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I Got Rolfed And I Liked It

This year I finally crossed off something I’ve had on my to-do list since I was 20: I got Rolfed. Rolfing, for those who are unfamiliar with the term, is a type of bodywork “that reorganizes the connective tissues, called fascia, that permeate the entire body.” If massage therapy addresses the muscles, and chiropractic work addresses the joints, Rolfing focuses on everything in between, literally. It’s thought to greatly improve posture, release tension, alleviate pain, restore flexibility, and generally help someone feel more energized and comfortable in his or her body. I first heard of Rolfing in one of my college acting classes. Or maybe it was “movement” class. Did you know that’s a class you can take in college? Basically, for two hours a day, two days a week, you get to stretch out, dance around, roll on mats all over the floor and pound on your classmates’ backs in warm-up circles. Hell yeah, I was a theater minor. It beat the hell out of taking classes that might actually prepare me to make a living. At least, it did at the time. Keep reading »

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