This article is from the Alternative Medicine Therapies guide.
The Rolf Institute of Structural Integration oversees the certification of Rolfers, although there are practitioners who do Rolfing without certification. The basic training and certification program for Rolfers takes a minimum of one and up to two years, with additional training available for those interested in advanced certification.
If Rolfing is performed by a practitioner who is also a physical therapist or chiropractor, or if your primary-care physician recommends Rolfing, some HMOs may provide coverage. Call your insurance company about its policy.