Body in Practice Rolfing is now OPEN in the Columbia City neighborhood of Seattle!
Breathe, Move, and Be with Ease
"This is the gospel of Rolfing: When the body gets working appropriately, the force of gravity can flow through.
Then, spontaneously, the body heals itself."
- Ida P. Rolf
Meet Katy Loeb
I first tried Rolfing® as a graduate student in Art History & Arts Administration. Installing exhibitions and writing essays crunched over a desk exacerbated painful habitual patterns. After a few sessions I felt far less pain and more balanced. I signed up for a Ten Series, and by the end I felt stronger, more confident and more supported by my body. After wearing podiatrist prescribed orthotics for 20+ years, I no longer needed them.
My self-discovery process just didn’t square with my desk job, so I decided to take the plunge. In July 2019 I completed my training at the Dr. Ida Rolf Institute. I believe Rolfing® is a collaboration between practitioner and client to reach that client’s goals: whether it be improving posture, alleviating pain, or doing their favorite activities with more ease. Rolfing transformed my relationship with my body, and I hope to help others experience their own transformations.
Rolfing® Structural Integration offers opportunities to find new ways to stand, sit, and move. Using hands-on tissue manipulation, movement, and somatic education, a Rolfer and client collaborate to develop new options for everyday life—whether it’s sitting at a desk, exercising, dancing, or standing in line at the grocery store. Rolfing® emphasizes a holistic, whole body structural approach to have a systemic impact. We believe that symptom relief requires addressing the whole body, not just the parts that bother.
Many people seek Rolfing® to address physical pain and discomfort. The consequences of repetitive motion stress (like using a mouse or typing!), accidents, illness, surgery, trauma, and aging often manifest as stress, tension, and pain. Additionally, the stress and pressures of everyday life—which are often systemic and beyond our control—impact our ability to feel enlivened, safe, or empowered in our bodies.
Rolfers aid clients to become more aware of the signals our bodies send us, and offer resources to manage discomfort and stress. Clients who receive Rolfing® report increased awareness of their bodies, which in turn often deepens a sense of adaptability and support for many aspects of life.
My aim is to bring balance, strength, efficiency, and spaciousness to the body’s posture and movement patterns by improving joint alignment, increasing range of motion, and establishing body-wide coordination and continuity of movement. In our often hectic and stressful world, I am honored to work with clients to build on your resources, evoke the inherent order you already have within, and augment with tailor-made strategies to improve your quality of life.
$1,395 (5% off)
The fee is $155.00 per session and is due at time of service. Cash or checks are preferred; credit cards are accepted. Reduced rates available for those whose income is limited by societal structures beyond their control, including (but no limited to) Black, Indigenous, LGBTQIA+ folx, as well as teachers, social workers, students, and children under 18 years of age (with parental permission). I do not wish to turn anyone away for lack of funds; please reach out to me directly for sliding scale options.