Massage Therapist, Reflexology & Reiki
Rolfing® Structural Integration: was developed by American biochemist Ida Rolf in the 1950’s.
It is a form of bodywork that works through the connective tissue (fascia) of the body from feet to head in relation to gravity within a frame of 10 sessions.
Rolfing can help improve function, create better postural and movement patterns, increase body awareness and relieve aches and pains from years of unhelpful habits and body use and can help with the following problems, though this list is by no means exhaustive:
Back pain, headaches, neck pain, sciatica, frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis/golfers elbow, TMJ (tempero mandibular joint dysfunction), RSI (repetitive strain injury), lack of mobility, hip pain, scoliosis, issues resulting from hypermobility, stiffness, post operative stiffness and pain, scar tissue problems, knee pain, plantar fasciitis and other foot problems, trauma to the body, (such as a past road traffic accident) and proprioceptive issues. Research shows Rolfing can also be helpful for people with cerebal palsy and fibromyalgia.
Rolfing can initiate a process of change within a person’s life as well as affect a deep change emotionally. It is increasingly being used by athletes to optimise their performance as well as by professional dancers, actors and those practicing yoga. However it is suitable for anybody wanting to be free of pain, or just looking to increase flexibility or function.
About Sibyl Darrington
I am a Certified Rolfer® practising in both London and Whitstable, Kent and one of the first of 12 students to graduate from the British Academy of Rolfing Structural Integration in London. I have been a practising bodyworker for the past 13 years; bodywork is my passion.
My desire to be a Certified Rolfer was ignited when attending a lecture over a decade ago. What I heard then made perfect sense to me - and still does. Rolfing is a very rewarding way to work with someone. It is not a passive experience, which makes it quite different from the other forms of bodywork I practice - it is a process. The ten sessions is a journey that a person chooses to make either to learn about themselves and their body, improve their posture or range of movement, be rid of discomfort or just ‘feel better’. It is a privilege for me to be part of their journey.
In addition to my Rolfing Certification, I hold a BTEC 6 in Clinical and Sports Massage (includes a dissertation on Joint Hypermobility Syndrome) and a Diploma Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector, which has given me the chance to teach Sports Massage and Anatomy and Physiology.
I am constantly learning from those around me and aim to be the best I can be for the people I treat. I have been in the process of study of one subject or more for the last 25 years. The wealth of information and training that still awaits from within the Rolfing community will hopefully satisfy my passion for and fascination with understanding the many ways the body and mind can heal itself.
For further information about Rolfing in Kent visit www.kentrolfing.com