Thursday, September 13, 2012

Rolfing Sessions 3, 4, & 5

My last three sessions focused on what is called the "center line."  This is the imaginary line from the skull to the ground.  I have come to think of it as a plumb line; if I drop a weight on a string from my head this line would be where my spine should be.  It is side to side and front to back.

Much of the work has been through deep muscle triggering/massage and at times becomes a bit painful.  Luckily, she backs off when I signal, usually through body signals before I think to say something! 

After my third session I found I no longer have to fight to stand up straighter.  This is a wonderful experience, allowing me to see the world from higher up and look in front of me as I walk, instead of at my feet so I won't trip and fall and inward to remind myself to continue pulling up, wagging tail, etc.

My fourth and fifth sessions continued from this, with focus more on the legs and hips, but continuing in the spinal areas.  It has been 3 days since my last session and I am still a bit sore, but in new ways (mostly where the pressure became too much and my EDS bruising tendencies kicked in).

I love how my body is changing!  I feel stronger, have more energy, am standing taller, and have not fallen in months.  I also have not experienced a full hip or shoulder dislocation since starting.  Subluxations still occur, but seem less severe.  I have not had this much success  from anything else I have tried, and am, yet again, looking forward to my next rolfing session.

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