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TrP Locations (Anterior)
TrP Locations (Posterior)
TrP Referrals (Anterior)
TrP Referrals (Posterior)
Different Types of NMT
Laws of Neuromuscular Therapy

Rules for NMT
Strain Counterstrain (Tender Points)
TrP's (Types)
TrP Belief
Common Stress Points
Graded Muscle Strength
Major Tender Points
Non-Muscular Pain Patterns
Pain Chart (1)
Pain Chart (2)
Pain Cycle
Pain Questions
Pain Scales
Possible Problems
Resisted Motions
Soft Tissue Texture Guide

Quotes by Dr. Rolf
"This is what Rolfers are doing: we are lifting a body up. We're getting the uppermost pole of the body lifted up. Sometimes you wonder what the relation is, the connection that makes one man a rigid stalk and another man flexible and lifted. It all sound so much alike: I will lift up my head; I am lifting toward the Lord; I am lifting toward the mountain. All religious thinking has tended to understand that there was a lifting up in terms of growth in the spiritual realm. I hate to use that word -spiritual- because I know I don't know what it means. Nevertheless, I call it to your attention. Lifting up has been recognized down through the years as something that has to do with behavioral patterns - behavior in a deeper sense than just psychological behavior."
-Ida P. Rolf PhD

"The law and the prophets (I being both of them) say that in Rolfing® you start at the periphery. You start at the outside of the body and you start more or less at the ends of the body. In the first hour, the fact is that a Rolfer is working only superficially, but this is not what the client's body tells him. It's telling him that we're working down to his soul. We're not: we're working on the superficial fascia. The reason for his feeling of depth is that the superficial fascia gets reflexes from everything that's gone wrong inside his body. So if there is something that's wrong in the stomach, there will also be something strained in the overlying superficial fascia. As the structure of the superficial fascia is changed, both the structure and the function of the deeper-lying organ will be influenced. "
-Ida P. Rolf PhD

"Rolfers make a life study of relating bodies and their fields to the earth and its gravity field, and we so organize the body that the gravity field can reinforce the body's energy field. This is our primary concept. This is the gospel of Rolfing®: When the body gets working appropriately, the force of gravity can flow through. Then, spontaneously, the body heals itself. As people come to Rolfers with their aches and their pains, we can see where their bodies are literally offering blocks to the gravitational forces. The gravitational force is immense and their resistance isn't much good except to close the body down, compress it. Sometimes the block has been put into the physical picture by a physical trauma. This block is in the actual structure, in the flesh of the body. Then there is the kind of block that is basically emotional. "
-Ida P. Rolf PhD

"Fascia is the organ of posture. Nobody ever says this; all the talk is about muscles. Yet this is a very important concept, and because this is so important, we as Rolfers must understand both the anatomy and physiology, but especially the anatomy of fascia. The body is a web of fascia. A spiderweb is in a plane. This web is in a sphere. We can trace the lines of that web to get an understanding of how what we see in a body works. For example, why, when we work with the superficial fascia does this change the tone of the fascia as a whole?"
-Ida P. Rolf PhD

"The message of Gurdjieff, and Ouspensky who followed him, was that it didn't matter what you did ad much as how you did it. Many years ago, in a Sunday supplement, I saw a picture of the Olympic races. Among the first four contestants in this picture, the thing that was so outstanding was that the man who won was operating in form and all of the others were operating out of desperation that they had to get there. The front runner was perfectly quiet and easy and could have carried on a conversation all the time he was running. This is form."
-Ida P. Rolf PhD

"There is one first rule of Rolfing®. If at first you don't succeed, get the hell out! It is somewhere else. There is no use just taking hammer and tongs and trying to pull it apart. The whole trick of Rolfing® is going around and around and around and not barging through. Get the system sufficiently resilient so that it is able to change, and it will change. You have to avoid forcing at all costs"
-Ida P. Rolf PhD

God didn't come down and tell me; I had to find it out through many years of experience. The work came first; the inspiration came later.
Ida Rolf

"When the Body Gets Working Appropriately, the Force of Gravity Can Flow Through. Then, Spontaneously, the Body Heals Itself."
Ida Rolf

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