Rolfing® Structural Integration
The Rolfer™ attempts to improve the entire organism’s relationship with gravity and aims to bring a body that is out of balance into alignment. Rolfing methods thus help you to live in harmony, peace with yourself and your surroundings.More about Rolfing
Myofascial Release is a manual form of therapy used in different bodywork practices to reduce back, neck, shoulder pain, headaches, and TMJ problems. As in Rolfing®, we also approach the fascia tissue. As a result of injuries, overuse, lack of exercise, and reduced blood flow, the soft tissues lose their elasticity and stick together. The main focus is on these regions and treated in a targeted and differentiated manner with fascia grip techniques to restore mobility between the individual muscles, tendons, nerves, and organs. Rolfing and Myofascial Release, what's the difference? You find out here.
Therapeutic massage is a general term that describes any massage modality that helps relieve pain, reduce stress, and work on a specific problem. Adapted to the client's needs, I use and combine the following massage techniques and methods: Myofascial release, Foot reflexology, Deep tissue massage, Lymphatic drainage and Dorn Therapy. Read more.
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Certified Rolfer™|Massage Therapist|Pilates Trainer
Guiding my clients individually through their processes and helping them achieve well-being and balance is my overriding aim.
I was born in 1976 in Zurich, Switzerland. I worked as a successful Rolfer™ and Massage Therapist in Zurich and Zug before moving to Japan in 2020 primarily due to family reasons. Rolfing® creates space within one’s own body, creating lightness, enhancing body awareness and physical, mental, spiritual well-being. In our overly intellectual and husting world, this is undoubtedly an advantage. It could also open a new path in your life, as I experienced myself after going through the Rolfing 10 session.
I was initially enjoying my career as an employee at a renowned company before health-related themes have become an ever-increasing focus for me, and I became more interested in practicing meditation, yoga, and qigong.
In 2010 I took the bold step of a new professional direction, choosing to begin full-time training as a massage therapist and studying further courses in manual and training therapies. When I experienced Rolfing on myself, I knew Rolfing® Structural Integration is the ingenious method for supporting my clients in the future. After several years of valuable professional experience as a masseur in an interdisciplinary team, I have fulfilled my heart's desire and went through an additional intensive period of study to become a certified Rolfer™. Working as a Rolfer™ is something I find very fulfilling for the senses. Throughout, I was fortunate to meet many clients who had appreciated my work and had given me confidence. It was a big surprise to them when I explained that I would be moving to Japan in 2020. Though this is also an excellent chance for me, I believe it's another progress and challenges in my life to be fulfilled.
If you are interested in experiencing Rolfing, then I would invite you to an initial session, after which you can decide, based on your gut instinct, whether or not you wish to continue with the process. I look forward to meeting you.
Rolf Oberholzer, Certified Rolfer™
2019 The Many aspects of the rips with Theresa Brungardt
2018 Fascial & Membrane Technique: cranium-TMJ-neck, Dr. Phil HP Peter Schwind, Munich group
2016 Myofascial Release, German Association for Myofascial Release
2015 Matrix-Rhythmus-Therapie, MaRhyThe – System Gröbenzell Germany
2014 Meridians & Dorn-Method, Aarau
2013 Thai-Yoga-Massage, 240 training hours, Sunshine Massage School, Chian Mai, Thailand
2013 Manual therapy - Kaltenborn/Evjenth, extremities, Association for manual therapie (Gamt), Zurich
2018 – 2019 Komplementär Therapeut mit Branchenzertifikat OdA KT
2017 – 2018 Rolfing Structural integration, ERA, Munich
2015 – 2016 Pilates Trainer (PilatesCare)
2014 – 2015 Reha Care, SAFS Zurich
2014 – 2015 Fitness instructor, BSA Munich
2010 – 2012 Full-time training Massage therapist
2003 – 2005 Business school, HSO Oerlikon
1992 – 1997 Education as an Electrician
« Personally, Rolfing felt like deliberate learning on my body. With simple, experimental exercises and clear instructions from Rolf, I was able to identify some critical points where I should look at and become more careful. »
« Rolf and Rolfing were a real revelation and very welcome treatment. I had posture problems forever and tried everything but all to no avail. By the time I found Rolf, everything had changed in just one session. I started to stand and sit straighter and felt more comfortable in my body. After finishing the whole program, I decided to keep it ongoing. Now that Rolf left for Japan, I miss his Rolfing sessions. »
« One year ago, I did the ten basic Rolfing sessions. The treatment gave me moments when I experienced my body anew, an inner connection from head to toe. Today I stand on my feet more easily, I breathe more effortlessly, feel more energy, and Rolfing also helped my hip problems. »
« As a lifetime athlete, my body is my best friend but also my worst enemy. Taking good care of yourself is the key to success. Rolfing, I found, is one of the best approaches to balance your body fatigue. After a Rolfing session, your body goes into a state of perfect balance. You feel light on your feet, and you stand straight easily; breathing in and out feels more natural; all the pain is gone. All this results in a much quicker and better recovery and allows you to push further and harder in your workout sessions. »
« I feel more vital since the treatment and notice how my lousy posture has improved. A clear proof of this is the free neck and back; the pain when bending over is gone. I can only recommend Rolfing Therapy, especially Rolf as a very professional therapist. »
« I used to get terrible migraines quite often after childbirth. Through the 10 sessions with Rolf, the pain gradually becomes less frequent and less severe. However, the bigger gain for me is now to know my own body better, what to be careful in daily life, and what to do whenever the pain becomes unavoidable. Therefore I no longer need to worry when I will come down with pain. »
Ekoda 2 chome, Aoba-ku, Yokohama-shi
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OPEN: September 2021
Isa 3 chome, Ginowan-shi
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Monday through Friday 10 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 10 am - 5:30 pm