Benefits of Rolfing
Rolfing Structural Integration has the ability to dramatically alter a person’s posture and structure. Rolfing SI can potentialy resolve discomfort, release tension and alleviate pain. Rolfing SI aims to restore flexibility, revitalize your energy and leave you feeling more comfortable in your body. The genius of the work rests on Dr. Rolf’s insight that the body is more at ease and functions most effectively when its structure is balanced in gravity. Athletes, dancers, children, business professionals, and people from all walks of life have benefited from Rolfing SI. People seek Rolfing SI as a way to ease pain and chronic stress, and improve performance in their professional and daily activities. It’s estimated that more than 1 million people have received Rolfing work. Research has demonstrated that Rolfing SI creates a more efficient use of the muscles, allows the body to conserve energy, and creates more economical and refined patterns of movement. Research also shows that Rolfing SI significantly reduces chronic stress and changes in the body structure. For example, a study showed that Rolfing SI significantly reduced the spinal curvature of subjects with lordosis (sway back); it also showed that Rolfing SI enhances neurological functioning.
Kyle Rawlins completed his training in Rolfing Structural Integration at the Rolf Institute in Boulder, Colorado. After attaining his certification as a Rolfer, Kyle continued on to become a licensed massage therapist in the State of Oregon. Kyle has enjoyed the work of helping people feel better since 2008; he began his journey in the medical field at Providence Medford Medical Center teaching water aerobics classes, each specialized to specific ailments including arthritis, fibromyalgia, and chronic back pain. He then became a physical therapy aide also with Providence. Kyle later joined a pain clinic as a medical assistant where he was introduced to Rolfing. After researching the benefits and history of structural integration, Kyle decided to receive training in Rolfing SI. Kyle’s passion is to assist people to live better within their own bodies by realigning their body with gravity, allowing them to hurt less and live more. Kyle has been married to his beautiful wife Rachel since 2007 and when he isn’t working he enjoys fishing, playing guitar, and crafting things with his hands, including creating an electric guitar from wood planks to finished playable instrument.