Rolfing (not rude I promise!!)

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Pherstun
Pherstun Member Posts: 96
edited 30. Jan 2011, 05:52 in Living with Arthritis archive
Hi all

I wondered if anyone had had Rolfing done and what their experience of it was.

For more info: http://www.rolfing.org/

My main problem arthritis wise is in the lower joints and I feel this may be suitable for me. I emailed the organisation above for advice but they've not responded and I don't want to pay to see someone if I then find it won't work or be suitable for me.

Any thoughts please?

Debbie

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  • jillyb1
    jillyb1 Member Posts: 1,725
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Prefer a good massage from my hubby personally , much cheaper ! Jillyb
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    not heard of it before but was expecting to be directing to some website where people meet up in car parks or something, lol...
    :shock: :lol:
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  • jillyb1
    jillyb1 Member Posts: 1,725
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Exactly , Tony , meet in car parks with their didgeridoos ! Jillyb
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    When I read that I had visions of a beard and glasses, two little boys and a kangaroo. On reading the link I suspect that having a coffee with the sainted Rolf would be just as beneficial. That sort of thing is good for people who like to think they have something wrong with them, not for folks like us who DO have something wrong (and it's something that cannot be fixed, which is a total bummer and makes us vulnerable to quacks and charlatans of all types). Cynical, moi? Oui. I have tried Reiki, homeopathy and one or two other pointless exercises, in the days before I really knew what was wrong with me. The recipients of my cash were very grateful. DD
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  • jacqmun
    jacqmun Member Posts: 65
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Just watched a short video of a woman being Rolfed.... :lol::lol:
    (Sorry for laughing, but it sounds sooooooooo rude!!!!) :lol:
    It looks very painful indeed, a sort of reflexology with a bit of ancient torture thrown in
    Scarey stuff :shock:
    Jacqui x
    When it rains, look for rainbows. When it's dark, look for stars
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Debbie
    Sorry I have not heard of this one, but I would be interested to know how you get on, thats if you give it a try.
    Good Luck
    Barbara x
    Love
    Barbara
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    CAN YOU TELL WHAT IT IS YET? LOL :grin:
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    n035.gifRa-1996 -2013 RIP...
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    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP
  • Wonkylegs
    Wonkylegs Member Posts: 3,504
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

    sounds so rude :eek: :wink:

    don't think I'll be trying it any time soon, but interesting to know if anyone really does feel it is helpful.
  • bubbles
    bubbles Member Posts: 6,508
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Bubbles is in shock, I haven't looked at the clip, but I thought at first that it was someone feeling sickly, not a massage. "What are you doing today"? "I am just off to be Rolfing session". Should stop the conversation. But, not to decry alternative therapies, homeopthic Dr cured me of hay fever, so rolfing might have some effect. :shock:
    XX Aidan (still known as Bubbles).
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    There are some more places to go for a Rolfing session now, I think it will become a craze
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lofgud4wLLo&feature=related

    Sorry Debbie, couldn't resist... :grin:
    e050.gifMe-Tony
    n035.gifRa-1996 -2013 RIP...
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    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,490
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Debbie

    Looks like you are the only person to have tried it. If it isn't too expensive and you can afford it then there is no harm in trying.

    I do hope it helps you and please do let us know if it helps.

    Oh welcome from me to the forums :grin:

    Love

    Toni xx
  • Pherstun
    Pherstun Member Posts: 96
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    tjt6768 wrote:
    There are some more places to go for a Rolfing session now, I think it will become a craze
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lofgud4wLLo&feature=related

    Sorry Debbie, couldn't resist... :grin:

    Naa, I know, when someone mentioned Rolfing to me the first thought was it was something rude, then Rolf Harris was my second thought. :grin:

    I might make enquiries as to cost, we'll see!
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    let us know what you decide and how it goes won't you?
    Hope you don't have to wear a false beard for it... Lol
    :grin:
    e050.gifMe-Tony
    n035.gifRa-1996 -2013 RIP...
    k040.gif
    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP