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Rolfing update

Posted by Pauline on 5/19/00 at 16:27 (020610)

From here on out until I finish this treatment I plan to post as Rolfing update. I had my second session today (Friday). I can't believe how much this type of deep massage hurts so you should be
prepared for the pain. Is it worth it, I think so. I didn't realize
how tight my muscles and tendons are. I thought I was stretching
them, but what I am doing is nothing compared to the stretch she
puts into each muscle and tendon. She works on me 1 hour.

I expect to gain inches in height when she gets through and she actually said that was possible because you stand taller.

The pain in both my arches has decreased in just 2 visits although
I feel the aches in my muscles in both legs and upper body. She
work the entire body concentrating on the legs and feet.

I can press on the arches with only a mild amount of pain now, however
it is not completely gone, I think it is better. I see the Physical
therapist next week and she will measure flexibility and also do
some treating. I will let you know what she does.

So far I am glad I tried this. The Rolfer suggested no night splints
because they put pressures on other muscles and tendons in the legs which she is trying to lenghten. I will do what she says and see
what happens. I did not have to ice today. Not that much pain.

Will update again. Wouldn't it be wonderful if Rolfing was the answer to this problem.


Re: Rolfing update

Sara M on 5/19/00 at 19:57 (020618)

Can you tell us what they charge for this? Thanks

Re: Rolfing update

Kim B. on 5/19/00 at 20:16 (020619)

I pay $75 an hour for massage therapy. She'll rolf, massage, sacral cranial realease, reflexolgy or any combination of the above. I pay for mine out of pocket, 'cause the lady I'm using isn't a 'physical therapy center', per say.

Because I pay for it myself, at first I went once a week, to get the ball rolling, and now I go about once every two weeks. If insurance was helping me with the cost, I would be going more often, which I'm sure would accelerate to process.

Regards, Kim B.


Re: Rolfing update

Lori R. on 5/19/00 at 21:20 (020622)

I go to a massage, cranial sacral, polarity person and she works very deep on my foot. My flexibility is incredible and the pain is much less. I believe in this approaach, as compared to PT even though it is more expensive (insurance only pays for PT). I am an OT and I think the hands on approach is the best.

Re: Rolfing update

Pauline on 5/20/00 at 14:53 (020651)

I believe they charge $75.00 per session, but I don't see the bill
because it is sent to my insurance co. I see the physical therapist
next week to see what she will combine with the rolfer. I was totally surprised when the Orthopedic Dr. suggested this form of treatment. The center has said they do a lot of PF cases, I just
hope this helps mine. The pain is great so I hope the gain is also.
I just can't believe how tight my tendons are especially in my legs
and feet. The rolfer says no night splints, I would like the physical therapist input on this next week. I've gone 3 nights
without them and have not noticed a great deal of difference in the
morning maybe because I am getting so stretched out from the rolfing. I am always more sore the day following treatment. My right foot
seems to be responding faster than the left.

Re: Rolfing update

Terrie on 5/20/00 at 15:24 (020653)

Pauline,
I'm a bit confused about this Rolfing. I'm assuming it is deep massage? How did you go about starting this? Do you live in the U.S.? I've never heard of it. Please inform.
thanks

Re: Rolfing update

Pauline on 5/21/00 at 10:29 (020663)

Terri,
Best I can offer is for you to use Yahoo and type in Rolfing. It
will supply you with infromation. It has some warnings but since
my Dr. ordered it at the physical therapy place, I am getting what
he ordered along with conventional physical therapy.

I'll let everyone know how it is working. I have had PF on and off
since 1993. The last time I had it it lasted 2 1/2 years before
it went away. I was hoping that was the last I would see of it but
that was not the case. I'm back in the same boat. This time
I changed Dr. to the one that had done the Ossa Tron trials in Mich.
Unfortunately I missed the trials because I did not have my flare
up when he was conducting them. He would not hesitate to use the Ossa Tron when it becomes approved. I think we as a group need to
put pressure on the FDA for its approval.


Re: Rolfing update

john h on 5/23/00 at 09:03 (020719)

the going rate in little rock for a certified massage thearapist is $50 hr $70 1 1/2 hr.

Re: Rolfing update

Sara M on 5/19/00 at 19:57 (020618)

Can you tell us what they charge for this? Thanks

Re: Rolfing update

Kim B. on 5/19/00 at 20:16 (020619)

I pay $75 an hour for massage therapy. She'll rolf, massage, sacral cranial realease, reflexolgy or any combination of the above. I pay for mine out of pocket, 'cause the lady I'm using isn't a 'physical therapy center', per say.

Because I pay for it myself, at first I went once a week, to get the ball rolling, and now I go about once every two weeks. If insurance was helping me with the cost, I would be going more often, which I'm sure would accelerate to process.

Regards, Kim B.


Re: Rolfing update

Lori R. on 5/19/00 at 21:20 (020622)

I go to a massage, cranial sacral, polarity person and she works very deep on my foot. My flexibility is incredible and the pain is much less. I believe in this approaach, as compared to PT even though it is more expensive (insurance only pays for PT). I am an OT and I think the hands on approach is the best.

Re: Rolfing update

Pauline on 5/20/00 at 14:53 (020651)

I believe they charge $75.00 per session, but I don't see the bill
because it is sent to my insurance co. I see the physical therapist
next week to see what she will combine with the rolfer. I was totally surprised when the Orthopedic Dr. suggested this form of treatment. The center has said they do a lot of PF cases, I just
hope this helps mine. The pain is great so I hope the gain is also.
I just can't believe how tight my tendons are especially in my legs
and feet. The rolfer says no night splints, I would like the physical therapist input on this next week. I've gone 3 nights
without them and have not noticed a great deal of difference in the
morning maybe because I am getting so stretched out from the rolfing. I am always more sore the day following treatment. My right foot
seems to be responding faster than the left.

Re: Rolfing update

Terrie on 5/20/00 at 15:24 (020653)

Pauline,
I'm a bit confused about this Rolfing. I'm assuming it is deep massage? How did you go about starting this? Do you live in the U.S.? I've never heard of it. Please inform.
thanks

Re: Rolfing update

Pauline on 5/21/00 at 10:29 (020663)

Terri,
Best I can offer is for you to use Yahoo and type in Rolfing. It
will supply you with infromation. It has some warnings but since
my Dr. ordered it at the physical therapy place, I am getting what
he ordered along with conventional physical therapy.

I'll let everyone know how it is working. I have had PF on and off
since 1993. The last time I had it it lasted 2 1/2 years before
it went away. I was hoping that was the last I would see of it but
that was not the case. I'm back in the same boat. This time
I changed Dr. to the one that had done the Ossa Tron trials in Mich.
Unfortunately I missed the trials because I did not have my flare
up when he was conducting them. He would not hesitate to use the Ossa Tron when it becomes approved. I think we as a group need to
put pressure on the FDA for its approval.


Re: Rolfing update

john h on 5/23/00 at 09:03 (020719)

the going rate in little rock for a certified massage thearapist is $50 hr $70 1 1/2 hr.