The Benefit of Combining Rolfing SI With Chiropractic Work

Fluid movement and function of the body is primarily achieved through the relationship of the bones and the fascia of the body. The bones of the body act as discrete compression resistant structures, and the fascia act as a continuous and inclusive web of tension that envelops the muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, nerves, arteries, and veins. This relationship of the bones and the fascia in the body can be described as a Tensegrity structure.

When the bones and fascia are in good condition, force is transmitted through the body with ease and vitality. However, when either the bones or the fascia become distressed, this will impact the entire system of the body via the continuous web of fascia. As the body compensates around the area of original distress, additional restrictions in the body will naturally arise.

From this standpoint, it is clear that we need optimal alignment of the bones and also optimal balance within the web of fascia in order to experience full mobility and ease of expression in the body. Each system is interdependent of the other, so it can be of great value to work both systems together.

To this end, Rolfing Structural Integration and the chiropractic method are ideally suited to compliment each other in the pursuit of re-establishing fluid movement and optimal function back to the body.


In gravity the human body functions more like a tent than like a house. The higher the degree of tensional integrity within the myofascial webbing, the more upright and usually pain free the ‘human tent’ will be.