Rolfing supports the process of transformation. Every transformation involves resistance, because we abandon the known and enter the unknown.
Sufferance is to withdraw.
Pleasure is resilience to stimulus; pain is resistance to stimulus
Ida P. Rolf
Rolfing® supports the process of transformation. Every transformation involves resistance, because we abandon the known and enter the unknown. Since the first moments in the womb, life is continuous transformation, In the process of trans-forming, re-forming, in-forming, con-forming, resistance and therfore pain are inevitable.
Pain is the voice with whom the body communicates its own dis-ease. Before its intensity gets high inducing us to immobility, the body has surely previously communicated discomfort through various states and grades which we usually and deliberately learn to ignore.
In the tight rhythms of our daily life there is no time and education for the perceptionof the soft, subtle, light.. The ability to work with pain and its intensity is a dance, a lively dialogue with the client, and often turns out to be a resource for learning and growth.
The intelligent interaction, supported by the sensitivity and presence in gravity of the Rolfer,is able to initiate and sustain the volving of the local stress and the relationship with it.
The Rolfer teaches to approach the edge of resistance and at the same time remain present without withdrawing.. The tissues hydrate, facilitating the process of transformation and the restoration of the functions.
Dr.Rolf stated that the wider the range of stimuli that we are able to aknowledge and assimilate in the body, the less we will fear a particular sensation and try to avoid it.
Rolfing aims to teach and cultivate the listening of Voices and/or stimuli that fore-come or even accompany physical discomfort. Not withdrawing from pain is a great challenge.
It is the transformation which involves the loss of old known versus the unknown. It's the movement of life that envelopes both Rolfer and client during the session.