How It Works:
What the Research Says:
There’s not a lot out there. One 1988 study from the Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association suggests that Rolfing stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which could in turn speed the recovery of damaged tissue.
What an Athlete Says:
Kristen Ulmer, an extreme skiier known for her daring cliff jumps, was desperate to find relief from her chronic knee pain. So after her most recent surgery, she rested her knee and signed up for 10 treatments with Boccalandro. By the time she’d been Rolfed from head to toe, she was pain-free for the first time in years and is back on the slopes.
“Complications are very rare,” says Adriane Fugh-Berman, M.D., chair of the National Women’s Health Network. However, “it is not indicated for acute injury. ” Lisa Callahan, M.D., medical director of the Women’s Sports Medicine Center at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City says: “If you have an inflammatory condition, Rolfing can make it worse. ”
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