The human body is a mysterious organism of unbelievable complexity—55% water, 30% protein, and 26% Nancy Drew novels. Today's Groupon extends two helping hands to the enigmatic entity that is you. For $49, you get one Rolf Method of Structural Integration session at Waves Spa (a $125 value). Though most easily compared to massage, the Rolf Method works on the fascia instead of the muscles to realign your body and make the space you occupy fit like a custom-made cocoon. Located on the Florida International University campus, Waves Spa is closed on Sundays.
Founded by Dr. Ida Rolf, the Rolf Method of Structural Integration, or Rolfing, works the web of winding connective tissues (fascia) that envelope the body's organs, muscles, and inner-doodads. When stress, injury, and gravity yank the body out of alignment, the fascia, too, is disrupted, resulting in stiffness and loss of energy within the body that usually only comes from sitting through an awful poetry reading. Rolfing ditches the hitches in the body's giddyup through a systematic application of pressure on the body that lengthens and realigns the fascia.
Rolfees may see myriad benefits from Marino's 90-minute treatment, including easier breathing, better posture, more energy, and more flexibility. Rolfing has more than 1,550 certified practitioners worldwide, including Wave Spa's David Marino. Marino's past clients include professional athletes from the NFL and NBA, trained dancers, marathon runners, and Iron Man participants.
The Miami Herald recently profiled Waves Spa and the Rolfing treatment. There are no user reviews for Rolfing, but seven Citysearchers award Waves Spa a perfect five stars, citing the outstanding customer service:
- Marino, 32, is one of only a few certified rolfing practitioners in the area. The method, also known as structural integration, aligns and strengthens the body by repositioning the connective tissue. Sometimes, he gets "psychic hits'' as he works on clients. "Dave is a very interesting man. He can pick up on subtle details. I learned things about myself I didn't know, things that maybe were repressed,'' said Jason Barger, a Coral Gables Fire Rescue officer. – Sue Arrowsmith, Miami Herald
- Great services!...You really do get star quality treatment. Once you're inside, you feel like a celebrity, Their services are wonderful and personnel is very friendly. – gperez2989, Citysearch
- My experiences have been fantastic each and every time I've stopped in. Next I want to try the Rolfing treatment which I've heard from friends has given them tremendous relief. – JustGinaMia, Citysearch
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