Because Movement is Life
Tyler Janzen (He/Him)
Rolfer, Structural Integration Practitioner
Like many Rolfers I have my own story of struggling with an injury and chronic pain for almost five years. It brings me so much joy to be active again, to cycle, run and climb and to push my limits and I have Rolfing Structural Integration to thank for that. This experience of getting my active life back inspired me to attend the Dr. Ida Rolf Institute in Boulder Colorado, so that I could share the gift that rolfing has given me. I've seen firsthand in myself and others the power this modality has to transform people's experience of their own bodies and as a result their quality of life. I'm excited to share that!
If you're unfamiliar with Rolfing and would like to know more or to set up a free 15 minute consult don't hesitate to give me a call!
Rolfing® has been known to help with...
Injury & Surgery Recovery
Rolfing can improve quality of life by helping with mobility and managing pain after injury or surgery. By combining deep tissue work with active movement we can help retrain the nervous system and break patterns of over-engagement of muscles which may restrict range of motion and access to easy, dynamic movement
Soft tissue restrictions addressed by Rolfing can impede joint function and alignment. Imbalanced weight transmission through the joints may exacerbate symptoms of arthritis.
Migraines, TMJ Dysfunction,
Head and neck issues can be dynamic and multifaceted, as these structures depend on functional support from many structures below. By building support from the ground up and slowly working our way from superficial to deep structures over time we give the head and neck a unique chance to regain freedom and ease of function
Mood, Emotional Stability
When our baseline muscle tension is high or we are living with chronic pain our nervous systems become upregulated. Our resilience to small stresses can be greatly effected and everything from our jobs to our personal lives can suffer as a result.
Rolfing can sometimes have profound effects on scoliosis but this is not my main intention in working. By simply working to facilitate greater ease of movement and functionality in a body it can be free to find it's own most vital form.
What sets Rolfing apart is that we are not merely trying to treat symptoms but to bring balance and freedom of movement to the whole body.
Instead of focusing on a painful back, neck, knee or pelvis we look at the whole body which is needed to support and relate to itself in a functional and sustainable way.
Thinking and working globally often leads to the resolution of localized issues.
“Some individuals may perceive their losing fight with gravity as a sharp pain in their back, others as the unflattering contour of their body, others as constant fatigue, yet others as an unrelentingly threatening environment. Those over forty may call it old age. And yet all these signals may be pointing to a single problem so prominent in their own structure, as well as others, that it has been ignored: they are off balance, they are at war with gravity.”
- Dr. Ida Rolf