Each client’s interest in Rolfing along with what they want to achieve is unique to that individual. For this reason I find it beneficial to schedule a free consultation along with with your first session. This will allow us to discuss your interest in Rolfing as well as conduct a structural analysis and develop goals for the sessions.
Consultation - Free (20 min)
*Please contact me to schedule
New Client - $135 (75 min)
Returning Client - $135 (75 min)
Paid at time of service
I am currently in network with the following insurance groups:
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Please contact me so that I can verify your coverage
Motor Vehicle Accident
I do all the billing for you. If you have been in a motor vehicle accident (MVA) in Oregon either as a pedestrian, driver, passenger or bicyclist, you are legally entitled to receive medical care. In the state of Oregon, Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance pays medical bills resulting from an MVA. State law mandates at least $15,000 in PIP coverage for you and each of your vehicle passengers for a period of one year after a collision, no matter who was at fault. The law also allows you to seek care from the licensed health care practitioners of your choice.
I have a 24 hour cancellation policy. If you cancel within 24 hours of your appointment, and I am not able to fill the spot with another appointment, you will be charged the full amount.
What to Expect
At the start of each session I check in about how you are feeling and what you have noticed since the previous session. Then I begin a structural analysis where I look at patterns, assess functions, and observe changes session by session. This information is used to see how the body is functioning effectively and where there could be more ease. From there you will transition to a massage table where the hands on work will take place.
For many people, the changes felt during a session are instant. For others, the work percolates over the course of a few days.
What to wear
Women- Full coverage underwear and bra or running/workout shorts and sports bra.
Men- Full coverage fitted underwear like briefs/boxer briefs or running/workout shorts
*Draping will be available for warmth and comfort if preferred
How is Rolfing different From Massage?
Through soft tissue manipulation and movement education, Rolfers affect body posture and structure over the long-term. Unlike massage, which often focuses on relaxation and relief of muscle discomfort, Rolfing is aimed at improving body alignment and functioning. Rolfing is different from deep-tissue massage, in that practitioners are trained to create overall ease and balance throughout the entire structure, rather than focusing on areas presenting with tension. As a structure becomes more organized, chronic strain patterns are alleviated, and pain and stress decreases.
Furthermore, Rolfing can speed up injury recovery by reducing pain, stiffness and muscle tension; improving movement and circulation around joints; and attending to both the injury and any secondary pain that may develop from compensation patterns.
Why do people say Rolfing hurts?
In the 1970’s, Rolfing got the reputation of being very deep work. Since then we have learned a lot about the nervous system and the human body as a whole. In my opinion, working to a depth of pain is counterproductive. If you are anticipating pain, your body is tensing up. We are working to get your nervous system to be desensitized to pain, not more sensitive. This is why I don’t work that way. I will check in with you regularly to see how the work is feeling to you. We will work together to find the most effective layer to be on.