Relief from chronic pain and an improved golf swing...
I am one of the millions of Americans who lived (note the past tense) with lower back pain that began in my mid-twenties. I spent thousands of dollars on physical therapy, chiropractic, massage. I exercised, strengthened my core muscles, did everything I was told, with varying, but inevitably disappointing results. I pretty much had resigned myself to living with the pain. I loved to play golf, but just to get through a round, I was taking six to eight doses of Advil. I heard about Robin and Rolfing from a friend, and figured I’d give it a try. My expectations were pretty modest, given everything else I’d tried. That was a little over a year ago. I’ll start with day to day functioning. Within 3 months, I was virtually pain-free. I still took an Advil or two to play golf, but after another month or so, I didn’t need to. Now, what I didn’t expect were the “side effects” of Rolfing. My posture improved, I was told it would. My range of motion improved to where movement unrelated to my back that I thought I would never perform again, became possible. My golf swing became more fluid, which improved my tempo. My balance improved. I’m able to finish my swing facing the target. What a concept! Rolfing is powerful stuff, and Robin is a premier practitioner. We are so lucky to have her in Carson City!
Hazel Bowen, Carson City, NV
Returning balance as nature intended...
I would highly recommend Robin & her approach to Rolfing. In a quest to nurture my body & mind, I came acrossed Rolfing. From the moment I contacted Robin, she answered all of my questions honestly and with great knowledge. Then I met her - wow - immediately she made me feel at ease and comfortable. She explained everything and checked in on me regularly during the sessions to make sure I was feeling ok with everything. Now, the Rolfing experience - hard to come up with words to describe it. I will try. First, there is an overall awareness of how my body is supposed to be, as nature intended - instead of just going through the motions and knowing no other way. I have always struggled with my posture and can now honestly say I feel taller and more erect in my stance. There is also a greater sense of balance in my body as a whole. I feel fortunate to not have any major health problems or pain complaints. However, I did have some neck, shoulder and back pain, probably from years of carrying my body the wrong way and stress. That pain is now gone. I look forward to my sessions with Robin and always leave feeling rejuvenated and relaxed. There has never been one moment of discomfort or hurt in any way - I think it feels good and am sad to see my 10 series with Robin end. If you are on a path of wellness and putting more importance on your total wellbeing (body, mind, & spirit), Rolfing with Robin is an essential piece, in my opinion.
Sarah Brown, Carson City, NV
Over the years I had compartmentalized my body and then narrowed my focus to those parts that were painful - I no longer had a real sense of my whole self. As I went through the Rolfing sessions with Robin, she helped me re-establish the "connectivity" I had let slip away. I have a renewed sense of wholeness and, as I move with consciousness, a certain grace and agility have returned. I feel connected to myself and to the life around me. I'm thankful for that.
K.B., Carson City, NV