Introduction: Gravity profoundly influences us every moment of our existence. Yet, like air, we almost forget it exists. Our bodies are designed to be in a state of equilibrium with gravity for proper functioning.
Dr. Ida Rolf recognized the importance of gravity over fifty years ago. As I have traveled around the world, I have attempted to personally experience every form of therapeutic intervention. I have been fortunate enough to have been Rolf ed by the highly skilled hands of Jim Boyce. Jim is an Advanced Certified Rolfer with an in-depth knowledge of this valuable approach. I asked Jim to share Ida Roles philosophies and the insights gained from his vast experience.
-John F. Barnes, PT
"One individual may experience his losing fight with gravity as a sharp pain in the back another as the unflattering contour of his body, another as constant fatigue, and yet another as an unrelenting threatening environment. Those over forty may call it old age, yet all these signals may be pointing to a single problem so prominent in their own structures and the structures of others, that it has been ignored; they are off balance. They are all at war with gravity".
Dr. Ida P. Rolf