Body & Mind


Bodywork & Somatic Therapies Guide: Ro

Rolfing ®
Rosen Method
Rubenfeld Synergy


Rolfing ® Structural Integration

Rolfing® structural integration is named after Dr. Ida P. Rolf. She began her inquiry more than fifty years ago, devoting her energy to creating a holistic system of soft tissue manipulation and movement education that organized the whole body in gravity; she eventaully named this system structural integration. She discovered that she could achieve remarkable changes in posture and structure by manipulating the body's myofascial system.

Rolfing structural integration has an unequaled and unprecedented ability to dramatically alter a person's posture and structure. Professional athletes, dancers, children, business people, and people from all walks of life have benefited from Rolfing. People seek Rolfing as a way to ease pain and chronic stress, and improve performance in their professional and daily activities. It's estimated that more than 1 million people have received Rolfing work.

For more Information, contact:
The Rolf Institute ®
P.O. Box 1868
Boulder, Colorado 80306
(303) 449-5903

Rolfing®, Rolfer® and The Rolf Institute® are registered trademarks of The Rolf Institute.




Rosen Method

An intuitive therapy that combines gentle touch, massage, breathing and relaxation techniques and verbal communication to release muscular and emotional tension.

In this form of body centered psychoanalysis, created and developed by physiotherapist Marion Rosen, the client is encouraged to express his/her own feelings and emotions while the practitioner works to release the holding pattern in the body. This tension is termed the "holding breath" area by Marion Rosen.




Rubenfeld Synergy Method

The Rubenfeld Synergy Method, created by Ilana Rubenfeld in the 1960s, is an elegant, powerful system that integrates bodywork, intuition, and psychotherapy. Memories and emotions stored in our bodies can result in energy blocks and imbalances. Rubenfeld Synergy utilizes talk, movement, awareness, imagination, humor, and compassionate touch as gateways--contacting and melting frozen tensions and emotions, freeing the body from pain and the mind from suffering.

Trained as a symphonic conductor at the Juilliard School of Music, Ilana originally turned to bodywork to heal the muscle spasms that were paralyzing her arms. Now she teach this bodywork based on her experiences with the Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais method, Gestalt therapy and Massage to other practitioners, called Synergists.

The Listening Hand: Self-Healing Through the Rubenfeld Synergy Method of Talk and Touch
by Ilana Rubenfeld