Rolfing Session Two “Stability/Support”

Rolfing Session Two “Stability/Support”

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Rolfing is a technique of deep tissue manipulation which releases tension and realigns the body to improve functioning and wellbeing.

Rolfing Session Two “Stability/Support”

The second session is focused with the use of the legs and feet and how to achieve maximum stability as we walk and stand. Improved stability with the ground can improve our physical and emotional wellbeing. If you are unstable, you are like a leaf in the wind: very vulnerable and thrown off balance very quickly. When you are stable on the other hand, you are like a well rooted, strong tree. If something happens around you, it does not influence you too much but instead you can feel stronger and more balanced in yourself.

The human foot is made up of 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles and tendons. Our soles have more sweat glands and sensitive nerve-endings per square centimetre than any other part of our body.

A biomechanical foot dysfunction may alter your gait, which may result in abnormal movement and function of the body. Dysfunctional foot patterns can also put stress and strain on muscles, bones and joints in regions of the body remote to the foot. Dysfunctional patterns repeated over a long period will ultimately weaken muscles and joints, causing pain, arthritis and increased susceptibility to injury. The cause of lower back pain, neck pain and spine misalignment can often be traced to problems with your feet.

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