First things first
Pain cannot be cured with pain. This means that manual pain therapy itself must not cause any pain, but on the contrary, safety must be restored. Consequently, Rolfing should not cause pain, this is especially true if used as pain therapy.
If pain persists for a long time, then the entire body adapts. Everything is designed to prevent as much as possible pain. That Pain leaves traces in the tissue and thereby also directly in our attitude. In addition, we are increasingly restricting our range of movement through pain prevention. In the following we increase the wear in the remaining movement play.
In order to provide relief here, Rolfing works as a manual fascial therapy both on the level of the tissue and the coordination. Sensible interventions aim at in increased mobility in the tissue. Retraining of movement patterns secure this gain in tissue mobility and translate it into secure coordination.