We recently asked around about Rolfing.
The responses? Not pretty.
Some asked, a goofy sixties-era cultish phenomenon? One reporter thought it was a bodily function. (Specifically: “Isn’t that what happens after you drink too much?”) The rest scratched their heads.
Okay, so it’s been out of vogue for a while. And, yes, that’s an unfortunate name. But Rolfing is back — in a big way. And it rocks. Wimps be warned: It’s one of the deepest, most intense massage-like experiences you’ll ever have. The hard-core process involves serious stretching and redirecting of your interconnective tissue. The upside? Rolfing can help with everything from serious injuries to annoying stress. And it feels damn good.
And when done by Rolfer Danielle Schreiber, you’re a lot less likely to mind the roughness. The Zen-like 29-year-old Brown University alum practices in a quaint studio in Santa Monica. The bitty fountain in the corner put will put you right at ease.
Give it a try. It can’t be worse than what you were thinking.
Danielle Schreiber, 506 Santa Monica Boulevard, suite 226, at Fifth Street (310-281-7815).