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Right now, as you’re reading this, your body is registering all kinds of information, ranging from changes in pressure, temperature, head-to-toe sensations, and much, much more. And it responds and adapts to all these in the best way it knows how without conscious thought.
It’s been doing this every second, every day of your life.
Throughout human existence, we have faced, endured, and overcome massive amounts of stress. Scientific research shows that our bodies are built to survive and adapt to stressors, so we can continue on living, facing life’s challenges – and our bodies are really, REALLY good at it.
However, adaptation can be a double-edged sword.
As a result of the jobs, hobbies, injuries, or pain you’ve experienced, your body has done its best to adapt to those challenges. But… it means you have compensation and holding patterns that may be keeping you from moving as efficiently as you could.
think back to a time when you suffered some form of injury or dealt with some painful sensation somewhere.
Do you remember having to move in a new way that you weren’t used to – or perhaps not being able to move at all?
Depending on the timeframe of the injury and the pain, movement patterns, etc., your body began to adapt to this new way of being.
When your nervous system perceives danger or injury, or when you’ve suffered actual damage/injury to the body, your nervous system tends to go into protective mode to make sure you can survive. That’s its main goal.
Maybe it was high tension – restriction of movement – to keep you from hurting yourself further.
Or pain signals to warn you to move in a different way to avoid damage to the area.
Current research shows us that much of the stress and dysfunction you experienced results from the story the brain and nervous system have created about what was perceived as "dangerous" to keep you safe
Everything begins to organize around the pain but the body sometimes “forgets” it has other options. It remains stuck in a pattern to keep you “safe,” even long after the actual injury has healed.
That’s where Rolfing® comes in.
A key component in helping the brain change its narrative/meaning about pain is moving in a way that the brain and nervous system feel are safe.
Rolfing® combines safe and effective hands-on manual therapy with structural integration, addressing your entire body by way of fascia and connective tissue while simultaneously teaching it how to move more safely and effectively with movement education.
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When your body feels safe and supported, it’s more willing to let go of older patterns – to change, adapt, grow, and allow new ones to emerge.
Voila! You attain a new level of functionality, mobility, efficiency.
And that leads to less pain, more energy, increased range of motion, deeper connection to yourself, and more.
That, in turn, frees your body to direct more energy toward other areas – including psychological, emotional, and social stress. Making a happier, healthier, you.
Reduce your stress. Revitalize yourself. Remind your body of how amazing it can be.
Schedule an appointment today and find out more about your body’s true potential – through Rolfing®.