clinical massage



What is the difference between Rolfing and massage and what should I come for?

Many types of massage aim at relaxation, while the more clinical modalities aim at relieving aches and pains through release of tension where it is needed for the individual client. Myofascial release techniques are sometimes employed in Clinical massage treatments if the therapist is trained in these. Myofascial release is very close to Rolfing because it employs the same manual techniques to work on the fascia, however it differs from Rolfing by not being structured into a 10 session process, but rather working with a more short term strategy to address a specific injury or discomfort.
Ea also offers clinical massage in which she mainly uses myofascial release techniques. If you don’t feel like commencing the 10 session Rolfing process you can still benefit from the myofascial release techniques used in Rolfing in clinical massage sessions.
If you are not sure whether to go for the 10 series Rolfing process or clinical massage sessions it is advisable to book a clinical massage so you can try what work on the fascia feels like and ask any questions you may have, before deciding to start the Rolfing process or continue with clinical massage.