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We have TWO Certified Rolfers and TWO massage therapists, so we are sure to have the right fit for your needs. Whether you want to improve your posture, get out of pain, improve in a sport, or just de-stress, we can help you SEVEN days a week! The goal of Rolfing is to balance and organize all of the soft tissues of the body in movement and gravity.

The side effect of doing this is that people notice more efficiency in their bodies. Pain is the body's way of telling you that something is wrong, much like the lights on the dashboard of a car. So if you have headaches. In medicine, the expression "When you hear hoofbeats, look for horses not zebras" means that we shouldn't start with an assumption that the patient is suffering from.
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read more › We have TWO Certified Rolfers and TWO massage therapists, so we are sure to have the right fit for your needs. Whether you want to improve your posture, get out of pain, improve in a sport, or just de-stress, we can help you SEVEN days a week! If you don't bring them with you filled out, you can always fill them out at the office, but your practitioner would need to know in advance to schedule enough time. Your treatment time will not be effected. If you have specific questions, please feel free to contact us anytime - info at BodyBalancePortland dot com or 503-345-7660.

read more › One of the things that separates Rolfing from other types of bodywork is the detailed assessment process we do before, during, and after each session. Therefore it is CRITICAL to wear undergarments that you are comfortable wearing and walking in (in the privacy of the room with just us). Undergarments are worn DURING the ENTIRE session. Breasts need to be covered in a standard, back clasping bra. Sportsbras and t-back bras block the spine and other structures we must see and treat during the session.

read more › Jenny is delighted to add cold laser treatments to her sessions, or for stand-alone laser treatments! Additionally, for cold laser to reduce unwanted subcutaneous fat, check out www. Please do your own research to determine if cold laser is of interest to you. If you have questions, Jenny is happy to answer them. There are many research articles at PubMed as well. LLLT (low level light therapy), also called cold laser therapy or photobiomodulation therapy, is a type of phototherapy designed to repair tissue, reduce pain and inflammation, target fat and provide other benefits for patients in both medical and veterinary treatments.

read more › Rolfing is not massage. Let's just start there. This is not meant as a slam to massage, far from it. In fact, I've been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 1989, and only became a Certified Rolfer in 2001. This is why it's important to me to clarify that they are not the same. They have different training, different goals, and different ways of achieving them. Basically, Rolfing is the original brand of Structural Integration developed by Dr. Ida Rolf in the 1960s and 1970s. Rolfing is designed to help correct postural and structural imbalances in movement and gravity, through a specific and time-tested method of bodywork.

read more › Scheduling - We will schedule the ENTIRE Series before we start so that we are sure we are both available to complete it within the optimal time frame. Body Image Concerns - Although this has come up for women more than men, this does happen for both. From Hollywood to Madison Avenue, our society has trained us that we are all supposed to look a certain way. Please know that humans don't look like the images we see portrayed in Film or print. I will not be judging you and I don't care about fat, muscle tone, stretch marks, odd shapes, scars, mastectomies, skin problems, hair, etc.

read more › Larry Dossey, M.D., best-selling author: There is one major reason to take Rolfing seriously: it works. Not only can it dramatically change people's bodies, it can transform their lives as well. Rolfing is powerful stuff. Jim Montgomery, MD, an orthopedic surgeon in Dallas, Texas, often refers his clients to Rolfing. I send a variety of my clients to a Certified Advanced Rolfer, Nicholas French. People with shoulder and elbow problems, with scar tissue resulting from injury or surgery, chronic hamstring problems, low back and cervical spine problems.

read more › A: Massage therapy spans a wide variety of therapeutic approaches, working to improve an individual's health and well-being through the hands-on manipulation of muscles and other soft tissues of the body. A: Physically, massage therapy is designed to stretch and loosen muscles, improve blood flow and the movement of lymph throughout the body, facilitate the removal of metabolic wastes resulting from exercise or inactivity, and increase the flow of oxygen and nutrients to cells and tissue. In addition, massage stimulates the release of endorphins - the body's natural painkiller - into the brain and nervous system.

