Definition of Rolfing in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈrɒlfɪŋ


[mass noun] trademark
A technique of deep tissue manipulation aimed at the release and realignment of the body, and the reduction of muscular and psychic tension. Also called structural integration.
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  • She personally conducted training in her Structural Integration Method technique, which later became known as Rolfing, at the Esalen Institute in the '60s.
  • She has authored several books on the relationship of form and structure in the human body, including Rolfing.
  • He suggests counseling, support groups and physically orientated therapies such as tai chi, Reiki yoga and Rolfing.


1970s: from the name of Ida P. Rolf (1897–1979), American physiotherapist, + -ing1.



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  • I got Rolfed just to see if it would have any effect on my bodily awareness.

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