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Empowerment Rolfing®

Because Movement is Life
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Rolfing in Calgary

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!

 

825-439-4186

Dr. Ida Rolf Institute

Rolfing Association of Canada

 

What Clients Have to Say

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When I heard about Empowerment Rolfing I knew I needed to give it a try. I gave up on doctors years ago, they said it would only get worse and I would be back. No pills or needles in my back for me! After 4 visits with Tyler I am experiencing a renewed me! Pain free movement is such a joy after 40 years of every day struggle. I am loving the ease and flow of my steps. I am looking forward to the rest of this treatment of Empowerment! Thank you Tyler for sharing the journey! Namaste

Dawn S.

From Google reviews

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

Arthritis

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.

Scoliosis

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.

Services

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.

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“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

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What is Rolfing?

Rolfing is a holistic type of bodywork with a unique focus on connective tissue and how it relates all the different parts of your body.  I work directly with soft tissue as well as with education and developing body awareness. I want to empower you to reach a higher level of function, ease and comfort in your daily life, while working or doing the activities you love.

While it's perfectly acceptable to do individual "fix-it" sessions, clients will typically go through a series of 10 sessions. Working from superficial towards deeper structural change, each session has specific goals, working systematically through the different structural relationships in the body. Through this cumulative process deeper and long lasting changes can be achieved. Patterns of tension and restriction in connective tissue, due to postural or movement habits, injuries, falls or surgeries can begin to let go and pave the way for you to explore new ways to move, live, and feel. By coupling this work with movement education you are empowered to take charge of your own process of change and carry the momentum into your personal life once the series is finished.

 

What Makes Rolfing Holistic?

Rolfing works directly with the dynamic web of connective tissue that runs through your entire body, supporting your organs and muscles and holding all of your joints together. When Rolfers study anatomy it is with a focus on the structural relationships created by this extensive web of tissues which is constantly adapting to stresses. This adaptation to stress allows people to accomplish great feats of strength but it also means that movement and postural habits can become ingrained into our tissues and begin to restrict our ability to move and live sustainably. These habits may be  reflections of deeply held beliefs, past traumas endured or physical stresses in the workplace, among other things.

Rolfing recognizes these restrictions for the dynamic and multifaceted problem they are. A restriction in the tissue around your knee cannot exist for long in isolation. Hips, feet... structures all the way up to your neck may begin to compensate. Your nervous system very quickly adapts movement patterns to reduce stress on your knee. When these movement habits and the physical restrictions that accompany them persist after a strain or injury has healed they can lead to increasing loss of function and quality of life over time. By addressing these protective movement patterns, facilitating explorations of best movement practices and developing awareness of how you use your body, I hope to empower you to not only overcome chronic pain or mobility restrictions but to have a more comfortable and sustainable relationship with your own body.

Let's get to work and see what Rolfing can do for you!
Book today: 825.439.4186.

Have questions? Send me a message!

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