read more › After you have received a massage, it will up to you to do some things that will help your body process the treatment. Drink LOTS of water. I suggest about 1/2 - 1 gallon daily in general. But that's based on your climate, body weight, and activity level. Post massage it's good to drink at least a 1/2 gallon over the first 24 hours to flush out the toxins that the massage has set free from your tissue. Soak in a hot epsom salt bath. You can find this at any drug store or grocery store, usually in a 1/2 gallon milk-like carton.

read more › Myofascial Release is a very effective hands-on technique that provides sustained pressure into myofascial restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. The theory of Myofascial Release requires an understanding of the fascial system (or connective tissue). The fascia is a specialized system of the body that has an appearance similar to a spider's web or a sweater. Fascia is very densely woven, covering and interpenetrating every muscle, bone, nerve, artery and vein as well as all of our internal organs including the heart, lungs, brain and spinal cord.

read more › My touch always feels like "the Rolfing touch" even if we are not engaged in the Rolfing Series. The Rolfing Series or Post-Series Rolfing is always the same price, regardless of the amount of time spent (though it's usually 75-90 minutes). The time indicated for each session refers to the amount of time spent on the table and does not include intake or other time. I can bill for auto insurance immediately, providing you have a prescription from your physician. I bill $50.00 for each 15 minute unit, which is the standard rate set by the industry in the State of Oregon.

read more › TIME OF SERVICE - Rolfing fees are session based, not time based (unless used for injury rehab via insurance). Typically a session is between 75-90 minutes, but it will vary. Jenny is the only person trained and experienced in cupping, guasha, the administration of Correct Toes, and application of Kinesio Tex Tape. Rates apply to cash, check, and debit card payments only. Insurance fees are based strictly on the local fee schedule for manual therapy and/or massage therapy and they change as the fee scheduled changes (which we can discuss).

read more › We can bill for auto insurance and worker's compensation insurance, and they ALWAYS require a prescription. SOME health insurance also requires a prescription, but not all. Currently Jenny is In-Network with Cigna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and United Healthcare. We can also provide you with a receipt so that you can be reimbursed by your Flex plan or HSA (if you have one), and you will likely need a prescription for your plan to reimburse you. We bill between $45.00 and $75.00 for each 15 minute unit (which are the standard rates set by the industry in the State of Oregon), depending on the treatment utilized.

read more › I began my life as a bodyworker in 1988 when I attended massage school while completing my BA in Psychology. As my practice developed and expanded over the years, I found that my preference was for deep tissue massage which helped people recover from pain (chronic or acute). That love led me to become a Certified Rolfer, which I did in 2001, and then a Certified Advanced Rolfer in 2017. I have recently add cold laser to my practice and have found it to be a wonderful adjunct to the work I already do.

read more › I believe that every person possesses an inner wisdom regarding their body's needs. It is my practice to trust that intuition and work within that framework. I do this by combining my expertise and experience with your inherent understanding of your own body in a way that will serve you the most. We work together as a team to help you get the most out of your body, so we will discuss your goals to develop a plan of treatment that works best for you. Over the years I have combined my training and experience in a way that maximize results for each client on my table.

read more › I have been a Licensed massage Therapist since 1989 and a Certified Rolfer since 2001. I have also trained in Myofascial Release and Neuromuscular Therapy, as well as many other massage modalities over the years. I focus on deep tissue massage and bodywork that helps people quickly heal from acute and chronic pain and injury. I call my unique blend of Rolfing, Myofascial Release, and Neuromuscular Therapy "medical massage." I am also trained in the application of Kinesiotape, a medical and athletic taping system that helps the body recover from pain, injury, and bruising, while also supporting the muscles and stabilizing joints.

read more › While not an actual massage modality, Jenny is trained and certified in the application of Kinesio-Tex Tape, and frequently uses it with both Rolfing and massage to enhance the treatments. Kinesio Taping is the definitive rehabilitative taping method within the international medical community. With over 35 years of experience, Kinesio is the only elastic therapeutic tape that you can trust with your health. Taping over and around muscles in order to assist and give support or to prevent over-contraction.

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