Before I start on this little piece, if you’ve never heard of the Rolfing 10-Series, then it is really not a myth to you, but I do invite you to learn more on it if you are curious. You can do so here.
Now, if you are somewhat familiar with the 10-Series and/or have at least taken a peak at the above link, another one of the most common concerns I receive from people is they think they need to do the entire 10-Series in order to receive any sort of benefit. The 10-Series is a large time & financial commitment. Although I see the greatest and most long term structural support, alignment with my clients who go through the series, it is also a strong value of mine to meet my clients wherever they are. I always check in with what are their goals and time & financial resources. In the end, some work is better than none.
Let’s say they come in with low back pain but can’t do the 10-Series, most likely — although everyone is different so I by no means have a prescribed way of working with people — I will have them come in for about 3 sessions; 2 sessions weekly, and then 2 weeks later for the 3rd. By then, we have been able to get them out of a fair bit of pain, hopefully a large amount, and can go more into a maintenance mode approach. Then they can come for monthly sessions, where they either have a specific intention or goal for the session or through the “structural assessment” — which I do every single session no matter how long I have been working with someone — and I decide where we will work on that particular day.
Another common question is what happens after the 10-Series? I don’t believe you go through the 10-Series and are “cured.” You live in your body 24 hours a day/7 days a week. The 10-Series creates an amazing structural base, but continual input is useful for keeping you feeling good and your body aligned. I personally am a fan of proactive care, being motivated by feeling good (or better and better) in your body versus simply trying to avoid and/or get out of pain.
And do not fret, coming to you soon is Rolfing Myth #4. If you would like to learn more about Rolfing, feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call at 720.236.4847. I have availability at CrossFit Sanitas on Mondays, you can see my upcoming schedule & book a session with me here.