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Friday, October 08, 2021

I’m not really rolling-on-the-floor-laughing over Rolfing, a post-yoga therapy technique that’s catching on:

Rolfing is named after its creator, Ida Rolf, a biochemist from New York City who studied alternative methods of bodywork and healing beginning in the 1920s. She died in 1979 at the age of 82.

Dr. Rolf developed a theory that the body’s aches and pains arose from basic imbalances in posture and alignment, which were created and reinforced over time by gravity and learned responses among muscles and fascia — the sheath-like connective tissue that surrounds and binds muscles together. Rolfing developed as a way to “restructure” muscles and fascia.

But, in this age of rampant leet-speak, I just can’t read the word “rolf” and not have it register as ROFL. So much for taking this revived body-working at all seriously…

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 10/08/2021 10:08am
Category: Internet, Science, Society, Wordsmithing
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