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ROLFING NYC ADDRESSES THE CHALLENGES IN YOUR BODY SO YOU CAN BETTER FACE THE CHALLENGES IN YOUR LIFE.

ROLFING NYC ADDRESSES THE CHALLENGES IN YOUR BODY SO YOU CAN BETTER FACE THE CHALLENGES IN YOUR LIFE.

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we understand how frustrating pain can be.

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Are you seeking relief from physical issues or pain related to emotional events and life transitions? Perhaps you’re very active and want to improve your athletic performance. Or maybe you want to enhance your well-being, overcome physical limitations, and achieve new goals. 

We know how frustrating it is when  you can’t find the relief from pain that you’re seeking.

Rolfing is a profound form of body-work that can help the body release physical, and mental-emotional suffering. Effecting your body and mind, Rolfing promotes self-healing so you can you move without pain, grow with simplicity, intelligence, and grace, and flourish in life. By addressing the problems in your body’s connective tissue (called ‘fascia’), Rolfing  effectively relives pain and discomfort. 

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You shouldn't have to suffer unnecessarily…

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body pain

poor posture


emotional and physical limitations

low energy


disappointing performance in sports


healing crisis

emotional blocks


headaches and migraines

physical and mental pain


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you deserve to flourish in life and move with freedom.

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Rolfing is a holistic treatment that promotes self-healing. Named after its founder Ida P. Rolf, Rolfing is a healing art that can effectively relieve pain and discomfort, improve your posture, and catalyze personal transformation. 

Rolfing helps the body release physical and emotional suffering so you can flourish in life, move without pain, and continue to grow with simplicity, intelligence, and grace.

This process aims to align, release, and restore your body.

Realigning bones and joints in the feet, legs and pelvis can create a feeling of being grounded and stable. As a result of this support, your spine is less likely to spasm or “go out.”

Releasing strains in the body makes it easier for you to breathe. Increasing the amount of oxygen that flows through your body brings more nourishment to your cells strengthening your immune system.

Craniosacral therapy may be used to release lesions that prohibit the flow of your cerebrospinal fluid. This release can cultivate a new awareness of your body.

Restoring order and function to muscle and nerves allows them to do the job that they were meant to do. This frees them from having to compensate for other muscles and nervous system functions that have become stressed, confused, overworked, or gone “off-line.”

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find relief from physical & mental-emotional issues.

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physical relief

In our experience Rolfing has contributed to the resolution to such physical ailments as: sciatic pain – scoliosis discomfort – shoulder pain – knee pain – upper back pain – posture issues – plantar fasciitis – headaches (including migraines) – lower back pain – stiff back – stiff neck – burning – throbbing – pulling – stabbing – hip pain.

mental-emotional relief

Rolfing can be a tremendous support through life transitions – emotional events – grief – career change  – healing crisis – spiritual shifts. 

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how many sessions will you need?

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How many sessions you need will depend on your situation.  You may need only one session, or you may need more. Contact us to discuss the best treatment plan for you.

Weekly sessions can help you keep physically fit, achieve your goals, relieve stress, stay relaxed, creative, and attuned to spiritual health. 

Some clients have as a practice coming for a session every one or two weeks, sometimes for years. Indeed, these clients use Rolfing as a holistic approach to spiritual wellness. Mostly, they find that Rolfing supports and nourishes their overall health and well-being to stay healthy, productive, grounded, creative, and centered in a   busy life.

We've helped hundreds of people find their way in a complex world.

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It's difficult to live your best life when you're struggling with mind-body challenges and pain that prevents you from doing what you love. Bodhi Heart can provide the support you need to live a more peaceful and purposeful life. Contact us to schedule a session and begin your journey.

Frequently asked questions

Rolfing Structural Integration is a profound form of bodywork, effective for relief from pain and discomfort, postural improvement, and personal transformation.

Named after its founder Ida P. Rolf, Rolfing works to bring people out of physical suffering into a brighter life.

