Greg Heffron – Bellingham WA, USA
In Craig’s expert hands, the body is like a fine instrument being tuned to perfect pitch and balance. He probes and finds the dissonant chords, releases hidden tension and restores harmony. Craig has developed a unique and precious skill: his hands can read your body and coax it back to a state of balance. They can seek out deep seated tensions and imbalances and correct them. It’s like being taken apart and reassembled again with all the kinks removed.
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Helen, Author and Teacher – Halifax, Canada
In the first session, Craig took time to explain the uniqueness of rolfing and the benefits I should expect. He was extremely confident that rolfing would do wonders for me. The session began with shoulder/pectoralis work. Being a muscular guy I really liked the “deepness” of the work. Too many massage therapist I had seen in the past would not to deep tissue (I mean deep deep). However, this felt still different from deep muscle work I have had done (like ART or myofascial release).
After about 20 min of work on my left shoulder girdle, Craig asked me to stand and just take it all in. Upon standing I felt like my left shoulder was floating upwards almost as if gravity was no longer pulling it down. It made me immediately aware of how much tension the rest of my body was feeling. Especially the right shoulder. The before and after was amazing. I believe I said right there and then I was signing up for the full 10 sessions in the series.
We proceeded to do weekly sessions or bi-weekly sessions depending on the times. I remember that at hockey the next day after a session that my body moved more freely. I did however have not have the same fine motor control. That took a few days to catch up. The work Craig did allowed for so much more “input” from the nervous system that it would take a bit of time for the body to learn/process this new input. Fellow hockey players even asked what I was doing different as they could see the difference in my play. My girlfriend said my torso looked more elongated as well.
The constant pain I had in my shoulders was considerably less and my 3-4x/yr back pain/spasms went away for over 16 months. I have continued to see Craig since ’99 and will continue to see him as long as he practices. I have been to 3 other rolfers with limited success. Craig is excellent at what he does. If I won the lottery, in addition to my yoga instructor and my pilates instructor, Craig would be included in my first 3 purchases lol.
As a chiropractor, I have also included some of his techniques a bit into the myofascial work I provide for my patients. I believe going through the full 10 sessions is vital. And since then we do work depending on my condition. I usually play hockey almost 200x/yr and get many injuries. Craig has helped me through many of them.
Sincerely and with much appreciation and thanks,