Rolfing® Structural Integration
The art of seeing fixations in the structure of the body and working to unravel them through touch and guided movement is the gift from Ida Rolf, the founder of Rolfing®, that Gary offers to his clients. Ida Rolf recognized the connective tissues as our body’s organ of structure; she dedicated her life to the study and practice of addressing physical ailments by restoring physical balance.
Rolfing® restores the connection of all the various parts of the body to the whole and restores the whole to a harmonious relationship with the gravitational force. Pain and dysfunction that are symptoms of imbalance are alleviated.
Gary Weidner has been assisting people in finding balance since 1977. He graduated from the Boulder School of Massage Therapy and began his career as a practitioner of Rolfing® Structural Integration when he completed the training for Rolfing Movement Integration at the Rolf Institute in 1981. He went on to complete the basic Rolfing training in 1988 and the advanced training in 1995.
Rolfing® Structural Integration is Gary’s life’s work. His shamanic tradition enhances his ability to see and work with an individual’s physical ailments by bringing a perspective unique to this work. He has a gentle yet powerful healing touch that enables his client to relax and trust the process of effective and long lasting body work. Read more...
Contact Gary for a more indepth conversation about Rolfing®, to receive a brochure and to schedule an appointment in Grand Junction, Mesa or Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
Visit the Rolfing® Structural Integration website at www.rolf.org.
Ida Rolf, founder of Rolfing Structural Integration from the 1940's-70’s
Some Endorsements of Rolfing®
Larry Dossey, M.D., best-selling author: "There is one major reason to take Rolfing® seriously: it works. Not only can it dramatically change people's bodies, it can transform their lives as well. Rolfing is powerful stuff."
Leon Fleisher, virtuoso concert pianist: "When a crippling hand injury ended his performing career, Peabody pianist, Leon Fleisher went down a different musical road. Thirty years later, he's turned up an unexpected corner (when he met Certified Advanced Rolfer, Tessy Brunghardt)...The (Rolfing) results were remarkable." John Hopkins magazine, 1995.
A 50-year-old scientist and medical consultant for healthcare manufacturers, Jim Wright, had planned to live with his shoulder, neck and back problems until his wife suggested Rolfing. The problems were allieviated and he sees his Rolfer once a year for a tune up.
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.”
Ancient Wisdom for the Modern World
Human beings through time have had the need for health, harmony and balance in their lives. The work of a shaman is rooted in the ancient healing ways, knowledge and wisdom within their tradition as a gift to help individuals and their communities find their way to the most natural state of awareness, that of connection to the natural world and the life-force, or spirit, in every living thing.