Muscles, like holiday lights, can easily get in knots but garner lots of attention when displayed at parties. Put a twinkle in their eye with this Groupon.
$59 for a 90-Minute Rolfing Session ($125 Value)
Though, like massage, it involves the manipulation of soft tissue, Rolfing focuses on fascia—the protective layer of connective tissue running over the entire body—to restore proper alignment, reduce pain, and encourage effortless movement. Certified Rolfing specialist Jenna Syverson also incorporates the Erchonia low-level cold laser into her work, which helps calm inflammation and energize the body at the cellular level. Some soreness, similar to what you might feel after a workout, is normal for a day or two after the session. Syverson recommends no heavy lifting or overly physical activity during this time to aid the healing process.
Jenna Syverson Certified Rolfer
At 16, Jenna Syverson could barely lift a glass of water. Her hopes for a collegiate swimming career were also dimming, all because of a shoulder injury that caused intense pain. Her physical therapist, chiropractor, and massage therapist were all flummoxed, but after one session of Rolfing, she was back in the pool with no pain. She continued treatment, swam through her degree in exercise science at the University of New Mexico, and wasted no time enrolling at the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration just two weeks after graduation.
Today, she helps others shuffle off pain with Rolfing, a massage modality that focuses on restoring alignment. During first sessions, she assesses each clients’ past and present health, as well as their goals. Patients perform simple balance tests that involve standing, sitting, and dancing the charleston on a treadmill so she can observes patterns of movement that reveal inner misalignments. This guides her bodywork, which focuses on manipulating the fascia to ease nerve inflammation, free restricted tissues, and encourage unimpeded movement.