Definition of Rolfing in English:

Rolfing

Syllabification: Rolf·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈrôlfiNG
 
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noun

trademark
A massage technique aimed at the vertical realignment of the body, and therefore deep enough to release muscular tension at skeletal level. It can contribute to the relief of long-standing tension and neuroses.
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

Derivatives

Rolf

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

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