Does insurance cover Rolfing®?
I do not work with any insurance carriers, and Rolfing is generally not covered as an out-of-network service. However, you can often get reimbursed for Rolfing through your flexible spending account (FSA), if you have one. But check with your plan: Some FSA plans require that you have a note from a physician indicating that Rolfing is a medical necessity before they will consider reimbursement.
Does Rolfing hurt?
Rolfing is not the painful experience that you may have heard it to be. That reputation stems largely from Rolfing’s early years, but we have since developed more subtle ways of working with soft tissue while still effectively affecting structure.
Do I have to do a Ten Series?
For those who are not ready to commit to ten sessions, a three-series can be tailored to individual needs.
How frequently should I schedule?
How often you visit depends on your goals. Clients who want to resolve a specific issue, such as chronic shoulder pain, usually schedule weekly for the first 3 weeks, then move into a maintenance schedule of monthly visits until the issue is fully resolved. Those interested in a Rolfing Ten Series get the most benefit if they schedule sessions 2 to 4 weeks apart. Those seeking long-term maintenance of a chronic condition such as fibromyalgia or multiple sclerosis often book every 1 to 2 weeks.
What should I wear?
Wear something that allows you to move comfortably and that gives me good access to your back and hips. Men usually wear running shorts. Women usually wear a bra and underpants or shorts. Draping is optional with Rolfing since clients remain lightly clothed. While some Rolfing clients like a sheet or blanket for privacy or warmth, others find that it slows the session or inhibits their ability to move on the table. Just let me know your preference.
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