Named after the renowned biochemist Dr. Ida P. Rolf, Structural Integration (commonly know as the Rolf Method) is a technology that offers a person of any age the ability
to start fresh and reclaim their inherent vitality.
Dr. Ida P Rolf
Rolf was born in 1896 in New York City. In 1920 she received her Ph.D. in
biochemistry from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia
University. Despite the resistance she faced as a woman in the field of
science, she furthered her knowledge of the body through research in organic
chemistry at the Rockefeller Institute.
Throughout the 1930's Dr. Rolf used her
knowledge and experience to seek answers to the health concerns of her loved
ones. Unwilling to accept the limitations of medicine at the time, Dr. Rolf
embraced a wide range of approaches including osteopathy, chiropractic medicine
and disciplines of the mind including yoga. Bringing together such a rich
variety of perspectives, Dr. Rolf finally developed Structural Integration. Dr.
Rolf dedicated the rest of her life to teaching and passing on the technique
that was to later take her name. Structural Integration became and remains
recognized worldwide as "Rolfing".