focuses not on the muscles but on the connective tissue, called fascia. Fascia (Connective tissue) give the body and organs physical movement. The fascia surrounds and goes through the muscles,bones,tendons,legaments,nerves and organs in the body in a 3 dimensional pattern. The fascia gives muscles their shape and the body its structure.
What Rolfing "SI " practitioners do is creating a body, not restoring a body. Most of Human Beings have never had an normal bodies since they're birth, and what we are doing is creating a body, not restoring a body
Rolfing "SI " aligns and balances the body by lengthening and repositioning the fascia. As fascia is lengthened it allows the muscles to move more efficiently. The practitioner will apply pressure to the body, working the entire fascia's system in a systematic way. When restricted fascia is released, lengthened and more space is created with in the body it allows the body to work more appropriately the force of gravity can flow through.Then spontaneously the body heals itself.
when our body's structures is not allowing gravity to flow appropriately through it,The body has an continuing pull of gravity ,also the stress of daily activities and physical injuries can pull the body out of alignment. The fascia gradually shortens, tightens and adjusts to accommodate the misalignment. When the body is out of alignment it creates inefficiency and imbalance resulting in stiffness, discomfort and loss of energy.
When a body is moving towards alignment and is more balanced it moves with greater ease. It requires less energy to function. Good posture is effortless and breathing is easier. The body becomes more flexible, more coordinated and athletic performance improves, Increases your energy well-being and expanding your potential for effortless living.
With Rolfing you will experience fewer pains and tensions, more energy, a better respitory system, recuction of stress, improved overall performance, increased performance in sports with reduced risk of injury, and an overall greater experience in sports, yoga, martial arts and other physical demanding exercises.
Rolfing "SI" is something everyone can benefit from.
Rolfing "SI"is facilitating an evolution with in the individual and can alleviate the following cronical problems.
It's important to remember that no two people are the same, and as such, the results and experience from SI will never be the same.
A typical outcome that people will notice is people gain a few centimeters in height look slimmer. This is a direct result of a corrected posture.
The feeling of general discomfort or chronic pain can often be alleviated and patients mostly report of the effects being permanent. They gain more flexibility, a better balance, increased energy levels and improved self confidence.
Rolfing "SI" is about physical adjustments, but it affects the whole body and soul. We as humans are made up of feelings, beliefs and behavioral patters and our physical being. Everything is connected.
If you have an body working more appropriate, the force of gravity can flow through, Then, spontaneously, the body heals itself and the physical structure you will open the potential of the individual.
There are 19 separate techniques used to integrate different qualities of scar tissue into the fascial web and continually developing and expanding.
Working with scars is like speaking a different language in the world of connective tissue. Scar tissue is very dense fascia with unique properties. Scar tissue work uses a casual, light touch - a little reminiscent of working with bread dough.
The work is rarely painful - even for very new scars, and the amount of change in one intervention is extensive. The cosmetic effect is delightful and the functional changes can be profound. Natural and surgical scars of any age respond immediately followed by a short period of rapid healing and continued improvement. The improvements are permanent.
Scar tissue quality changes quickly and easily. Lumps, gaps, ridges, holes, bumps, knots, and strings in the tissue rapidly smooth out into a three dimensional fascial web. The work starts with the surface layers and goes into the far reaches of the scar including work with any involved viscera. Scar work often results in large whole body integration shifts along with trauma resolution, and nerve-impaired numbness usually resolves within a session.
Scar work can fit seamlessly into an SI series or be used as a stand alone intervention session.
For many years I have a passionate extreme sport,Yoga and Martial arts practitioner and have through this time been in contact with many forms of physical treatments after countless injuries.
I was introduced to structural integration in 1998 as a result of various sports injuries, and by that, I completed my certification in Rolfing at the 'Guild for Structural Integration i Boulder Collorado, USA'. I then received further training and mentorship by Emmett Hutchins, Niel Powers and Sharon Wheeler
I have been certified as an Advanced Rolfing "Structural integration" practitioner, and I am participating in ongoing education as well.
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In Copenhagen I work in the center of the city.
I extend my heartfelt thanks to Tom.
When I came to see him I suffered chronic pain and parts of my body were clearly unbalanced and uneven. I couldn't do the yoga postures I wanted to hold.
After the first sessions, I started to notice changes and things were starting to come in to balance. After completing the 10 session course, my body feels better now than ever before. I have the opportunity to do things that pain used to prevent me from doing.
My yoga practice is better than ever.
Thank you Tom!
