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Will Schilling - Advanced Certified Rolfer®
I’ve been practicing some form of manual therapy for the last nine years. I came to Rolfing first as a client and it provided long term relief from chronic low back pain. I saw how it helped other members of my family with various health problems from vertigo to pelvic pain. I also felt how Rolfing helped me inhabit my body more richly and move with greater ease. I attended the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration in Boulder, Colorado in 2007. Training to become a Rolfer™ requires a rigorous, intensive training in accordance with standards and certification of The Rolf Institute. There is only one Rolf Institute in the US. Fewer than 50 Rolfers graduate per year. I finished my Advanced Rolfing Certification in 2013 enabling me to serve the individuality and uniqueness of each client.
Before becoming a Rolfer I taught high school history and health in New York City. I graduated from Winthrop University and took additional pre-med classes at the University of New Mexico. I completed massage therapy training with honors at the Southeastern School of Neuromuscular and Massage. I have taught massage, anatomy, and pathology classes at Spartanburg Community College and Greenville Technical College.
I have completed a number of trainings influenced by the work of the osteopathic tradition. I regularly utilize the techniques of Visceral Manipulation, Craniosacral Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, and Nerve Mobilization in addition to traditional Structural Integration approaches to achieve the goals of Rolfing. Many of these techniques have a reputation for being very gentle and using light touch. Rolfing has often had a reputation for deeper touch. I use a wide range of touch to help affect the various nerve receptors that are highly embedded in the connective tissues of the body.
Dr. Rolf insisted that with Rolfing, gravity was the therapist. I believe that bodies are self-organizing and self-regulating things. I see this everyday in my practice and I never cease to be amazed by the body’s ability to find higher levels of organization and more efficient movement patterns when guided by a skilled practitioner.
Winthrop University-Bachelor of Arts
University of New Mexico-Pre-Med coursework
Southeastern School of Neuromuscular and Massage Therapy