|1403 5th Street|
|Tom Richards Advanced Rolfer|
|Accepts cash, check, credit card , and paypal|
Tom Richards is a local Advanced Rolfer. He was certified by the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration in Boulder, CO (the sole certifying agency in the U.S.). Governed by a Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, Certified Rolfers have extensive training in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and therapeutic relationship. He has previous experience as a physical therapy aide, Martial Arts Instructor, and a massage therapist. Has a B.S. in Kinesiology from San Francisco State University. Tom attends continuing education classes on a regular basis in order to keep refining his hands on and intervention skills.
"I have always been drawn to athletic skill and movement. For the past 16 years this passion has been in the Martial Arts (Wingchun and Escrima) as a student and an instructor. Some time ago, I injured my hip and decided to seek treatment with Rolfing®. That was how I met Advanced Rolfer Art Riggs. After my successful rehabilitation, I was so impressed with the results that I decided to study Rolfing myself. I continue to be amazed by in the body's ability to heal and re-pattern itself. I look forward to merge my passion of movement, bodywork, learning, and holistic health to help people just like you."
Rolfing (aka Structural Integration) is a type of body manipulation that addresses recent and lifelong patterns of strain in the body and its connective tissues. Postural balance and functional use is restored through hands-on bodywork and gentle exercises. This is usually, but not always, done through a 10 session protocol. Injuries, trauma, and daily habits can cause the body to lose it’s relationship to gravity. This could lead to pain, decreased range of motion, and lack of energy.