Thank you so much for your kind words Charlie- Glad you took the time to listen to the podcast. I will keep you posted about upcoming workshops. I will be teaching also at the world massage festival in July, you might consider going. And feel free to sign up to my email list on my website at the bottom of the home page www.bodyworkwisdom.com
Yes, please feel free to contact me in regards to website design and or marketing your massage business. I'm certainly not an expert in either, but I have had some success with some off-the-wall idea's ;)
Truly, if you'd really like to know the difference between Rolfing® SI and Myofascial Release may I suggest you get a session or series of sessions with a Rolfing practitioner? You can find a qualified practitioner here: http://rolf.org/find/locate.asp
Thank you for joining my medical and sports massage group. I hope that our friendship will be pleasant and mutual beneficial. You welcome to initiate discussions, to post questions as well to answer on questions of others. I am planning constantly to be involved in discussions as well to post my articles as well links to my videos. In such a case we will be able to exchange our knowledge. Using the opportunity would like to ask you to recommend my group to other practitioners. Up front thank you.
You are absolutely correct, I did not yet answer your previous two messages. Your description of Rolfing® SI sounds pretty accurate to me.
However, we are not just working to change the postural & movement habits that have set over time; we also have access and work with inherited tendencies.
What I took exception to in your first message was that you said you didn't know much about Rolfing SI but that you heard it could be painful. What I bristled to was my perception that you were contributing to the misperception that deep work needs to be painful. It does not.
The pain someone experiences is influenced by context and their own biology. If I can create a space where my clients trust me and know that they are in control, then there is nothing to fear. Get the fear level down, and discomfort is perceived as "hurts so good."
There is no purpose or benefit to imposing unnecessary discomfort in a session. And, there are ways of working with fibrosed tissue with considerable force near the threshold of pain.
If you surveyed my clients most would tell you I never hurt them, that it feels good. Some would say that it hurts once in awhile in the "hurt good" category, and that if it *really* hurts, I lighten up.
Thank you so much for reading my articles on Soul's Code. I truly appreciate you taking the time.
I must admit a bit of confusion to this comment you made, "I don't know much about Rolfing but I have heard it can be painful." I am a bit bewildered that was your takeaway from the articles. Could you tell me more about why you said this?
You do deep tissue massage, is it ever painful? We know as therapists that there is a big difference between pain that "hurts good" and pain that feels like one is being injured. I assure you I have a broad spectrum of touch from direct technique, to indirect technique, to subtle craniosacral therapy. My clients are in charge of the amount of pressure I use, and I am very responsive to their needs. I do not "do it" to them.
Rolfing® SI is about changing the structure and alignment of the body and educating people in the process to take ownership of themselves.
Thank you again for reading and I wish you all the best.