- a type of massage therapy involving sometimes intensive manipulation of the fascia of the muscles and internal organs to relieve physical and emotional tension, improve posture, increase vitality, etc.
- to vomit.
Origin of rolf
- to massage using the techniques of Rolfing.
Origin of Rolf1
Rolf the Ganger
- other names for Rollo
Word Origin and History for rolfing
masc. proper name, introduced in England by the Normans, from Old Norse Hrolfr, related to Old High German Hrodulf, literally "wolf of fame" (see Rudolph). Rolfing (1972) as a deep massage technique is named for U.S. physiotherapist Ida P. Rolf (1897-1979), and first attested 1958, as Rolf Technique.
- A service mark used for a technique of deep muscular manipulation and massage for the relief of bodily and emotional tension.