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  Rolfing for Athletes

Rolfing puts weight on bones, not muscles


According to Tom Meyers, Advanced Certified Rolfer, the body is designed to have the weight come down through the bones, not the muscles.

However, weight will come through the muscles unless the bones are lined up right and the compensation causes great strain. After a few years, the muscles begin to fill in more and more with sinew or fascia. They begin to act like straps holding the athlete up.

Tom Meyers explains that in rolfing (R), we undo the straps; we get the bones to line up again and then gravity acts like a plumb line. In other words, less effort and more results in athletic performance.  
 




  Endorsements for any kinds of Sports Players

Michelle Kwan

Michelle Kwan and Elvis Stojko, 1998 Olympic Silver Medalists, have found they have a competitive advantage by working with a team of specialists that included Helen James, Physical Therapist, and Certified Advanced Rolfer. Elvis Stojko introduced Helen James, Certified Advanced Rolfer to Michelle Kwan in July during the Campbell Soup Tour of World Figure Skating Champions. Stojko, who has benefited from James' physical therapy and Rolfing expertise says, "Rolfing helped me to find my center of balance for competition; it puts my body in place." Working with Olympic and world champion figure skaters is nothing new for James. She says, "It's key for figure skaters like Michelle and Elvis, to find an exact balanced position in space. Balance and integration are the primary goals of the Rolfing process. Athletes find they have fewer injuries and recover more quickly through Rolfing work," says James. "They feel lighter and have more energy because they're not working as hard. They perform and complete their jumps with more ease."

Sean Casey

Sean Casey, Detroit Tigers All Star Baseball Player says Rolfing helped him resolve an injury. He would not have been able to play the 2006 World Series without the help of his Rolfer, Micheal Waller.



Players who have recieved Rolfing.

◆Bob Tewksbury, pitcher for the Minnesota Twins The Phoenix
◆Suns were the first major NBA Basketball team Sarah Will, 1998 US Paralympic
◆Gold Medal Skier, Joe Greene, two-time U.S.A. Olympic bronze medal long
◆jumper Craig Swan, former N.Y. Mets pitcher

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