Through a series of physical touches, Rolfing re-organizes the connective tissues, called fascia, to affect change in the body.

Rolfing treats both physical pain and energetic, emotional blockages. Because it is a holistic treatment, Rolfing removes obstacles to your body’s self-healing process.

Rolfing treatments encourage your body’s innate capacity to heal so that you may flourish in your life and move with simplicity and grace.

I work with people like you — Those who are actively seeking a fresh approach to pain relief or a new perspective on managing health and well-being.

All kinds of people can benefit from Rolfing. My clients tend to be forward thinkers. They are a unique group of men and women who follow their own path, and they come from many walks of life and professions including medical doctors, lawyers, executives, fashion designers, students, architects, athletes, yogis, actors, retirees, editors, writers, entrepreneurs, business owners, parents, and computer engineers.

There is no single benefit to Rolfing. Rolfing can potentially help you improve athletic performance, perform daily tasks with more efficiency, and alleviate pain.

Clients report the following improvements from Rolfing:

  • Improved balance
  • Feeling grounded
  • Feeling at ease
  • Improved posture
  • Pain relief
  • A sense of flourishing
  • Moving with more grace
  • A feeling of support in the body
  • A sense of the body’s capacity to heal

Rolfing is a highly personal matter. The important thing is to find a Rolfer you like, who understands you, your body’s needs, and how to address them.

“The pressure of my massage can be as strong as an elephant’s leg, but it can also be as soft as an angel’s robe brushing against one’s cheek — it just depends on the situation.” –Soken

Soken came to this work after completing 10 years of monastic training as a Buddhist monk. Upon graduating, his 105-year-old teacher suggested that Soken study Rolfing to make his way in the world as a monk. Soken started his Rolfing practice in San Francisco in 2009 and has been Rolfing in NYC since 2016.

Dr. Ida P. Rolf (May 19, 1896 – March 19, 1979) was the creator of Rolfing, Structural Integration. Dr. Rolf, biochemist, and medical researcher, continues to be recognized as a pioneer and leader in soft tissue manipulation and movement education.

New Yorkers want to exceed themselves, go further and push harder. The demanding environment of New York City makes self-care and personal maintenance a vital part of everyday life. Rolfing can keep you grounded and give you an advantage in this competitive environment.

  • Wear or bring comfortable clothes like yoga pants, a T-shirt, or shorts.
  • Sessions are 60- minutes long.
  • You will be lying down, standing, or walking during the session.
  • You can expect the Rolfing treatment to involve physical touch, palpation, pressing contact, and pressing.
  • After the session, drink plenty of water.
  • Usually, you can jump back into your normal life.
  • Plan extra downtime if you’re physically or emotionally depleted, or are otherwise in a weakened state.

Unfortunately, Yelp doesn’t show all of our client’s reviews on their website. 18 of 50, almost half of them, are hidden. But we want you to be able to see them all. See the excerpts below or read the full review by clicking the “Read on Yelp” button and logging into your Yelp account.

