Some people are scared to try Rolfing because they heard that it’s painful. But is it? We need to talk about Rolfing, and why old myths die hard.
If Rolfing’s taught me one thing, it’s that change, even against the odds, is possible. For some reason, that theme feels very resonant today.
2016 has been a dumbfounding year. In a world of ‘fake news’, what we need is more and better information for our minds and our bodies. In a second hour of Rolfing, we work on the feet to improve the transmission of good information from feet to head. Warning: TIGERS!
Age is definitely not a number. And while wrinkles may be a sign of advancing years, it’s the signs of ‘structural ageing’ that create the real problems.
We need to think (again) about pain. Steve Haines’ new book, Pain is Really Strange, digests the latest findings in pain research, with surprising implications for how we manage long-term pain conditions. Chronic pain, it turns out, is really strange: it’s an unreliable indicator of tissue damage, and can result from sensitisation at the site of a previous injury. In most cases, Haines contends, it is a ‘mistake, a fault in the [body’s] alarm systems’.