Rey Allen, Certified Advanced Rolfer ®
Not to be confused with 'deep-tissue massage', ROLFING is the most effective way of getting to the source of a postural or structural problem.
ROLFING is a hands-on approach to correcting posture. Through subtle reshaping of the soft tissue, ROLFING returns the body to its proper alignment.
There is a growing amount of mainstream scientific research documenting the effectiveness of Rolf therapy. A 1988 study published in the Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association indicated that Rolfing greatly influenced the parasympathetic nervous system, which can help speed the recovery of damaged tissue. Other studies done in the 1980s concerned the effectiveness of Rolfing in treating figure skaters, self confidence and children with cerebral palsy. In 1992 a presentation was made to the National Center of Medical Rehabilitation Research regarding Rolfing in the treatment of degenerative joint disease. A 1997 article in The Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy reported that Rolfing can provide effective and sustained pain relief from lower back problems. The Department of Movement Behavior at UCLA in conjunction with the California Department of Mental Hygiene has shown with Rolfing creates a more efficient use of muscles, allows the body to conserve energy, and creates economical and refined patterns of movement.
Basically, ROLFING provides real and lasting relief for chronic or recent aches and pains, including:
~ Poor posture
~ Muscle tension
~ Neck pain & Headaches
~ Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
~ Carpal Tunnel
~ Helps with poor digestion (Visceral Manipulation)
~ Low back pain
~ Tight hips
~ Foot pain from breaks, high or low arches
Professional Bodyworker for 14 years. Certified Rolfer for 8 years.
For the last 2 years I have been an assistant teacher to a prominent Rolf Instructor on the subject of BioMechanics assisting in over 20 classes to Rolfers internationally.
Sept 08 to May 09, I’m enrolled in multiple classes abroad to receive my advanced certification with the European Rolfing Association.
In addition to my advanced certification, I am currently enrolled in a 2-year certification in Visceral Manipulation with The Barral Institute.
Specialized skills: BioMechanics, Visceral Manipulation.
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