Jeremiah Evers, certified Rolfer explains how Rolfing can help to diminish the effects of aging.
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My name is Jeremiah Evers, I'm a Certified Rolfer. So there are various ways that Rolfing can effect the body. In particular as the body begins to get older it goes through a natural biological aging process. Some of the characteristics you see in this at least partially are elderly people. When they are -- say getting towards the end of their life you start to see they round forward through the shoulder, their head starts to jut forward. Earlier in life you see the beginnings of these things happening, people sit at computers or we sit down a lot. Earlier in our lives we developed these four postural habits that overtime they take their toll on us and what you are seeing in these what we called kyphotic types where there is a rounding through the shoulders and then through the spine is a person and their body has basically lost the war with gravity. So another thing we feel as the body is getting older as we get on in years since we start to loose range of motion or we loose a few steps in particular you are seeing this a lot in our culture, because baby boomers were living longer and we want to stay active for longer periods of time. These adhesions restrictions life long patterns of holding intention keep us from doing what we use. Now so of that's natural and we have to come to terms with that, we are not always going to be able to perform at the levels that we are used to. One of the things that Rolfing is good at is it keeps us operating at our most optimal. And that's what Rolfing is great as it is getting in there and unlocking these adhesions in the fascia and restoring at least a fuller more optimal range of motion. So movement is required to keep us healthy and active for longer periods of time. So that's where Rolfing comes in. We actually create the movement and the energy required that some people aren't able to find on their own anymore.
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