History of Rolfing
Dr. Rolf received her Ph.D. in biochemistry from Columbia University in
1920. As a researcher at the Rockefeller Institute, with a profound understanding
of physics, she was interested in the role and function of the connective,
or myofascial tissue, that surrounds all our organs, muscles, bones and
joints, lending the body shape and support. She discovered that symptoms
of pain and stress are a result of the body’s response to gravity.
During this time, she also studied osteopathy, yoga, and chiropractic.
“Sondra’s hands know where to go
in the body. As an osteopathic physician, I personally experience the
relief of pain in my muscles. She has not only helped me, but many of
my patients as well.”
—Ramon Issac, D.O., San Rafael, CA