Top 10 Best ROLFing Practitioners in SF Bay Area for 2020

We know finding a ROLFing Practitioner in the San Francisco Bay Area can be difficult, so we put together this detailed list of the best of the best so you can make your decision wisely.  Each ROLF Practitioner offers various types of services that will help clients relieve muscle pain, rehabilitate sports injuries, reduce stress, increase relaxation, lessen the feeling of anxiety and depression, and aid in overall general wellness. This list of amazing ROLFing centers is ever-changing and expanding, so please check back often. If you find another location that should be listed here – or one that should be removed – please let us know!

1. MedicinEvolution

       6400 Village Pkwy Suite 101 Dublin, CA 94568

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About: MedicinEvolution believes that your body is a metaphor and guide that speaks to you in a language that is constantly reminding you about your relationship with it, and to the people and world around you. This deeper understanding provides you a powerful mechanism for self-healing and developing more wholesome relationships with others.

Structural Integration was introduced to Chris Corrales who founded MedicinEvolution. A hip injury, symptoms of a sprained knee, constant low back pain, neck pain, and his asthma have all been dramatically changed after only a few sessions. Structural Integration outcomes were radically different from other bodywork styles that he had encountered, and this time the improvements were measurable and permanent. This life-altering experience became his focus and passion.

Services/Amenities: Free 15-minute phone consultation, you can start with 1-3 sessions but if you wish to continue you can avail the 4-10 massage sessions

Who is a Perfect Patient: people who are experiencing from back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, and knee pain, who had experienced car and motorcycle accidents, repetitive stress injury, chronic poor posture and scoliosis, sprains and strains, poor posture, headaches, sports injuries, chronic pain, post-surgery recovery, and those who have scars

2. Natural Alignment Rolfing & Bodywork

        4224 California St, Ste 105, San Francisco, CA 94118

        

About: Natural Alignment Rolfing & Bodywork prioritize their client’s needs and offer the benefits that’s good for them. They deeply care about helping you achieve your goals about your well-being.

Services/Amenities: free 30-minute phone Consultation, they offer a 60-minute session but if you want, they also have a series of 10 sessions.

Who is a Perfect Patient: Anyone who wants to relieve chronic pain and improve their posture

 

3. Govinda Bader Rolfing

        3974 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94114

 

About: Govinda Bader Rolfing offers a custom-tailored service that is unique to the client’s needs. Govinda earned a rolfing Certification form The Rolf Institute in Boulder, Colorado. He’s very interested to unlock his postural pattern and heal his body. He’s been learning yoga, dance, anatomy and movement, biomechanics, postural patterning and emotional and spiritual growth work.

Services/Amenities: Uses The Barefoot Method. They offer a free 20-minute consultation. Each session is done for 55 minutes. They also offer videoconference sessions using Zoom.

Who is a Perfect Patient: If you feel neck pain, knots on your back, then you can get his service. Also, if you are someone who wants to improve your posture, scoliosis, and asymmetries, then you can visit him.

 

4. Marty Morales

         870 Market St, Ste 557, San Francisco, CA 94102

 

About: Marty Morales has been a long time massage instructor and in the business since 2003. He is a certified Rolfer and Rolf Movement Practitioner who teaches at San Francisco School of Massage in San Francisco, in the US and globally. He is known as the author of “Mastering Body Mechanics”. He is also a consultant for spas across California. He is an eager learner and wants to improve himself.

Services/Amenities: Rolfing, Deep Tissue, Sports Therapy, Rolf Movement Education, offers a free 15-minute phone consultation, ten 60 minute sessions of Morales Method® SI / Movement Education

Who is a Perfect Patient: Athletes and non-athletes who experience low back, neck pain and chronic pain issues.

5. Steve Kraft Structural Integration

        1600 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123

 

About: Steve has been in the industry since 1994. He studied in the Guild for Structural Integration in Boulder, Colorado in 1992. Peter Melchor, known as one of the best instructors recommended by Dr. Ida P. Rolf to continue her work, has studied with Steve. He has also been continuing education after completing his Advanced Training in 2002 and has been helping Peter in Basic Trainings(2004). He’s been practicing Structural Integration for many years. 

Imagine how it would feel to have a fluid, light, balanced body, free of pain, stiffness, and chronic stress, at ease with itself and the earth’s gravitational field. Structural Integration, often referred to as rolfing, achieves just that by aligning and balancing the human body through a hands-on process of lengthening and reorganizing the fascia (the connective tissue that surrounds the muscles, determining the shape and structure of the entire body). This process often relieves chronic pain and produces a body that is taller and more upright, with greater flexibility and ease of movement, and increased energy. 

Services/Amenities: Offers 75 minutes per session. Their work starts with a series of  10 sessions. It depends on each individual’s changes whether they will continue or stop the sessions. 

Who is a Perfect Patient: People who have been experiencing chronic pain in different areas of their body. Office workers, athletes or even housewives. Anyone can be their patient from a few days old to many years old.

 

6. San Francisco Rolfing @ BodyMind Sciences 

        1600 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123

 

About: Jai Haissman CR SEP is the owner of BodyMind Sciences. He has been practicing and teaching in this industry for more than 25 years about the latest neuroscience based interventions targeting casual roots of symptoms.  He is a Certified Rolfer and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner who has an approach that solves the symptoms from inside out. He has methods that will help clients to get, and stay better than before. He produces from many training for years teaching bodywork and SE, working as a tech executive, long yoga practice, a lover of nature and the ordinary miracle of healing.

