RolfingŪ Structural Integration


Donald Soule

Certified Advanced Rolfer™

Welcome to RolfChicago


Rolfing in Chicago.Toward the whole human being.

"As in all matter organized into biological units, there is a pattern, an order in human bodies. Rolfers make a life study of relating bodies and their fields to the earth and its gravity field.  We so organize the body that the gravity field can reinforce the body's energy field."  Ida P. Rolf PhD

Each of us is more than the sum of our parts.  We have a pattern, an order, in our bodies.  The very structure of our body is an orderly pattern.  That pattern - how the parts fit and work together as a whole - is a basic factor in our well being.

One of the features that makes us unique as a species is our upright stance.  Our struggle to maintain that uprightness with the gravity field can become a source of our structural problems.  The Rolfing Structural Integration promotes well-being by enhancing our body's patterns of organization and balancing the body in gravity thus enabling us to function at higher levels of efficiency and ease.

The basic idea:  By restoring order to our structures and fluidity to our movement, many of our seemingly isolated aches and pains are resolved.  The improvement that we see in structural alignment is evidence of the resolution of the patterns of strain that collectively make us vulnerable to stress, injury, tightness and discomfort.