About Rolfing ® & Spinal Osteopathic Manipulation

What is Rolfing?

Developed throughout the second half of the 20th century by a remarkable biochemist and yoga fanatic Dr Ida Rolf, the Rolfing method’s main goal is to improve posture & movement. Rolfing®, also know as Structural Integration, is hands on, at times intense and is very effective at restoring order to the connective tissue (fascia) of the body. The usual results are improved alignment, freer movement and dissipation of chronic tension. Fascia research is at the forefront of modern manual therapy techniques and so Rolfing® comes more and more to prominence in the field.

Traditionally Rolfing involves a series of 10 sessions, where each session is a building block of a larger Structural Integration process.

Spinal Osteopathic Manipulation

Spinal Osteopathic Manipulation is a set of specific techniques know as HVT (High Velocity Thrust) that are effective at restoring mobility and alleviating pain and discomfort originating at the spinal and costal (ribs) joints. These techniques are standard in the osteopathic and chiropractic environment and are also know as “clicking”, “adjusting” and “crunching”. NHS Nice guidelines recommend these manipulative techniques as one of measures to tackle back pain[1].

Treatments with Luke Gregorczyk

Qualified in Rolfing® Structural Integration as well as in Spinal Osteopathic Manipulation, Luke Gregorczyk combines the benefits of both methods. Osteopathy provides a ‘quick fix’ to acute pain and Rolfing addresses the underlying cause, giving clients a long-term solution that changes unhelpful habits.

Luke says: ‘My clients come to me thinking their body is like a beaten up old banger… and my aim is for them to leave realising they’re driving a Ferrari!’

Outcomes of his work may include:
•         Improved posture
•         Chronic pain dissipation
•         Release of tension in neck & shoulders
•         Improved coordination
•         Improved flexibility