Muscles, like the tails of sleeping cats or levers labeled “drain ocean,” were never meant to be pulled. Reverse the damage with today's Groupon: for $59, you get a 75-minute rolfing session at A Path to Healing in Scottsdale (a $120 value).
A Path to Healing's certified rolfer of structural integration, Sheri Lachance, helps ailing bodies regain flexibility through a holistic bodywork technique developed more than a half century ago. Rolfing sessions operate under the philosophy that the human body works more efficiently when several of its parts––such as the head, torso, and pelvis––are properly aligned with the earth's gravitational field. Through slow pressure and synchronized movement, Lachance realigns connective tissues displaced by injury, chronic pain, or bear hugs from Paul Bunyan, aiming to provide better support for muscles, bones, nerves, and organs. Rolfing sessions can potentially yield a number of positive health benefits, including alleviated pain, revitalized energy, and improved posture.