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Frequently asked questions

  • Who is Rolfing for?
    Rolfing is aimed at anyone who wants to improve posture, coordination and vitality and get rid of tension. Good results are achieved with chronic problems with the musculoskeletal system as well as postural problems following an accident or psychological trauma. Rolfing is also particularly suitable for people who depend on the functionality of their body – craftsmen, athletes, artists and singers benefit from increased freedom of movement and performance, heightened body awareness and increased vocal volume.
  • What does Rolfing help with?
    Rolfing optimizes: – Acute and chronic pain in the musculoskeletal system: joints, muscles, tendons – Headaches, migraines & jaw tension – Complaints after surgery – Posture – Mobility – Coordination & balance – Sports performance – Function of the digestive tract – Vitality – Breathing – Voice volume – Self-esteem – Stress – Rehabilitation period – Risk of injury – Movement restrictions – Menstrual cramps – Osteoarthritis – Scar tissue The following conditions respond well to Rolfing: neck and shoulder tension, back pain, whiplash, sciatica, headaches/migraines due to tension, tendinitis, tennis elbow, craniomandibular dysfunction, carpal tunnel syndrome, and many others.
  • How does Rolfing work?
    The Rolfer uses his fingers, knuckles, fist and forearm to work on the deep layers of muscle fascia, ligaments, tendons and membranes. Tightening, stretching and moving these tissues restructures the musculoskeletal system, relieves tension pain. As a result, the body finds to a more natural, effortless posture with increased freedom of movement and improved body awareness. The results of the manual inputs are consolidated through targeted movement training and activation of self-awareness.
  • How does Rolfing feel?
    First results are often noticeable after the first session, but the process of change usually extends well beyond the last treatment appointment. The changes are usually permanent, but individual follow-up treatments every few months consolidate the results.
  • How many sessions does it take?
    A first Rolfing series usually consists of 10 to 13 sessions of 60 to 70 minutes each, one to three weeks apart. Before treatment begins, the Rolfer discusses the individual treatment goals with the client, notes posture and checks movement patterns. Sessions one to seven focus on a different region of the body. In the following sessions, the Rolfer works to integrate the body into a symmetrical whole.
  • When can the first results be expected?
    First results are often noticeable after the first session, but the process of change usually extends well beyond the last treatment appointment. The changes are usually permanent, but individual follow-up treatments every few months consolidate the results.
  • How sustainable are the results?
    Rolfing offers good opportunities for lasting changes. Of course, long-term success depends on the respective initial situation. Age, general condition and condition of the body structure play a decisive role. The willingness to change and the willingness to actively participate in the process also have a positive influence on the results.
  • Does the health insurance company cover the costs?
    Rolfing is a recognized method of complementary medicine. Complementary insurance usually covers a large part of the costs. Be sure to contact your health insurance provider before your first treatment. My sessions are recognized by almost all health insurance companies. I am EMR- and ASCA-certified, organizations to which most health insurance companies are affiliated. The insurers EGK, Visana, sana24 and vivacare also cover my services.
  • How much does a Rolfing treatment cost?
    A treatment lasting 60 to 70 minutes costs 170 CHF. If you are unable to attend, a cancellation period of 24 hours applies. Late cancellations or no-shows will be charged against the total amount.
  • When can the first results be expected?
    First results are often noticeable after the first session, but the process of change usually extends well beyond the last treatment appointment. The changes are usually permanent, but individual follow-up treatments every few months consolidate the results.

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