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"After suffering horrible pain for over two
years, Jim Tucker's Rolfing techniques gave
me back my life."

-Michelle Gallant

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How Does This Practice Align the Body?

Using hands-on body alignment techniques, that systematically organizes the body's soft connective tissue network. This connective tissue network, known as the myofascial system, is the organ of structure of the body. It supports the skeleton and soft tissues, positions the bones, determines the direction of muscle pull, and gives the body its shape.

Back Straightening

The human body holds itself erect with pairs of muscle groups functioning within a network of fascial sheaths. These pairs normally function in an antagonist relationship with one another. When one of the muscle pairs contracts, the other must extend to maintain proper balance.

If that relationship is impaired through injury or chronic tension in one of the muscle groups, the fascia conforms to the shortening, and the rest of the body must compensate to maintain balance. The job of Rolfing is to free the shortened fascia, allow the muscles to return to a balanced relationship and the body to release the compensations. When the myofascial system is organized, gravity causes it to uplift and align the body's segments.