4500 Biscayne Blvd Ste. 202
Miami, Florida 33137

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What Is Rolfing and How Does It Work?

At SHIN Wellness in Miami Florida, we offer Rolfing® which is a system of soft tissue manipulation and movement education that organizes the whole body in gravity. Rolfing bodywork affects the body’s posture and structure by manipulating the myofascial system (connective tissue).

Rolfing bodywork is often considered a deep tissue approach to preventative care. It actually works with all the layers of your body to ease your strain patterns throughout your entire system.

Research shows that by consistently using our Rolfing technique it will create more efficient muscle use which allows the body to conserve energy and will create a more economical refined pattern of movement.

If you’d like to reduce your chronic stress, reduce spinal curvature and enhance your neurological functioning then Rolfing is a good fit for you.

The Rolfing® 10-session series is a dynamic approach to encouraging human potential and realigning the body’s structure within gravity.


Who Uses It?

  • People seek Rolfing as a way to reduce pain and chronic muscle tension, generally resulting from physical and emotional traumas. Rolfing is used by many professional athletes to break up scar tissue, rehabilitate injuries, and increase the range of motion to improve performance and avoid future injuries. Dancers and musicians often use the work to increase comfort in their bodies while performing, as well as avoid repetitive stress injuries.

  • Some manufacturing companies have employed Rolfing to decrease workers’ compensation costs due to repetitive stress injuries. And, based on the mind/body connection, many counselors and therapists incorporate Rolfing in the therapeutic approach. Greater physical support and flexibility ultimately influences emotions and energy levels.

  • Rolfing® structural integration is named after its creator, Dr. Ida P. Rolf. Dr. Rolf received her Ph.D. in biochemistry from Columbia University in 1920 and furthered her knowledge of the body through her scientific work in organic chemistry at the Rockefeller Institute.

  • Through soft tissue manipulation and movement education, Rolfers affect body posture and structure over the long-term. Unlike massage, which often focuses on relaxation and relief of muscle discomfort, Rolfing is aimed at improving body alignment and functioning.

  • Rolfing can speed up injury recovery by reducing pain, stiffness and muscle tension; improving movement and circulation around joints, and attending to both the injury and any secondary pain that may develop from favoring the injury.

  • Structural integration is generally performed over a series of ten sessions. This approach allows the Rolfer to affect the client’s structure in a methodical manner. This includes loosening superficial fascia before working in deeper areas, improving support in feet and legs before affecting higher structures, and helping clients find ways to benefit from freer movement in their daily activities.


How Is Rolfing Different From Massage?

We recommend a course of 10 one-hour sessions where the entire body will be addressed with the goal of improving your joint function, increasing the fluidity of movement and even softening your connective tissues.

We will use soft tissue manipulation and movement education which effects your body posture and structure long-term.

As your body structure becomes more organized, and the chronic strain patterns are alleviated your pain and daily stress will decrease.


See What Our Patients Say About Our Services

“This is my second time coming for acupuncture and it was the best. Where massages do well for most, acupuncture works better for me for the long run. Anytime I need a fix, I always come here. They’re all very professional, courteous and make me feel very comfortable. Each time I’ve had Chad for my acupuncturist and he does a phenomenal job!! Totally worth every penny.”


“Once again Shin saved me. I hurt myself doing my crazy workouts in Crossfit and weight training. Somehow they fixed me in one visit so I’m back in the gym. LOVE THEM ALL!!!”

Tico C

“I’m very impressed with the DRX I have had problems for about ten yrs after an auto accident head on. The past year and a half the pain has gotten much worse into my hip and down my left leg. I felt a great relief as early as my first couple of visits. At the end of my treatment I felt like I was never involved in the accident there was no pain at all. I felt 10yrs younger. I can’t say enough about the DRX it is unbelievable. Thank you Dr Gallego.”


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