This week, in hot UK Rolfing news, we received unexpected airtime on the Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2, and a ringing endorsement from a caller to the programme who had received Rolfing sessions to help her with sciatica.
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’.
Consciously Uncoupling the Sense from the Nonsense: Rolfing, Gwyneth and an Open Letter to Chris Peters of Sense About Science
An open letter to Sense About Science, who’ve asked the UK Rolfing community to defend the claims we make for our work in the wake of the article that appeared on Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle website, Goop.