Advanced Rolf Method in San Francisco by Randall Saulsbury

Get rid of Chronic Pain and its associated dysfunction with The Rolf Method of Structural Integration!

Rolfing Structural IntegrationMost of us assume that high amounts of stress and the accompanying physical pain that can result are a normal part of the everyday life and work experience. In an attempt to deal with it, we work out, take pain killers and try massage only to find that the pain and stress return continually in precisely the same spots.

Normally the places where we experience pain and stress are only part of an entire strain pattern which can run throughout the body in the same way a snag runs through a sweater. Unless the entire pattern is addressed and the body is brought into balance, the problem can't really be resolved. It will inevitably return no matter what type of treatment is tried.

Rolfing Structural IntegrationStructural Integration has been in existence for about seventy years and is also referred to as "The Rolf Method" after its founder, Dr. Ida P. Rolf, a biochemist.

Dr. Rolf based her work on some very basic principles, the key one being that all structures, including the human body, appear in gravity and when it isn't aligned properly gravity will pull the body down.

It's this downward drag of gravity on a body that's misaligned that is responsible for much of the pain and misery many of us experience and seem unable to rectify. Much of the stress and disfigurement we witness as we age is also a result of the same problem and that it can be changed.

A typical example of this kind of structural problem would be the person whose pelvis tips forward causing the abdominal contents to spill forward in an unflattering protrusion of the belly.

This problem is rarely limited to the pelvis alone but often begins in the feet with the weight being shifted too far to the inside or outside. Strain is then transmitted through the legs and into the pelvis which results in its forward tilt. Above you'll often see a collapsing chest with rounding shoulders and a head that is thrust forward. The owner of this body would probably complain of frequent neck, shoulder and lower back pain. And these same structural problems might be responsible for chronic fatigue and susceptibility to injury.

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perspective, unless the entire problem is addressed from head to toe and the body returned to balance, the pain and distress will continue necessitating ongoing treatment.

The Rolf Method process works with these problems in a systematic ten session series developed by Dr. Rolf. Each session lasts approximately one to one and one-half hours and builds on the work of the previous session. Within this format the Rolfer is able to follow and release the strain patterns throughout the entire body.

These strain patterns occur in a type of connective tissue known as fascia. This tissue surrounds, separates and connects all components of the body and gives it its unique shape and form. Fascia responds to trauma, stress and injury by shortening, thickening and hardening to support the traumatized areas, thereby pulling the body out of appropriate alignment.

Each bump, bang, fall, accident and injury we've ever experienced has molded and shaped us by means of the fascia and its plasticity. It doesn't matter whether the stress is of an emotional or physical nature, the body responds. The end result is a body which becomes a living history of all our life experiences.

Dr. Rolf's work utilizes the plasticity of this fascial tissue to literally sculpt the body into alignment, allowing it to move into a position of balance and ease. "The resulting new alignment is of a more permanent nature because the entire body and the relationships within it have been shifted. The energy once exerted to remain upright and to deal with pain and stress is now freed to be used in more creative ways.

It's sometimes only when the tension is released through the Rolf Method that a person recognizes just how much pain and stress has been present in their lives. It can be the freedom from the difficulty that makes us more aware.

Research conducted at UCLA showed that Structural Integration created more efficient use of the muscles, allowing the body to conserve energy and enhancing more refined patterns of movement. Another study at the University of Maryland demonstrated that Structural Integration significantly reduced chronic stress. Also in this particular study Structural Integration was shown to have reduced the excessive spinal curvature known as lordosis and to improve neurological functioning.

The benefits of

The Rolf Method of Structural Integration

are many, including alleviation of chronic pain, a fine-tuned edge in athletic performance, greatly reduced stress both in personal and professional life, grace and ease of movement, enhanced self confidence and relief of pain.

~To some the "Rolf Method" brings to mind a painful process. Please understand that a skilled, mindful, and sensitive practitioner can achieve all the benefits with minimal discomfort which allows for a stress free experience.

Each of our sessions can be performed utilizing the benefits of the Amethyst Biomat, which is an FDA approved medical device that has as its foundation the discovery made by Erwin Neher and Bert Sakmann, both Physiologists from Germany, who won the Nobel Prize in 1991 for their discovery concerning "the function of single ion channels in cells.

Here are a few of the benefits of the Biomat:
  • Relieves pain and joint stiffness
  • Reduces stress and fatigue
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Speeds the healing and recovery process
  • Induces a deep state of relaxation
  • Detoxifies the body
~For more information on Amethyst Biomat please call the number below or

~Communication is vital: trust essential! I endeavor to maintain and develop the highest level of both, always!

~My goal is to be your health and wellness facilitator and trusted bodywork adviser. Perhaps we will be lucky enough to call each other friend….

Here's to your health!

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The Rolf Method of Structural Integration - Advanced Payment

  • 5 sessions = $700 (save $50)
  • 10 sessions = $1350.00 (save $150)

Pay Per Session

  • $120.00 per 60 minute session
  • $150.00 per 90 minutes session

Payment can be made using Visa, Master card, check or cash

~cancellation fee equal to the fee per session will be applied to all missed appointments without a 12 hour notice~

Randall Saulsbury is a Certified Advanced Practitioner of the Rolf Method of Structural Integration. Currently Practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Amethyst Biomat distributor

Contact Me for Your Free Consultation or to Schedule an Appointment: 808-250-4523

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"Randall's work creates an impact on the body and psyche. In the physical sense, there are adjustments to the experience of living that can be noticed in perpetuity. Changes were made that are observable, bring ease to both exercise and rest, and open the body to a natural state of comfort, balance, and strength. On the psyche, the effects are not only, but certainly, reductions in persistent attitudes both about the body and about life in general. Although they are subtle, the ongoing feeling of elimination of stress yields a new attitude defies mere verbal description. Overall, I would recommend this work to anyone for an enhanced quality of life."

Thank you, Randall - Dan Dismukes, Maui Hawaii

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