Taking Charge of Your Health

Rolfing is exceptionally helpful with someone
who’s had a unilateral or a bilateral mastectomy. Due to the way rolfing structural integration
opens up the chest so that the scar tissue is reduced, breathing is easier, and the main
thing that is always reported back is, “I can take a full breath.” And they didn’t realize
how much breath they’ve lost because of the surgery and subsequent surgery. If a woman has had a unilateraly mastectomy
where one breast is removed and they have a large breast on the other side, they can
develop scoleosis. Sometimes it’s in tandem with radiation which can make the bones more
brittle and it makes muscle tissue more brittle. But it’s mostly the scar tissue and having
one side, that a person just in essence becomes lopsided and it will start to distort the
back. So the benefits that a woman receives after having breast surgery and receiving
rolfing structural integration would be that they have a better sense of lift, of wholeness,
a better sense of uprightness, better ease of breathing, we can help restore balance
in the body, left to right side, ease of the function of the arm. A main concern is always
frozen shoulder and rolfing can help open that up and help to restore function after
frozen shoulder and less scar tissue. It helps reduce scar tissue. It restores some tone,
it opens up the fascial system so that things can glide instead of being glued.

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