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ˈrɔl fɪŋ, ˈrɒl-rolf·ing

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  1. Rolfing(ProperNoun)

    A technique of deep tissue massage.

  2. Origin: From Ida Pauline Rolf and -ing


  1. Rolfing

    Rolfing is a therapy system created by the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration, founded by Ida Pauline Rolf in 1971. The Institute states that Rolfing is a "holistic system of soft tissue manipulation and movement education that organize the whole body in gravity". Manipulation of the muscle fasciae is believed to yield therapeutic benefits, including that clients stand straighter, gain height and move better, through the correction of soft tissue fixations or dystonia. A review found that evidence for clinical effectiveness and hypothesized mechanisms of Rolfing is severely limited by small sample sizes and absence of control arms, and that further research is needed, though controlled trials found that a single Rolfing session significantly decreases standing pelvic tilt angle, and that Rolfing caused a lasting decrease in state anxiety when compared to the control group. Only practitioners certified by RISI can use the title "Rolfer," or practice "Rolfing," due to service mark ownership. The Guild for Structural Integration is the other certifying body, whose graduates use the title "Practitioners of the Rolf Method of Structural Integration."

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rolfing in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rolfing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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