Humiston Wellness

Update: Karl is retired from active clinical practice, effective February 2021.

Rolfing® sessions

These days, many people are drawn to holistic practices for healing. Some are disillusioned by conventional medicine, while others have not found a cure for what ails them with prescription medication. One such method that is gaining increasing acclaim is rolfing, a specialized form of deep tissue massage, named after its creator. Her goal was to work to realign the fascia and connective tissue.  

man lying on his side receiving Rolfing of upper leg

As people hear about the benefits of this form of healing therapy, many are seeking professional rolfers for help with physical conditions, such as chronic pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, joint disorders of the jaw, and even asthma. Others look for the alignment to help them perform better in sports and to restore the original blueprint pattern. Rolfing has been found to make people feel more comfortable with their bodies. At our holistic healing center, we have found these and many more benefits for our patients who are interested in rolfing.

About Our Rolfing® Sessions

Karl E. Humiston was fully trained in 1971 by Ida Rolf, Ph.D., after receiving an undergraduate degree from Stanford and an M.D. from Harvard. Throughout his medical career, he practiced psychiatry and founded several holistic health centers, including Humiston Wellness. After retiring from medical practice, he focused primarily on Rolfing® sessions , working with his hands to restore people's bodies to their original design, as they were created to be.

Having been trained in 1971 by Ida Rolf herself, Karl acquired some of her vision of the deeper meaning of this work. Being a Rolfer® contributed mightily to his life journey, and enabled him to do likewise for many of the thousand persons he has Rolfed® since then.

Rolfing for Mental Health Concerns

Dr. Rolf was a seer, a person who saw much more deeply than most others. She saw not only everyone's aura (energy field), but also saw what Karl calls the "inner blueprint of perfection" organized by Him who created each of us as an individual; each of us unique, but based on universal principles, which she honored in her laboring to discover how she could use her eyes and hands to restore us to that wonderful pattern. Life is a journey, and Rolfing® makes it a better one.

Restoring one's body to its original inner blueprint enables it to recover from most aches and pains, whether they come from injuries or other causes. Karl's original training was as an M.D. specializing in psychiatry. Upon seeing that orthodox psychiatric methods did not lead to recovery, and desiring to find what would do that, he saw that all the various methods that really helped psychiatric problems had one thing in common: they restored people's connection with their physical bodies and senses. He resigned from his career job in psychiatry to be trained by Ida Rolf.