Many of us have one body part we think of as our “problem”; stiff neck, aching lower back, chronically tight shoulders, etc.

That symptom, like a piece in a jigsaw puzzle, is part of a larger pattern, and lasting relief can only occur if the whole pattern changes. In the ten basic sessions of a Rolfing® series, we work through the body systematically.


Each series is tailored to the individual, but there are many common goals: realigning the legs for better support, de-rotating the pelvis, and decreasing tension in the back and neck. Strain accumulated through injury, habit, and emotional holding is addressed, even in such commonly ignored areas as hands and face.


The Rolfer’s touch ranges from surface to deep, depending on what layer of fascial restriction is being worked on.

(Fascia is a fibrous connective tissue found throughout our structures, encasing and penetrating muscles. External and internal stresses cause the fibers to thicken and form adhesions. Having constricted fascia is like wearing a pair of too-tight jeans.) I work very slowly; sometimes you will feel a stretching sensation similar to what you experience during yoga, as I correct vectors in your body that have been pulled out of line through the stresses of life.


There is often an immediate feeling of relief as long-held tension is released. At the end of the session, the Rolfer™ will help you find a straighter posture in sitting and standing, so you can consciously make use of your body’s increased movement potential. Other movement issues can be addressed, according to the client’s needs. Rolfing® results include increased flexibility, improved movement skills, decreased tension, balanced posture, and diminished pain. Release of emotion, either in the moment or in the aftermath of a session, is also commonly reported.

Common reasons for GETTING ROLFED:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • Poor posture
  • Repetitive stress syndrome
  • Injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lack of flexibility
  • TMJ
  • Feeling “out of touch” with body
  • Constricted breathing patterns
  • Improve Sports Performance

Covid -19 precautions

  • Clients and practitioner wear masks.
  • Please wash your hands upon arrival, and do not arrive earlier than 10 minutes before your session.
  • Social distancing in waiting room.
  • Your temperature will be taken before entering treatment room.
  • Surfaces are santized before and after each session.
  • If you have body aches, fever, sore throat or loss of taste and smell, please cancel your session. There will be no cancellation charge for that!


People of all ages and walks of life. Even young children may have structural problems that can be helped through Rolfing®. Though many people think Rolfing® is designed for athletes and dancers, and this technique is certainly useful for them, a large proportion of my clientele suffers mainly from too many hours at a computer.

A sampling of before and after pictures of Beth Franzese’s Rolfing® clients

Rolfing NYC
Rolfing NYC