I grew up on a small horse farm in southern New Jersey. My father was a Rolfer™ and that is how I was introduced to this wonderful method of healing. I have a degree from Rutgers University in Exercise Science and Applied Kinesiology. After graduating from Rutgers, I explored the possibility of working in a more traditional field of health care. I soon discovered how different the philosophy and experience was from that which I grew up with. In our modern world, health care technology is absolutely incredible and can do wonderful things and help extraordinary amounts of people, but there are holes in our current health care system and I believe Rolfing® is one way to fill them.
Rolfing® is based around a philosophy that our bodies are organized around a central vertical axis. Everyday, our bodies experience stress that can lead to chronic tension in the muscles and fascia, or acute injuries can pull us away from this central vertical line. I will work with my hands to manipulate contractual holding patterns in the body’s fascia system to help the body reach more vertical space. Even a small shift towards a more vertical structure can lead to a reduction/eliminating of chronic pain, allow increased mobility in joints, and provide the body more energy.