Hi, I'm Levi Younger, founder of Levity Rolfing. I discovered Rolfing after breaking my back in a men's league hockey game. To say it drastically altered my life would be a major understatement. The physical and emotional pain of my injury left me feeling debilitated and kept me from engaging fully with my friends and family; my relationships started to suffer. My life seemed to crumble before my very eyes. On top of that, I could no longer do the activities that usually brought me great joy and released stress. I felt defeated and broken.
I had to do something drastic to change.
I visited numerous physical therapists and chiropractors, alternative medicine practitioners and acupuncturists seeking relief. The rollercoaster ride of healing took its toll on me. I found myself in a dark place, wondering if I would ever find a way to be happy and healthy again. It was not until a friend of mine recommended I see a Certified Rolfer that I finally found the answers my body and mind were looking for as part of my healing process.
After going through the initial 10 Session Series (unique to Rolfing Structural Integration), I felt like a new man. Not only had the physical pain suffered from my injury to my back been alleviated, but the emotional and spiritual pain that I had accumulated during the struggle-filled healing process was also greatly diminished.
I felt reborn.
The experience changed me so dramatically that I quit my job as a technology recruiter in California and enrolled at the Rolf Institute in sunny Colorado in the Fall of 2016 to help others find the same relief that I found through Rolfing.
I opened Levity Rolfing in Boulder to serve everyone; from elite-level athletes to the average person. I aim to be the go-to source for anyone seeking answers and relief from chronic pain and injury.
I pair Rolfing Structural Integration principles with advanced manual therapy techniques to help the body regain its full potential while paying substantial attention to the emotional component that plays a big part in the healing process, no matter the injury type.
A Different Approach to Pain Reduction and Long-Term Health
Rolfing is a pro-active manual therapy system created by Dr. Ida Rolf as a diagnostic assessment for the body. We utilize physical touch and neuroscience principles to help clients create a better map of their body. A better map equals more efficient movement. More efficient movement generally means less pain and injury. As a result, instead of chasing symptoms, Rolfing alters the deeper sources of chronic injury and pain.
Rolfing is not a massage technique; it is NOT another form of deep tissue massage or a way to stretch fascia. Rolfing is a comprehensive diagnostic system that views the body in a structural sense and utilizes postural changes to help clients feel and move different. Rolfing isn't painful. It is actually very restorative and relaxing. We don't try to “break up” fascia or roll out knots, nor do we try to reset joints because the research has shown that the body does not work that way.
Your Back and SI Joint Aren't "Out".
Manual therapy and structural adjustments are a means of presenting new, novel information to the body. These techniques help someone remap and rewire their body. Think of it less as a remodel (tearing up adhesions and straightening bones) and more as a mechanical rewire/tune-up. This new map can help us move better and feel less painful sensations.
So what can Rolfing do for you? Rolfing is a way of “feeling outside of the box." Humans develop physical and emotional patterns as a means of making life easier and more efficient. These patterns are essential to life. Sometimes we develop maladaptive patterns that can be detrimental to our health and safety; we get stuck in them and struggle to change. As a result, things can start to hurt. While massages and other short-term treatment options are incredibly soothing, and may temporarily make us feel better, as long as the painful pattern we’ve adopted persists it will be difficult to find long-term relief from chronic pain and injury.
Unless we change things
Rolfing is about changing things. The combination of sensory changes from manual therapy and postural adaptions from integrative work helps clients "feel outside the box" and thus make new patterns with a better map of their body. Levity Rolfing's ultimate aim is to get clients to a place where they no longer feel the need to visit our office for care. They’ve developed new, more efficient patterns and sensations that allow them to move injury-free and diminish their pain without our help. They have positively adapted and are responsive to life, not reactive.
Still don’t understand Rolfing?
That's okay. Ever try to describe the taste of mustard to someone? It can be difficult. Similarly, there’s a big difference between someone explaining a feeling to you vs. feeling it for yourself. Do yourself a favor and feel it for yourself. Schedule an appointment today and feel what Rolfing can do for you.