About Rolfing®

“We are looking for a way to evoke human potential… to establish greater physical and mental vitality.”

Dr. Ida P. Rolf, PH.D., Founder, Rolfing® Structural Integration


Facts about Rolfing® Structural Integration

  • Over 1 million people have benefited from Rolfing®
  • Client demographics are equal between genders and range through all ages.
  • Certifications:  Rolfer™, Advanced Rolfer™ and Rolf Movement Practitioner™.
  • There are 10 Certified Rolfers™ in The Netherlands, 479 in Europe and 1,659 in 35 countries around the world (1Q2011).


What are the qualifications of a Certified Rolfer™?

Every Rolfer™ has participated in over 1000 hours of basic training and supervised clinical work. Moreover, to maintain their certification, Rolfers™ must continuously update their knowledge through Continuing Education credits earned by further studies in Rolfing®, Osteopathy, Homeopathy, Craniosacral or Visceral Manipulation.

Rolfing® training includes: anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology; Rolfing® theory and structural analysis; soft tissue manipulation, spinal mechanics, joint mobilization methods and functional movement work; individual research and written essays; and, extensive supervised clinical sessions.

Your Rolfer™ is a graduate of the European Rolfing® Association e.V. Since it’s founding, ERA has provided training, certification and continuing education in affiliation with The Dr. Ida Rolf Institute™ founded by Dr. Ida P. Rolf in 1971. The depth and scope of training of the Rolfing® Certification Program, ensures that Certified Rolfers™ have the knowledge, sensitivity and skills necessary to respond to the needs of each individual client.