First popular in the 1970s, Rolfing is a trend again. Created by Ida Pauline Rolf, a biochemist from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, Rolfing isn't your typical massage.
According to the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration (RISI), the therapy is described as a way to manipulate or restructure your fascia-the connective tissue around muscles. So rather than simply loosening tight muscles through strategic rubbing, Rolfing works to remedy the body's pains by restructuring tissues that have become misaligned from environmental factors, such as gravity, labor, and posture.

How Rolfing Works

You may think that this nuanced form of massage is just a variation on Swedish Massage and Deep Tissue Massage, but if Rolfing resembles any form of therapy available today, it would be that of your chiropractor.