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Atlanta Bodytherapy Center's certified Rolfing practitioner, Mike Waefler, targets fasciae—tissues surrounding bones and muscles—as he attempts to restore clients' posture and health. The Rolfing treatment begins with a consultation, in which Waefler observes the body's movement while standing, walking, and reacting to a loss in Scrabble. Over the course of the Rolfing session, Mike stretches the fasciae with his fingers or knuckles as clients perform breathing exercises or stretches while lying, sitting, or standing. Untangling the fasciae aims to relieve chronic pain, increase range of motion, and improve the effectiveness of karate chops in everyday situations. For sessions, clients should wear minimal clothing; a bathing suit or underwear is best.