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Hey there, I just realized (I know; it’s been 8 years; sometimes I’m a little slow on the uptake) that even though each of you has come to see me for a specific reason, you might not know about all the other specific reasons people try Rolfing.  So, in an effort to address that, I’m going to be highlighting clients and having them tell their stories.  Hopefully you’ll find it as interesting as I do!  And if you’d like to tell your story, I’d love to hear it and share it if you’re willing!

Now, without further ado, I’d like to introduce you to Beth Angel.  Here’s what she has to say about her experience going through the 10-series with me:

I could write about Rolfing, my experiences with Rolfing, and my outcomes with Rolfing.  However, if you have made it this far, I think you have read enough about Rolfing to make a decision if it is for you or not. Instead, I’ll spend my time explaining why Rolfing with Theresa was my best decision.

I came to Theresa after seeing two other Rolfers.  I already knew that Rolfing was for me; research on the body and the impact Rolfing sessions could have on posture, pain management, and injuries had made my decision.  My previous Roflers had been good at the technique, but the connection wasn’t there.  I couldn’t see spending 10 sessions with those individuals, so I kept on looking. My first day with Theresa was a breath of fresh air. I told her what I didn’t want from my Rolfer, and then rambled away on what I was looking to accomplish with Rolfing.  My thoughts were not focused, so I just rambled and Theresa began working.

Throughout my time with Theresa, I became more aware of my body and my ability to explain what was going on within my body.  Theresa listened, pointed out things when appropriate, and educated whenever she could. She remained calm and kind when I came into a session with tears coming down my face, and she was always up for a random discussion on whatever I decided to ramble on about that day.

Throughout my 10-series, I worked on minimizing the pain in my right shoulder from a repetitive motion injury and better posture to fix my habit of locking my knees.  Theresa and I worked on so many other things, and I am beyond thankful I took the time to find the right person.  Rolfing is an amazing experience that will open your eyes to your habits, your body, and the impact they have on each other.  Do not entrust just anyone with the ability to Rolf, pick someone that will listen and educate you so the impact of this practice will be long-lasting. For me that was Theresa, and I truly believe she will be that person for anyone that is willing to give Rolfing a shot.

Who’s ready for more comparisons?  I know I am!  Today, we’re taking a look at Marissa, who also did a 5 series.  Thank you Marissa, for your willingness to be photographed through this process.  Now, let’s take a look at Marissa’s before (on the left) and after (on the right) pictures.  What do you think?

See how Marissa’s shoulders are uneven in the first pictures?  Look at how level they are after 5 sessions!  Her head is even tilted to the side at first, but straight up after the work.  And her neck looks longer as well!  We can start to see Marissa’s arms coming further back, too.  If you take  a look at the pictures of her back, you can see so much more of her forearms and hands after the five sessions than before, eh?  Then, let’s take a look at Marissa’s legs.  See how her legs come in at the knees and go back out at the ankles?  Notice how they are closer to parallel in the ‘after’ pics?  Her feet are more parallel, too.  And if you look at the pictures of her back again, notice the creases in the back of her knees.  See how they’re coming closer to horizontal in the after pictures?  Yeah, you sure do!  Lookin’ good, Marissa!

Now we can look at her pictures from the side.  Oh boy!

Just like with Steve, we can immediately notice how Marissa’s ears are coming back over her shoulders and how her head is more on top of her body than in front of it.  Hooray!  We notice her shoulders are less rounded forward, allowing her shoulder blades to rest flat against her back.  There’s an easily visible smaller curve in Marissa’s low back, making her taller and more upright in general.  And we can see the same changes we saw in Steve’s legs, where they are more relaxed and balanced looking after 5 session, making them look less ropey than before.

Pretty thrilling, don’t you think?  And for those of you who are always asking me, “yeah, but does it last?”  These ‘after’ pictures were taken two weeks after Marissa’s last session.  Still pretty dramatic in my book.  So what do you think?  I’d love to hear your feedback, when you get a chance.