Structural Integration and the Living Matrix – Pt 1

Every living creature has form and a relationship to gravity. All things have structure that is affected by the gravitational field in some way. Our bodies have living, dynamic structure that also relates to gravity. We are made of major body segments that include the head, shoulders, hips, knees and …

Dr. Ida P. Rolf, Founder of Structural Integration – Pt. 1

“Ida P. Rolf was a pioneering, original mind. She had always investigated what was new and was never afraid to take what she learned and use it,” said Rosemary Feitis, secretary and friend to Dr. Ida P. Rolf. Born in 1896 into the family of a prosperous contractor in the …

Dr. Ida P. Rolf, Founder of Structural Integration – Pt. 2

In 1942, Ida started a two-year period of work with Grace, a friend who had been crippled since childhood. “That day I started working with Grace,” said Ida, “was the day I really got Rolfing going. That was when the first principle of Rolfing was really born— moving the soft …

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