Joshua Levy
Joshua Levy
I have bee seeing Soken for while now. If you have some sort of lingering physcial malady go see him, don't wait. He's pretty busy and it might take some time to get in so call right now. Some of my injuries and pain that I have had for years have been greatly relieved by his rolfing work and he's also just a great human being. I would totally go see him for his other services as well. Rolfing doesn't need to be super intense though it can be. He will calibrate to what you need
Philippa Newman
Philippa Newman
I cannot recommend Soken highly enough. He will literally transform your life. I first came to meet Soken for his Rolfing services when I had been living with unbearable lower back pain for over a year. Numerous visits to doctors, various x-rays and months of physical therapy later, I was no better off and desperate to find an alternative solution. Having read about Rolfing as a technique, I discovered Soken's practice in NYC. I am now back pain free and able to do things I thought no longer possible. As I learned more about Soken during our Rolfing sessions, I became interested in his spiritual life coaching /contemplative guidance program. His carefully tailored program has given me enormous insight, and I am a better person, mother and leader as a result. Soken has a calming, peaceful and reassuring presence, and I am extremely grateful to have met him when I did.
A Rice
A Rice
Soken is an amazing coach that will get to the essence of your issues. Difficult issues seem to become easier handle talking to Soken. He is a great coach to have, especially in these times. He is clear and ensures you leave each session with an understanding and a plan of action.
Maya Kumits
Maya Kumits
I’ve been going to Soken for years for my bodywork and sending everyone I know to him too. The work he does with his hands is incredible - I cannot say enough good things. This review, however, is for life coaching. I was faced with a decision recently that I was having trouble making. I was going in circles. I kept changing my mind because I ultimately had no idea what to do. I felt lost and confused. I reached out to Soken for help and was so glad I did. After struggling for weeks trying to figure out the right thing to do, a 1-hour call with him gave me the clarity I needed. By answering a series of thoughtful questions and hearing my answers reflected back to me, I was able to untangle the signal from the noise. By the end of the call, the answer revealed itself. It’s been a few weeks since our call and I still feel great about the decision. I’m so grateful to Soken for helping me with this and won’t hesitate to reach out again for more life coaching.
Marni Gordon
Marni Gordon
I highly recommend Soken as he's a fantastic coach! Soken really helped me set clear goals and measures, helped me to get to insight, and ensures that I have a strong action plan with accountability in every session. Soken's coaching helped me overcome the fear of taking the next step. Soken is sensitive and provides compassionate support through the process.
faraz khan
faraz khan
Soken is an exceptionally intelligent person who seems to understand any multiple of bodily issues. I've been struggling with a reoccurring injury the past few years, and already after the first session I can sense a lot of good has been done. I highly recommend him to anyone 😊
Shonni Silverberg
Shonni Silverberg
I got to know Soken as a client of his Rolfing practice, where his expertise was immeasurably valuable in treating my plantar fasciitis. During the COVID crisis, Soken introduced me to meditation. Practicing under his guidance has been extremely helpful in these turbulent times. Shonni J. Silverberg, M.D., New York, NY
Anaina Mascovich
Anaina Mascovich
The meditation guidance and talk last night was phenomenal. I have had instruction on Metta meditation before, but your explanation offered so much wisdom and direct understanding. Much Gratitude to You Soken.
Lena Elkousy
Lena Elkousy
This review is long overdue, and I would give 10 stars if I could. I cannot recommend Soken's work highly enough. Rolfing is an investment in my physical and emotional health that I wish I had made long ago. To put it quite simply, Soken has changed my life. When we work together, he listens to what I say and what my body says, and works with me right where I am. He is a true healer. In our first series of sessions, he permanently relieved shoulder/neck pain and unfurled a chronic knot that no amount of years of deep tissue massage could even touch. One side of my ribcage was bound with fascia and scar tissue from physical and emotional trauma, to the point that I couldn't breathe into my lower right lung without feeling cramping in surrounding muscles. Over a few sessions, he set me free, and you can actually see the difference in the shape of my ribs. In a series other sessions, he relieved sharp cramping in my feet that I've dealt with since childhood. As a yogi and meditator myself, I find Soken's integrative approach quite profound. Do yourself a favor and an act of self love: and go see this wizard.
Stella Nyla Jules
Stella Nyla Jules
Soken has been transformational in improving and diminishing the increasing pain in my neck and shoulder that traditional physical therapies failed to resolve. His patience, caring, and intuition are top notch.
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Joshua Levy
