Who was Dr. Rolf?
"When the body is working properly, the force of gravity can flow through it. Then, spontaneously, the body heals itself."
Ida P. Rolf
Rolfing is named after its founder, Dr. Ida P. Rolf. Dr. Rolf received her Ph.D. in biochemistry from Columbia University in 1916. She devoted her energy towards creating a holistic system of soft tissue manipulation and movement education that organized the whole body in gravity. This system originally named Structural Integration was eventually coined "Rolfing" by her clients and practitioners. Rolfing is now the product of over fifty years of study and practice. The legacy of her work has been carried on since her death in 1979.