Books about Rolfing

Anson, Brian.  "Rolfing: Stories of Personal Empowerment" (Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Press, 1998).  Inspiring and insightful accounts of the Rolfing experience as reported by numerous former Rolfing clients.

Bond, Mary.  "Balancing Your Body: A Self-Help Approach to Rolfing to Balancing the Body" (Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 1993).

Cottingham, John T. "Healing Through Touch" (Boulder, CO, The Rolf Institute, 1985).  Exploration of methods of healing going back 5,000 years.

Fahey, Brian W., PhD.  "The Power of Balance: A Rolfing View of Health" (Portland, OR: Metamorphous Press, 1995).  A very accessible summary of the basic Rolfing theory and movement.

Feitis, Rosemary, ed. "Remembering Ida Rolf" (Berkeley, CA, North Atlantic Books, 1996).  Collection of stories from people who knew Dr. Rolf.

Marcus, Owen.  "A Practical Guide to Rolfing® SI" (Sandpoint, ID, Aquavit Group, Inc. 2010).  e-Book with short overview and FAQ's. Easy to read and free to downloard - simply click here.

Maitland, Jeffrey, PhD. "Spacious Body: Explorations in Somatic Ontology" (Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 1995).  Philosophical consideration of embodiment, Buddhism and the Rolfing experience.

Feitis, Rosemary, ed. "Ida Rolf Talks about Rolfing and Physical Reality."  Reprinted ed. (Boulder, CO, The Rolf Institute, 1978).  A collection of quotes on bodywork and a variety of topics of interest to Dr. Rolf.

Rolf, Ida P., PhD.  "Rolfing: Reestablishing the Natural Alignment and Structural Integration of the Human Body for Vitality and Well-being."  Reprinted Ed. (Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 1989).  The bible of Rolfing completed late in Dr. Rolf's long career.

Schultz, R. Louis, PhD. "Out in the Open: The Complete Male Pelvis" (Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 1999).  A unique look at the structural and psychological issues involved in the male pelvis from a Rolfing perspective.