MICHAEL PELLEGRINO

What Is Rolfing®? 
Michael Pellegrino, Certified Rolfer 


Rolfing is a body therapy of hands on manipulation and education designed to improve whole body alignment, balance, and flexibility. Rolfing addresses the connective tissues of the musculoskeletal system. Like a continuous web; muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments, organs, and bones seamlessly attach to each other. 

Rolfing seeks to return these myofascial relationships to their natural order and integrity. Rolfing aims to restore normal range of motion to motion restricted tissues with mobilization techniques and practical structural strategies. 

By freeing and re-shaping the connective tissue Rolfing brings the body into a better relationship with gravity. It’s the only modality that recognizes gravity as an active force toward optimum health.

Is Rolfing® For You?

Rolfing is a holistic technique in that changes in structure can impact the whole person, physically, emotionally and energetically. Ultimately, each client's individual experience plays a central role in Rolfing's transformational aspects. 

With Rolf Movement Integration the Rolfer helps clients become aware of their inhibiting movement patterns and teaches them how to change them. The Rolfer releases these patterns through manipulation as they manifest in the client's structure. 

Rolfing is as concerned with how people experience and use their bodies in their daily lives as with their structural organization in gravity. This unique blend of both, the functional and structural aspects of Rolfing, is a distinctive feature of the therapy.


Who Benefits From Rolfing®?

· People who are in high stress or physically demanding jobs. 
· People who suffer tension or injury-related aches and pains. 
· People who regard physical harmony as important to good      

  health. 
· People who believe they are living and working below their

  inherent capabilities. · People involved in physical activities

  such as sports, playing instruments, yoga, dance, etc. 
· People who consider a balanced, responsive body necessary

  for the full development of human potential.