This article is from the Alternative Medicine Therapies guide.
There are few controlled studies of Rolfing that compare it with other therapies or with no treatment at all. Proponents, however, firmly contend that Rolfing can increase mobility, ease breathing, relieve stress, increase energy, and generally improve a person's well-being.
Many patients find that Rolfing aids in easing chronic back, neck, shoulder, and joint pain, as well as in relieving repetitive stress injuries and headaches. Some advocates also report that Rolfing helps digestive problems and asthma.Because of its clear focus on muscular problems, the therapy is often included in sports medicine treatment programs.