Rolfing

[ rawl-fing, rol- ]
/ ˈrɔl fɪŋ, ˈrɒl- /

Trademark.

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.

Definition for rolfing (2 of 3)

rolf

[ rolf ]
/ rɒlf /

verb (used without object) Slang.

to vomit.

Origin of rolf

1970–75, Americanism; apparently variant of ralph

Definition for rolfing (3 of 3)

Rolf

1
[ rawlf, rolf ]
/ rɔlf, rɒlf /

verb (used with object)

to massage using the techniques of Rolfing.

Origin of Rolf

1
1965–70; after Ida P. Rolf (1897–1979), U.S. physiotherapist who invented the techniques

Related forms

Rolf·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for rolfing

Rolf

Rolf the Ganger

/ (rɒlf) /

noun

other names for Rollo
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Medicine definitions for rolfing

Rolfing

[ rôlfĭng ]

A service mark used for a technique of deep muscular manipulation and massage for the relief of bodily and emotional tension.
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