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Rolfing: Pain Has Met Its Natural Match

Rolfing, also known as structural integration, is a holistic therapy option that focuses on the tissue in the body called fascia—connective body tissue capable of holding muscle memory. Rolfing follows a 10-step process called the “10 series,” which addresses body alignment from different vantage points.

Named for its creator, Ida Rolf, this unique and innovative therapy helps to align the body in gravity, allowing for better posture and ease of movement. Rolfing is especially effective for treating debilitating conditions, such as lower back pain, neck pain and scoliosis in children and adults, even if one is contemplating surgery or recovering from a procedure. It is also effective for repetitive stress injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow.   

Anne Marie Cockrell is a certified and advanced Rolfer who also practices CranioSacral Therapy and leads conscious dance classes. “People seek Rolfing often after trying many options, including surgery, for pain. I often work with people that have thought there to be no other natural solutions for body pain. The answer is often in the fascia. Scar tissue can be a part of this, and I am trained in some very specialized work with scar tissue. Rolfing has a reputation for being painful; however, I am well-trained and work in ways that mitigate pain. I even work with babies, children and the very elderly,” says Cockrell. 

For more information about the benefits of Rolfing, contact Anne Marie Cockrell at 803-771-6661 or Also visit

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