Testimonials and Media
"I think Rolfing® can be a great way to get more in touch with your body and change long-standing problems of bad posture and chronic pain (like back pain). It can also release repressed emotions as well as dissipate habitual muscle tension"
-Andrew Weil, M.D. ,leading proponents of integrative medicine
"When pianist Leon Fleisher lost the use of his right hand in 1965, he began a decades-long struggle to find a cure for his mysterious ailment while reshaping his career to accommodate his loss...In the late seventies and early eighties, Fleisher dove headfirst into the prospect of recovering his right hand, with a series of unsuccessful therapies that included biofeedback, acupuncture, and surgery; he fully succeeded by the late nineties, with an unusual therapy system called "Rolfing®"
-New York Times
- Leon Fleisher 〜 story about Rolfing®
The Academy Awards has nominated a documentary film, "Two Hands"about concert pianist Leon Fleisher. The film speaks about Fleisher's experience with Rolfing(R) structural integration and Advanced Rolfing Instructor, Tessy Brungardt.
Rolfing® on Media
Rolfing® was featured on Oprah with Dr. Oz, on April 26th! 2007 !! A viewer posed a question about why the effects of massage therapy do not last for more than 24 hours on tension spots like the shoulders and neck. Dr. Oz, Oprah and Jonathan Martine, Certified Advanced Rolfer discussed the long lasting benefits Rolfing®.
Michelle Kwan, 2002 U.S. Olympic figure skater, 98 Olympic Silver Medallist
Elvis Stojko, 2002 Canadian Olympic figure skater, 98 Olympic Silver
Medallist says, "Rolfing helped me to find my center of balance for
Wendy Wagner, 2002 U.S. Olympic Nordic Ski team
Iginia Boccalandro, 2002 and '98 Venezuelan Olympic luge team and Certified Rolfer
Ben Hindle, 2002 Canadian Olympic bobsleigh team
John Bauer, 2002, '98 & '92 U.S. Olympic Nordic Ski team, 8x National
Sarah Will, five times U.S. Paralympic Gold Medal Skier, credits her gold medal to Rolfing. She says, "Rolfing increased my performance time 100%."
Isabelle Brasseur & Lloyd Eisler, 2x Canadian Olympic bronze medal pairs figure skaters
Brian Orser, Olympic Silver Medallist and World Champion figure skater
Sharon Sander, ranked no.2 on the U.S. Pentathlon team
Lance Deal, 2000 U.S. Olympic hammer thrower, 96 Olympic Silver Medal
Erin Aldrich, 2000 U.S .Olympic high jumper and 2x All-American
Joe Greene, 1996 U.S. Olympic Bronze Medal winner of the long jump, now training to win the Olympic gold medal, says "Rolfing has made a huge difference."
Kristen Ulmer, former World Champion Extreme skier
John Egan, world renowned Extreme skier
Mickey Egan, Rumanian Olympic Skier
Grant Ernhardt, a U.S. Biathlon team member, 2002 Olympic hopeful
Phil Jackson, Los Angeles Lakers coach says, "I'm the kind of person that likes to physically challenge myself. I think (Rolfing) is a valuable resource...for keeping myself together."
Charles Barkley, former basketball star
Chris Carter, ex-Minnesota Viking football star
Qadry Ismail, Baltimore Ravens football star
The Phoenix Suns basketball team has players work with a Rolfer
Mario Lemieux, hockey legend
Bob Tewksbury, ex-pitcher for the Minnesota Twins
Ivan Lendl, former tennis champion
Craig Swan, former N.Y. Mets pitcher, and Certified Rolfer, whose career ended from a sports injury. "Bodywork can extend athletic careers," says Swan. "I truly believe if I had received Rolfing in the early part of my career, I would still be pitching today."
Bret Saberhagen, former Kansas City Royals Pitcher
Tom Seaver, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher
Jeff Linder, competitive cyclist
Fritz Perls, psychotherapist, originator of Gestalt therapy
Maria Benitez, Flamenco Dancer
Steve Turre, jazz trombonist （URL with his sounds）
Joan Miro, modern artist
Georgia O Keefe, artist
Willie Nelson, songwriter
"My wife recommended (Rolfing) highly", says
Willie Nelson, "...The first of ten sessions fixed (my back pain),"
the New York Times, on Feb. 23, 1995.
Levar Burton, actor
Courtney Love, actress/singer
Denis Leary, actor/comedian
Diane Ladd, actress
Sean Young, who has starred in the movies "Bladerunner", "No Way Out", "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective", "Wall Street", "Fatal Instinct", "Once Upon a Crime", and a few dozen others receives Rolfing"(R)" from Certified Rolfer Bob Brill.
Sam Keen, best-selling writer, is a former Psychology Today editor and
co-producer of award winning PBS documentary "Faces Of The Enemy"
Mary Elizabeth Mastontonio, Broadway/movie actress
※Exreact from The Rolf Institute®