1994: Foundation of Bodywork Diploma, Rolf Institute, Boulder , Colorado (Til Luchau, John Martine)
1996: Rolfing Phase 2 , Rolf Institute, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Lael Keen, Cornelia Rossi, Vivien Jaye)
1998: Rolfing Phase 3 and Rolfing Certification , Rolf Institute, Salvador , Brazil (Tessy Brungardt, Lael Keen, Cornelia Rossi) 1998: Rolfing Movement Certification , Rolf Institute (Vivien Jaye, Lael Keen)
Courses prior to Rolfing Qualification
1994: Reiki Levels 1 and 2 Certificates, Boulder , Colorado
1995: Thai massage Diploma, at Old Medical Hospital in Chiang Mai , Thailand
2001 - 2003: Diploma in Cranio-Sacral Therapy , College of Cranio-Sacral Therapy, London.
(This is a comprehensive course comprising 36 full-time study days, plus thesis and clinic time, ranging over 20 months.)
2004: Upledger Cranio-Sacral Therapy certificate
2004: Upledger Visceral Manipulation , Level 1A
2000: Rolfing Movement Workshop, with Hubert Godard, 4 days
2000: Trauma Energetics, with Bill Redpath, 3 days
2001: Trauma Energetics, with Bill Redpath, 3 days
2001 - 2002: Pilates Teacher Training, Body Control Pilates
2005: Thorax Workshop, with Harvey Burns, 3 days
2006: Spinal Mechanics, with Jan Sultan, 6 days
2008: Spinal mechanics and strategies, with Jim Asher, 6 days
2009: Visceral Manipulation, with Liz Gaggini, 8 days
Advanced Training Certification (2 Parts)
2006: Soloturn, Switzerland, with Tessy Brungardt and Harvey Burns, 3 weeks
2007: Munich, Germany, with Jan Sultan and Harvey Burns, 2 weeks
Post Advanced Training:
2014: Bologna, Italy, with Peter Schwind and Christoph Sommer, 7 days
2015: London, "Uncoiling the Spirals" with Gael Rosewood, 3 days
2016: London, "Structural Ageing" with Valerie Berg, 3 days
2017: London, "From Planes to Shapes, Spheres and Spaces" with Harvey Burns, 3 days
2018: London, Ribs workshop with Tessy Brungardt, 3 days
Rolfing is good for: Postural alignment, Chronic pain, Neck pain, Back pain, Scoliosis, RSI
The basic Rolfing® structural integration series consists of ten one-hour sessions. It is advisable to try three sessions before deciding to take the whole series; after all how can you know Rolfing is for you, without experiencing it?
Each Rolfing session builds upon the results of the previous one so that the results are cumulative. The first seven sessions remove strain from specific areas such as the knees, lower back, shoulders, neck and arms.
The remaining sessions organize and align the body as a whole, resulting in better balance, freedom of movement and a higher energy level.
For an overview of the Rolfing Series and the goals of each session please see my blog entry on 27/2/2014 entitled Rolfing Series Introduction.
The difference between Rolfing and Myofascial Release is this cumulative process over ten sessions. Although Myofascial Release uses techniques derived from the work of Ida Rolf, it does not have the same strategic impact as rolfing.
The various parts of the human body relate synergistically to each other. Only in exceptional circumstances, such as first aid, will Rolfers touch a part of the body without paying importance to the body as a whole.The origin of a lower back pain, for example, may be from hitting the heels too hard on the ground in walking.
To touch the lower back without also addressing the feet may give only short-term relief. Rolfing systematically treats the body from the feet to the head over the ten sessions so that the body is taken to a higher level of integration. This increases the chance of changes being long term.
I also give clients an option to do an an eleven-session format, leaving a longer gap of at least four weeks between sessions ten and eleven. The reason for this is to incorporate deeper work on the thorax, especially the ribs and viscera and also to have the benefit of more time to track how the client's body is integrating the final sessions (the body continues to change for at least several months after the last session).
Many clients wish to have further Rolfing after the Series and choose to do a session every two months. This not only has the benefit of effectively managing tension and stress that naturally builds over the course of everyday life, but also of further integrating the various elements of the body. Once the whole Series has been done and the body has been well aligned and organised, the impact of a tune-up session can be extremely effective.
Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.
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LOCATION I work from two locations, Regents Park and East Finchley/Muswell Hill. 1. Alternate Thursdays and Saturdays: The Hale Clinic, 4, Harley Street, London W1G 9PB Fee: £95 2. Tuesday to Saturday, earliest 9am, latest 7pm: The Copse, Fortis Green, East Finchley/Muswell Hill, London N2 9HL Fee: £85 All sessions last one hour. Fee is payable each session by cash or cheque. CANCELLATION POLICY 24 hours notice is required, meaning that the full fee is chargeable if the cancellation is made within this period. I receive cancellation notice quickest by text to my mobile number: 07957 307 616. BOOKING A SESSION Call to book a session on 07957 307 616 or 020 8883 7655 or email email@example.com