Services/Amenities: Get to the cause with neuroscience based, state of the art methods. Elite body oriented therapies include: Rolfing Structural Integration™ Rolfing Movement Somatic Experiencing Embodied leadership coaching Trauma resolution

Who is a Perfect Patient: Some of his clients have trauma and body pains. If you are looking an expert in Somatic Training, then you can benefit from his service.

7. Psoas Massage + Bodywork

        333 3rd St #205, San Francisco, CA 94107, United States

 

About: Psoas Massage + Bodywork has a group of trained and experienced people who are dedicated to giving the top quality of treatment. Psoas started in 2003 when they helped athletes and people in pain giving them the best bodywork from their team. Jennifer Lightstone is the owner and therapist who is very willing to help people be part of this process.

Services/Amenities: Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point, Active Release Techniques®, Neurokinetic Therapy®, Motor Control Therapy (MCT), Rolfing®, Craniosacral Therapy, Orthopedic Massage, Prenatal & Postnatal Massage, Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex®, The Feldenkrais Method®, Corporate Massage, Event Massage, Chiropractic

Who is a Perfect Patient: Elite athletes • Weekend warriors • Chronic pain sufferers • Repetitive strain victims • Acute injuries • Post-surgery patients • Musicians • Dancers • People of all ages • Pregnant women • Healthy people • Stressed-out workers • Massage connoisseurs • Massage newcomers

8. CityRolfer – Rolfing Practitioner

         220 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94104, United States

 

About: CityRolfer provides video and still frame analysis for clients’ understanding of every part of their body and changes while undergoing the rolfing process. Greg is a nurse and yoga teacher who has a sculptural background that is used to his rolfing practices. He is into each client learning their bodywork on a deep level and working within Ida Rolf’s system for human development. He always seeks to improve for the better.

Services/Amenities: They offer Rolfing for 3 sessions for a trial period. If you are in severe pain, then it can take from 3-5 sessions. If you wish to continue, you can have 5-10 sessions.

Who is a Perfect Patient: People of all ages and walks of life can benefit from Rolfing: the office worker, the shy child, theStr avid gardener, the athlete.

9. Lorenz Schweitzer

        Certified Advanced Rolfer at Perform Studios Practitioner

        3925 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States

 

About:  Lorenz had his Rolfing Certification in 2001 and Advanced Certification in Rolfing in 2008. He is more into Structural Integration by Rolfing. He keeps studying and exploring the specialization of integrative approaches to musculoskeletal function and structural balance. He has over 15 years of experience in diagnosing structural integration issues. He practices his knowledge on people who have conditions that are not solved by ordinary therapies. He was trained at the Rolf Institute in Boulder, Colorado. He’s also a Personal Trainer, Pilates and Yoga Instructor. He studied Psychology at the University of Santa Cruz.

Services/Amenities: Breath, Vitality & “Horizontalizing” the Pelvis, Feet and Support, Side Body, Side Line and Armor, Inside Line Legs and Self-Acceptance, Opening the Front, Rectus & Psoas Balance, Upper Chakras,  Back Line, Spinal Core, Transmission & Grounding Consciousness, The Intrinsic, Balanced, and Unmasked Upper Pole, Closing the Rolfing Series and Integration.

Who is a Perfect Patient: If you are someone who needs personal development, postural corrections, structural imbalances, and pain reduction, then you can try their service.

 

10. Rolfing Practice Of Bernhard Radle

            870 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States

 

About:  Lorenz had his Rolfing Certification in 2001 and Advanced Certification in Rolfing in 2008. He is more into Structural Integration by Rolfing. He keeps studying and exploring the specialization of integrative approaches to musculoskeletal function and structural balance. He has over 15 years of experience in diagnosing structural integration issues. He practices his knowledge on people who have conditions that are not solved by ordinary therapies. He was trained at the Rolf Institute in Boulder, Colorado. He’s also a Personal Trainer, Pilates and Yoga Instructor. He studied Psychology at the University of Santa Cruz.

Services/Amenities: Breath, Vitality & “Horizontalizing” the Pelvis, Feet and Support, Side Body, Side Line and Armor, Inside Line Legs and Self-Acceptance, Opening the Front, Rectus & Psoas Balance, Upper Chakras,  Back Line, Spinal Core, Transmission & Grounding Consciousness, The Intrinsic, Balanced, and Unmasked Upper Pole, Closing the Rolfing Series and Integration.

Who is a Perfect Patient: If you are someone who needs personal development, postural corrections, structural imbalances, and pain reduction, then you can try their service.

Are You Looking for a ROLFing Practitioner You Can Trust?

MedicinEvolution Bodywork Beyond Massage gives athletes and even desk professionals the answers to their pain problems. Sports massages help active people get faster recovery periods, gives them longer endurance, and overall better muscle performance due to the muscles not being too tight or overextended. Beyond Ergonomics helps athletes discover their imbalances and create change. MedicinEvolution’s purpose is to reduce pain and other symptoms that you haven’t had much luck dealing with on your own. MedicinEvolution Bodywork Beyond Massage is the trusted solution for many problems plaguing your body.  Make your appointment today!