Los Angeles Rolfer: Session Three
okay. This is my third Rolfing session with Al. He said that this is the last of the superficial sessions, though he did explain that the first three sessions were working on the superficial muscle fascia to be honest every session I go feels different in the fact that my body is being worked on in specific areas however the feeling every time is the same so I’m curious if you have ever received Rolfing if you ever experience difference between the first three sessions and the other seven.
Anyway the third Rolfing session covers pretty much the top of the body in a Rolfing terms they call it the lateral line from the upper arm to the thigh bone. We did a lot of work this time with me lying on the sides of my body.
Individuality is another aspect which I think is really unique to Rolfing versus any other body work. Every session is focused with the end goal in mind and even with the 10 sessions giving a nice template of progression every Rolfing session is really unique towards individual.
I know when I see a chiropractor or a massage therapist the techniques might be different from chiropractor to another chiropractor or from massage therapist to massage therapists, but once you visit the same one it’s usually the same stuff every time.
This logically make sense if you ever seen anybody at a job he’s used to doing the same thing over and over again people usually don’t question whether it’s right or wrong because they just assume that that’s how it’s supposed to be whether you’re being served food at McDonald’s or you’re seeing a reputable healthcare practitioner; people get caught up in what’s familiar to them and keeping to a routine.
My experience with Rolfing in Los Angeles has been that the actual work forces do rolfer to adjust on a session by session minute by minute movement by movement basis.
This is sessions focused was creating a lot of space and different trading the rib cage from the shoulder girdle. We also worked on having the pelvis kind of stacked up on the shoulder girdle. This session was the least noticeable in terms of pain and tension.
When I mentioned this to my rolfer and said hey this doesn’t hurt as much as our last session when you’re working on my feet and Muscles you can go harder if you like. He simply smiled a small granite said I’m doing as much that’s necessary everyone feels tension differently in their body. He went on to say that feeling pain in doing actual movements and in the body structure aren’t always related. Meaning even though I might have felt as much tension this session, does not mean that the work was any less effective.
I thought this was important to keep in mind because I always associated the harder it massage felt more get out of it and I’m sure this is true on some levels but again it really depends on the specific body in person.
There was one particular movement that made my ribs feel your way more open. For those that know me and unfortunately live close to me know that I am an aspiring singer who unfortunately was not to last with a head start in this department so I practice relentlessly everyday. One of my issues with singing is the breath control since this session I have been able to hold notes out it longer and not depend on tension in my neck and jaw to release a sound.
Now to be fair this could also be a result of my hard-earned practicing and diligence however I’m sure this session kind of encourage it in the right direction.
Okay while in session for we begin supposedly non-superficial areas whatever that means and it always I’ll report back