Certified Rolfer, Rolfing® Movement Practitioner
Andrea is a certified Rolfer, Rolfing® Movement practitioner and Yoga instructor, as well as a certified massage therapist and doula. Her original rolfing certification was in Germany, with additional training in Brazil. Originally from New Zealand, Andrea spent many years in Saudi Arabia and Dubai as an Executive and Flight Attendant.
So what IS Rolfing? Rolfing® Structural Integration is a holistic bodywork discipline which, due to it’s consideration of the effects of gravity on the human body, is a unique form of fascia therapy. It’s main aim is to improve structure, posture, and movement. Rolfers™ do this through a system of soft tissue manipulation and movement education that organizes the whole body in gravity.
Although Rolfing® is considered a deep-tissue approach, it actually works with all layers of the body to ease strain & tension patterns in the entire system. A Rolfer™ will titrate their touch according to need. Research shows that Rolfing® creates more efficient muscle use, it allows the body to be more energy efficient, with more economical and refined patterns of movement. Rolfing® has also been shown to significantly reduce chronic stress, speed up injury recovery, improve spinal curvature and neurological functioning.