Olivia Urig ~ originally from Charleston, SC. 

  • Personal story with Rolfing ~

My family found the therapy when I was in high school. I needed help with growing pains, scoliosis, turned in foot, and back pain. Did not realize how much it meant to my body until later when I was a college athlete with a quad strain that wouldn't go away for months. Spent an overkill of time on PT - ice/heat, stem/ultrasound foam rolling, strengthening/stretching, you name it! It would not go away! Finally, as a last ditch effort, I went to my Rolfer and was healed and ready for training the next day. I found out in that session that most strains are soft/connective tissue related. Low and behold, Rolfers work directly with fixing such tissue; among other things as well. 

Something about Rolfing always stuck with me but it wasn't till a few years after my undergrad that I went to go discover what that was. I had always known that it lasted on my body a long time but didn't realize it actually impacted my body's health over my lifetime and continues to do so. Now I can share the amazing transformative effects that I have experienced with Rolfing with you!

Wil McBride ~ from North Carolina.


  • Personal story with Rolfing ~

Five years ago my father suffered a traumatic work injury resulting in three major surgeries on his left arm. After surgery, he went through the entire rehab process, which totaled just over a year. Unfortunately, the traditional rehab process failed to get him back to the level that he was before surgery.

After trying every kind of modality one can imagine, with little or no lasting results, desperation and hope to find help was at an all-time high.

Eventually, I discovered a Structural Integration Practitioner and within a few sessions my Dad regained almost full range of motion back in his arm, but most importantly he was no longer suffering from pain either.

To this day, he still mentions how his arm has never bothered him since.

It was after this experience that I decided to abandon Physical Therapy school and attend The Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration.

Rolfing® has had a significant impact not only in my life, but I’ve also witnessed the impact it can have on the lives of others as well.