Rolfing & Equine Massage
What is Fascia?
Fascia is a thin connective tissue that covers every muscle, bone, nerve and organ in the body. It has an internal resistance to stretch, which helps us keep our shape and form. However, injuries, chronic stress or strain, aging and even normal wear and tear on the body can cause fascia to thicken into sticky adhesions. Over time we develop long-term or deeply held holding patterns that restrict movement and cause pain.
What is Rolfing?
Rolfing bodywork affects the body’s posture and structure by manipulating the myofascial system (connective tissue). Often considered a deep-tissue approach, Rolfing aims to ease strain patterns in the entire body strucutre. Research has demonstrated that Rolfing creates more efficient muscle use, allows the body to conserve energy, and creates more economical and refined patterns of movement. Rolfing has also been shown to significantly reduce chronic stress, reduce spinal curvature in subjects with lordosis (sway back), and enhance neurological functioning.
About Keri Kay
In 2015, while experiencing chronic back pain from an auto accident in her teens, Keri found Rolfing Structural Integration and signed up for the Rolfing Ten Series. Based on her positive results and the relief she experienced through Rolfing, Keri decided to switch from a career in Corporate Human Resources to a career in the health field.
Keri Kay graduated from the Rolf Institute in Boulder, CO, as a Certified Rolfer. She attended massage therapy school at the Central Oklahoma College and is a Licensed Massage Therapist. She attended the Natural Equine Movement School in Battleground, WA, and is a Certified Equine Structural Integration practitioner. She has over 1850 hours of classroom training.
Today, she is eager to work with individuals who are seeking to improve their posture, find better range of motion, or are looking for a hands-on bodywork therapy to address some of the root causes of their discomfort.