Joshua Levy
I have bee seeing Soken for while now. If you have some sort of lingering physcial malady go see him, don't wait. He's pretty busy and it might take some time to get in so call right now. Some of my injuries and pain that I have had for years have been greatly relieved by his rolfing work and he's also just a great human being. I would totally go see him for his other services as well. Rolfing doesn't need to be super intense though it can be. He will calibrate to what you need
Philippa Newman
Philippa Newman
I cannot recommend Soken highly enough. He will literally transform your life. I first came to meet Soken for his Rolfing services when I had been living with unbearable lower back pain for over a year. Numerous visits to doctors, various x-rays and months of physical therapy later, I was no better off and desperate to find an alternative solution. Having read about Rolfing as a technique, I discovered Soken's practice in NYC. I am now back pain free and able to do things I thought no longer possible. As I learned more about Soken during our Rolfing sessions, I became interested in his spiritual life coaching /contemplative guidance program. His carefully tailored program has given me enormous insight, and I am a better person, mother and leader as a result. Soken has a calming, peaceful and reassuring presence, and I am extremely grateful to have met him when I did.
A Rice
A Rice
Soken is an amazing coach that will get to the essence of your issues. Difficult issues seem to become easier handle talking to Soken. He is a great coach to have, especially in these times. He is clear and ensures you leave each session with an understanding and a plan of action.
Maya Kumits
Maya Kumits
I’ve been going to Soken for years for my bodywork and sending everyone I know to him too. The work he does with his hands is incredible - I cannot say enough good things. This review, however, is for life coaching. I was faced with a decision recently that I was having trouble making. I was going in circles. I kept changing my mind because I ultimately had no idea what to do. I felt lost and confused. I reached out to Soken for help and was so glad I did. After struggling for weeks trying to figure out the right thing to do, a 1-hour call with him gave me the clarity I needed. By answering a series of thoughtful questions and hearing my answers reflected back to me, I was able to untangle the signal from the noise. By the end of the call, the answer revealed itself. It’s been a few weeks since our call and I still feel great about the decision. I’m so grateful to Soken for helping me with this and won’t hesitate to reach out again for more life coaching.
Marni Gordon
Marni Gordon
I highly recommend Soken as he's a fantastic coach! Soken really helped me set clear goals and measures, helped me to get to insight, and ensures that I have a strong action plan with accountability in every session. Soken's coaching helped me overcome the fear of taking the next step. Soken is sensitive and provides compassionate support through the process.
faraz khan
faraz khan
Soken is an exceptionally intelligent person who seems to understand any multiple of bodily issues. I've been struggling with a reoccurring injury the past few years, and already after the first session I can sense a lot of good has been done. I highly recommend him to anyone 😊
Shonni Silverberg
Shonni Silverberg
I got to know Soken as a client of his Rolfing practice, where his expertise was immeasurably valuable in treating my plantar fasciitis. During the COVID crisis, Soken introduced me to meditation. Practicing under his guidance has been extremely helpful in these turbulent times. Shonni J. Silverberg, M.D., New York, NY
Anaina Mascovich
Anaina Mascovich
The meditation guidance and talk last night was phenomenal. I have had instruction on Metta meditation before, but your explanation offered so much wisdom and direct understanding. Much Gratitude to You Soken.
Lena Elkousy
Lena Elkousy
This review is long overdue, and I would give 10 stars if I could. I cannot recommend Soken's work highly enough. Rolfing is an investment in my physical and emotional health that I wish I had made long ago. To put it quite simply, Soken has changed my life. When we work together, he listens to what I say and what my body says, and works with me right where I am. He is a true healer. In our first series of sessions, he permanently relieved shoulder/neck pain and unfurled a chronic knot that no amount of years of deep tissue massage could even touch. One side of my ribcage was bound with fascia and scar tissue from physical and emotional trauma, to the point that I couldn't breathe into my lower right lung without feeling cramping in surrounding muscles. Over a few sessions, he set me free, and you can actually see the difference in the shape of my ribs. In a series other sessions, he relieved sharp cramping in my feet that I've dealt with since childhood. As a yogi and meditator myself, I find Soken's integrative approach quite profound. Do yourself a favor and an act of self love: and go see this wizard.
Stella Nyla Jules
Stella Nyla Jules
Soken has been transformational in improving and diminishing the increasing pain in my neck and shoulder that traditional physical therapies failed to resolve. His patience, caring, and intuition are top notch.

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