I was lucky enough to do a series of Rolfing sessions with Thomas Anderson. In 2002 I had an accident in a 4x4 vehicle that flipped and it resulted in a lower back injury and a condition like sciatica. I tried every natural therapy I could find in Europe New Zealand Australia and Thailand and nothing helped for more than a day or two. I did a series of 16 sessions with a very skilled rolfer and it got rid of the sciatica but I was left with an intense pain in my foot that really disturbed my quality of life for about 8 years.
Then I started working with Thomas and within 3 sessions it was healed and it really changed my life. I can't express how grateful I am and how deeply I respect the way in which he works. It was more than just top level rolfing he observed patterns in the way I was holding my body as I walked and sat and by making me aware of this and initiating positive change he healed a condition that nobody else was ever able to reach.
I can't wait to do some more sessions with this incredibly talented man.
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My name is Nicky Guerrero and I’m a Master in the Art of Skateboarding, that I have been doing since 1977 for 37 years. I have won the European Championship on the big ramp 4 times. I have been a professional skateboarder on full time for 6 years, from 1987N1993, skating with and competing against the best. I’m 46 years old, living and working as a kindergarten teacher in Copenhagen Denmark. Today I’m still skating the board on a high level and entering masters competition for pro riders over 40 years of age, all over the world.
I personally want to recommend Thomas Andersen, who have helped me and my performance on the skateboard via Rolfing, structural integration. I had 10 sessions in 2011/2012 and 3 follow up sessions in January 2013. The sessions , had great influence on my performance, and I won several contests since. I won the Beach Bowl contest on Manley Beach in Sidney Australia 2012, I won Vert Attack and Ultra Bowl in Malmö 2012 & 2013. After the 3 rolfing sessions by Thomas Andersen, I won the Bowl ’A’ Rama contest on Bondi Beach that I have been working on for 5 years.
Pleace Check out my preformance from Malmö: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bodXI0WU_xI to see more, check out Nicky Guerrero on youtube.
Thank you. Nicky Guerrero.
Ida P. Rolf, a native New Yorker, graduated from Barnard College in 1916; and in 1920 she earned a Ph.D. in biological chemistry from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. For the next twelve years Ida Rolf worked at the Rockefeller Institute, first in the Department of Chemotherapy and later in the Department of Organic Chemistry. Eventually, she rose to the rank of Associate, no small achievement for a young woman in those days.
In 1927, she took a leave of absence from her work to study mathematics and atomic physics at the Swiss Technical University in Zurich. During this time, she also studied homeopathic medicine in Geneva.
Returning from Europe, she spent the decade of the 1930’s seeking answers to personal and family health problems. Medical treatment available at that time seemed inadequate to her; this led to her exploration of osteopathy, chiropractic medicine, yoga, the Alexander technique and Korzybski’s work on states of consciousness.
By the 1940’s, she was working in a Manhattan apartment where her schedule was filled with people seeking help. She was committed to the scientific point of view, and yet many breakthroughs came intuitively through the work she did with chronically disabled persons unable to find help elsewhere. This was the work eventually to be known as Structural Integration. For the next thirty years, Ida Rolf devoted herself to developing her technique and training programs.
During the 1950’s, her reputation spread to England where she spent summers as a guest of John Bennett, a prominent mystic and student of Gurdjieff. Then, in the mid-60’s, Dr. Rolf was invited to Esalen Institute in California at the suggestion of Fritz Perls, founder of Gestalt Therapy. There she began training practitioners and instructors of Structural Integration.
The more Structural Integration classes Ida Rolf taught, the more students sought admission to training. Newspaper and magazine articles began featuring the person and work of Ida Rolf, and soon the necessity for a formal organization became apparent. As early as 1967, the first Guild for Structural Integration was loosely formed and eventually headquartered in a private home in Boulder, Colorado.
Until her death in 1979, Ida Rolf actively advanced training classes, giving direction to her organization, planning research projects, writing, publishing and public speaking. In 1977, she wrote Rolfing: The Integration of Human Structures (Harper and Row, Publishers). This book is the major written statement of Ida P. Rolf’s scholastic and experiential investigation into the direct intervention with the evolution of the human species.
After the first basic 10 sessions has been carried out, the therapy continues organically on its own with the help of gravity that flows more appropriately and optimally throughout the body, and the body spontaneously heals itself gradually letting go of compensations and restrictions, and you will experience a greater ability to live without pain and discomfort as a result of the "space" created in the body through the work with the connective tissue.
I recommended a natural break and healing process between 3-12 months before any further treatments. The exact break time is based on the individual client's experience. In case of new injury or accident, additional treatments can be done before this break.
After this, the you may receive further treatments such as: Advanced Three Series or Advanced Five series.
Sessions can be booked at email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone.: +45 71 34 02 23
In Denmark, the place of treatment is Frederiksberg Allé 39A · 1820 Frederiksberg C. For out-call and international patients, we arrange location according to your request.