Rolfing is it better than Massage - Dr. Oz Answers Questions on Oprah TV show

Rolfing is it better than Massage - Dr. Oz Answers Questions on Oprah TV show

Rolfing: Reestablishing the Natural Alignment and Structural Integration of the Human Body for Vitality and Well-Being - Ida P. Rolf

[Best Syndication] [Best Syndication] Dr. Oz visited the Oprah Winfrey Show yesterday to answer our most personal medical questions. Dr. Oz is a co-author with Michael F. Roizen of the top selling series of books about health including, "You: On A Diet: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management",and, "YOU: The Owner's Manual: An Insider's Guide to the Body that Will Make You Healthier and Younger." Since there was such a great amount of information, I will have a series of articles talking about what Dr. Oz explained on the show yesterday. Dr. Oz talked about different forms of alternative medicine and answered some basic questions as well.

The first thing that Dr. Oz talked about was Rolfing, which is a deep tissue massage. The question asked was if Rolfing is better than massage. Will the benefits last longer than a traditional massage?

Dr. Oz had a certified Rolfer on the show perform a sample of a Rolfing session with Dr. Oz as the participant. He didn’t get naked all the way, but he took off his shirt. The audience I think was hoping for a visit from the Chippendales, but they oohed him instead. Oprah joked about his hairy chest and said that he had enough hair on his chest that he could braid it. Needless to say, Dr. Oz had a lot of courage to show off his chest on Oprah.

What was good about seeing the Rolfer massage on the skin and not just through a shirt, was you could get an idea how the massage techniques worked.

Dr. Oz said that Rolfing works on stretching out the joints and releases them, giving a person a feeling of having a load off your back. The Rolfer said that one massage technique on the back would help to retrain his body afterwards to stand tall.

Dr. Oz said that there are benefits from massage that are on a biological level. He said that massage stimulates the lymphatic system and will release toxins from the body. Also your body will release the oxytocin hormone, which gives you the well being or love and cuddles feelings.

Rolfing is considered to be more of a movement education, than it is considered to be a massage. Rolfing differentiates itself from a deep tissue massage because it is also interested in realigning the energy in the body and at the same time to find a balance in gravity for the body. So while it sure looks like a deep tissue massage, and they are separating tissues, Rolfing looks to retrain the body.

How come it is called Rolfing? Rolfing was developed by Ida P. Rolf (1896-1979) who believed that there was a link between mental stress and physical ailments. Rolf felt that chiropractor only aligned the back, there was more that was necessary in alignment to properly fix the bodies affects caused by gravity and mental stress.

By Best Syndication Staff

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