Rolfing is an original and scientifically validated system of body restructuring and movement education. It releases the body's segments from life long patterns of tension and bracing and permits gravity to realign them. Using the pressure of hands and elbows, Rolfers address these patterns through a series of ten sessions, re-balancing the whole body and relieving chronic pain, stress, and injury.

One individual may experience his losing fight with gravity as a sharp pain in the back, another as the unflattering contour of their body, another as a constant fatigue, and yet another as an unrelenting threatening environment. Those over forty may call it old age; yet all these signals may be pointing to a single problem so prominent in their own structures and structures of others that it has been ignored: they are off balance; they are at war with gravity.
— Ida P. Rolf, Ph. D.