Is Rolfing painful? 
Modern Rolfing is “non-traumatic” bodywork, and pressure can be very intense or very subtle. Keep in mind that you the recipient always define the limits of your own comfort and it makes sense to be sure you find someone you feel you can work with. Additionally, Rolfers are extensively trained to develop their touch.Many people say that they are able to sense the Rolfing “quality of touch”.

Basic Ten Series
Traditionally, Rolfing takes place over a series of ten initial sessions. Each session builds upon the last. Gradually restrictions in the web-like network of connective tissue or fascia are freed and this leads to a reorganization of adjacent segments or blocks (as illustrated by the little boy logo).Results are cumulative and the body becomes freer and more spacious as key restrictions are mobilized and resolved. Emphasis is on the recipe and whole body congruence

Advanced Rolfing
The Advanced work departs from the basic ten series but with the same core concerns and underlying philosophy. The emphasis is on asymmetries (the left being different from the right) and deeper more nuanced patterns of conflict caused by overlapping injuries or trauma. Advanced work is often done as a mini-series of 3-5 sessions or as a standalone session sometimes referred to as a “tune-up.”

Why Rolf Movement?
Rolf Movement helps you to rewire your images and sensations of good posture. Rolf Movement offers awareness based lessons to help you to track how you inhabit your body and how you move through life. Emphasis is on patterns of coordination, orientation and movement integration. Through the movement work you will learn to connect to your ‘core’ with fluidity not rigidity in a way not commonly addressed by mainstream fitness. Cultivating a sense of body awareness helps you build internal resources so you can tackle everyday ergonomic problems with more confidence and grace. Rolf movement is included as part of every Rolfing session.

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Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) will help you to access a deep sense of ease and stillness in your body. There are currently several models of CST that differ in levels of manual or mechanical intervention applied by the practitioner however all CST stems from the work of the early Osteopaths who noticed a rhythmic motion in the fluids of the body that is much slower than the pulse or respiration. Biodynamic CST cooperates with the rhythmic pulse or ‘unified tide’ that continually moves through the fluids to restore healthy motion and deeply settle the whole body. In a sense it resets the tone of your nervous system and aids your ability to self regulate

Integrated Bodywork
This client centered approach is more eclectic and intuitive than goal oriented. Drawing from a variety of modalities and sympathetic to situational factors, integrated bodywork is especially beneficial for people who want to slow down and reconnect with their own system. Integrated bodywork is always offered pre and post surgery and pre and post event for athletes and performers and presenters.


Jennifer Eisele, CMT
Certified Advanced Rolfer

Located in the Historic Branciforte Plaza at 555 Soquel Avenue, Suite 260 Santa Cruz CA 95062