Frequently asked questions

Who should consider Rolfing?

People of any age who are looking for an upright and relaxed posture, more effective movement, and/or increased balance and stability. Rolfing® does not focus on solving individual symptoms, but is a holistic body work that helps re-establish elasticity and lubrication to sticky and viscous fascia tissue so the problems often gradually subside or disappear completely.

What happens during a Rolfing session?

A Rolfing® session starts with an introductory interview with the client, followed by an analysis of his/her posture and movement while standing and walking. From the information obtained, the client and Rolfer® agree on the individual goals and strategies to achieve them. The therapy continues on the massage table, where the Rolfer® applies a slow, specific pressure on various parts of the body, thus releasing, rehydrating and restructuring the connective tissue.

The client can actively participate in the therapy with conscious attention and small movements that allow them to discover new movement possibilities. Sessions often end with some form of physical education.

How long is a Rolfing session?

The length of Rolfing® session varies with individual Rolfers® from 60 to 90 minutes.

How many Rolfing sessions are needed?

Rolfing® usually takes place over 10 individually structured sessions. Each session with its own theme and goal builds on the previous ones and prepares the body for the next one.

The sessions follow a logical order, designed to address the whole body. If one part of the body is out of balance or tense, this tension is spread to the rest of the body. To allow the body to integrate the changes, sessions are scheduled one, two or four weeks apart.

Do I need to complete the 10-session series?

This depends on your personal goals. To release specific tensions at least temporarily, 1 to 3 sessions can suffice. 

However, the goal of Rolfing® is to systematically balance and optimize both the structure and function of the entire body over the course of ten Rolfing® sessions.

How much does one session cost?

A session costs between 1.500 and 1.800 CZK.

What is the difference between Rolfing and massage?

Rolfing® and massage have different goals. Massage focuses on relieving stress and muscle tension to achieve relaxation, Rolfing® reorganizes the connective tissues. It is a long-term process that leads to a better alignment of the body in relation to gravity.

Are the benefits of Rolfing sessions long lasting?

The body is affected every day by our work habits, movement stereotypes, sports, hobbies, lifestyle and stress. Rolfing® has the ability to alter a person’s posture and structure. As the body transforms physically, it gives us the opportunity to realize ineffective habits and patterns.

Based on the feedback from many clients, we know that the changes you feel from  Rolfing® are long-lasting and take place after the series is completed. Once the body begins to experience a new, more effective arrangement, it will tend to maintain it. The series does not need to be repeated. However, some clients return to „tune“ the changes or to work more deeply on specific issues within the agreed miniseries.