Dr Ida Rolf

This week would have been Dr Ida Rolf’s birthday! She was born on May 19, 1896. She is the creator of Rolfing Structural Integration which she started formulating in the 1930s and her work is now carried forward by the Dr Ida Rolf Institute in Boulder, Co. She recognized that fascia wasn’t a tissue you just cut away and discard but a very important part of how we experience our world. Her innovation and recognition that fascia is an important element of the wellbeing of the body being able to move through gravity with ease and is the shoulders that every practitioner recognizing the important of fascia stands on. She was ahead of her time and especially a woman ahead of her time. She was a scientist in a time when women weren’t often given the chance to be in that field. She got her PhD in biochemistry in 1920. I am grateful to her every day because she paved the way for me and others like me to be able to help others live more embodied lives!❤️

Photo from the Archives at the @dr.idarolfinstitute