I didn't even realize I was dealing with repressed trauma until I started to work with my body and the signals it was sending me. Almost exactly a year ago , I came and embarked on the ten-series...It was a pivotal point in my healing journey. And in time the ten-series ended, but the journey continues. It has transformed greatly, and continues to transform with each passing day. A year ago I was bewildered and scared, anxious about what my body was telling me. Pain showed up in random places, for no apparent reasons. I often was so scared I thought I was dying. A year later the anxiety is mostly gone and I have a new, healthy relationship with the signals my body is sending me. It has been quite an amazing process that has deepened my understanding of myself, brought me greater intimacy with my husband, and a new way of looking out at the world. The physical pain and trials of life continue to come at me...that is the reality of life...but my mindset is so different that I have trouble explaining this process to people. It is so much more than a physical process...I've been dealing with pain in my right shoulder blade for a couple months. The difference, though, from how I felt about chronic pain in other places in my body a year ago and how I now feel about this shoulder, actually makes me feel so strong and confident in my beliefs that healing is possible when we listen to, feel grateful for, and express love to our own bodies, not just when we feel good but even more so when our body talks to us through pain.
~Bridget Scherer Schneider, Hilbert, WI
I am a 61 year old woman…I have had both my hips replaced and felt a constant aching in my legs from the hips to the knees. I also have osteoarthritis that causes discomfort at times. I practice yoga 3-4 times a week, which helps to stretch and strengthen my body, especially my hips, but I just felt something was “off” (out of alignment perhaps.)
I have recently completed my 10th session of Rolfing. After 4-5 sessions, I noticed I felt more grounded in my yoga practice, my alignment felt better. I also did not have the constant aching in my legs. It is gone! I have better flexibility, balance and posture as well. For me, Rolfing helped much more than a massage. It goes deeper and the results last longer. I am very happy with the changes in my body that I have gotten from Rolfing.
~Joan Hanna, Manitowoc, WI
Victoria is truly amazing. She is a deeply caring and highly skilled rolfer. I am dealing with some challenging physical issues and have worked with many practitioners. She gets my absolute highest recommendation.
~Katie Schroth, Stevens Point, WI
I had never heard of Rolfing before my accident. I had a bad fall that resulted in a broken rib and whiplash. Being an artist, I could not work for more than an hour without severe pain. I tried everything, even physical therapy, but nothing seemed to help. Then I heard about Rolfing. I researched who in my area was qualified and certified. I had a free consultation with Victoria and decided to give it a try. After the first session, I wasn't convinced, but I felt better enough to continue the sessions. At the fourth session, I could feel the difference it was making in my posture and my pain level. Victoria is amazing! Years later, I continue to see her for "tune-ups."
~Kathleen Eaton, Menominee, MI
Years of bad posture and Brazilian jiu-jitsu had left my neck, back, and shoulders tight and misaligned. Victoria was able to improve my flexibility from head to toe. I was able to pull my shoulders back, stand taller, and move with greater ease and balance right away. I highly recommend 10 sessions of Rolfing at New Possibilities. I still go back from time to time for a "tune up" because I am too stubborn to stop grappling. Thanks for helping me continue to do an activity that I love!
~Troy Polson, Green Bay, WI
Victoria made a believer out of me. I had no idea what rolfing was, and I'm still not entirely sure how it works, but it does. And she's a hoot.
~Scott Hutchinson, Appleton, WI
Structural Integration? Rolfing? Last ditch effort to improve my balance and posture following back surgery. I tried all the traditional therapies but none of them worked for me. With family members urging me on, I called Victoria. Skeptical ? 100%. Coincidental meeting? Not in the least. Victoria is a unique blend of spirit, empathy and determination. Thanks to her Rolfing practice my balance and posture have improved. Without exception, I fully recommend Victoria as your Structural Integration resource.
~Sam Wisneski, Ripon, WI
For several years I have been working 12-hour shifts in a mill, most of that time on my feet. My shins, knees, or feet hurt most of the time making it difficult to walk by the end of the day. Sometimes I would get a cramp in my calf that would last a month. Since I can remember, I have walked heavy on my heels quite often leaving them feeling bruised. After a couple of visits with Victoria, I noticed that my feet and legs didn't hurt much anymore and I felt lighter on my feet. I even checked to make sure I had my safety shoes on and didn't wear my sneakers to work by mistake. IT WAS AWESOME!
Now my time at work is much more bearable. I have also had some sprains/strains to my shoulder over the years. After recently irritating it again at work I had Victoria work on that. Now I am getting better motion with my shoulder and can at least get a good nights sleep again. I highly recommend Rolfing SI.
~ Lynn T., Appleton, WI
When I first went to see Victoria, I was a mess. I work in a factory and have had many back problems for years. The very first time I saw her I felt like a new person. It was so hard to say exactly why or what—but it felt so good to feel straight and feather light. Now several months later, I am still doing great!
~ Marsha Propst, Escanaba, MI
I'd never heard of Rolfing SI before I read an article written by Victoria, in Nature's Pathways…After 10 sessions, I feel that I stand and sit taller. Each session focuses on a different part of the body. It is more intense than what I was used to with massage, but Victoria adjusts the pressure to one's needs, so don't be afraid to give it a try. I’m glad I did.
~ Susan P.
In only 4 weeks time and 3 sessions, Victoria has helped me release years of pain, soreness and stiffness in my body. After each session, my body feels more at ease and I am becoming much more aware of what I'm doing with my body such as slouching and twisting. Rolfing SI is moving my body back into the way it should be. It is not temporary relief—pain that used to come back after a few weeks is no longer there!
~ Debora Poynter, Green Bay, WI
I went through the ten-series with Victoria and highly recommend it. I am amazed by the positive effects this work had. I am a very active person and spend a lot of time climbing and cycling. The ten-series increased my comfort and performance by realigning my body and creating space for efficient movement. Even months after the work, I continue to discover benefits. I will definitely be a repeat client and look forward to future sessions with New Possibilities Integration.
~ Mike Griffin, Boulder, CO
Between my work as a therapist (that leaves me on my feet all day) and my love for exploring the outdoors in my free time, I have a body that rarely gets a rest. Through my experience with the Ten-series I learned how I could maximize the function of my body to make it more conducive for a high-energy lifestyle.
~ Frances Faucher, Boulder, CO
I went for routine massages, but a few days later my neck and back would be sore again. I decided to try a 10 series of Rolfing SI with Victoria. She helped to work the kinks out and the results lasted much longer.
I was just amazed at how much better I could breathe on the way home yesterday...I thought I was doing well before, guess not. I had to laugh because when I walked into the house and came up to my husband. I was now taller than he was. He was just shocked. He said "what did she do to you?" It just felt so awesome to walk around like that for about the next hour. I just walked around the house and could not sit down, and also last night was the first time in a long time I did not wake up with my arm hurting...now I can't wait until the next session.
~ D.H., Bancroft, WI
Without realizing it, Rolfing increased my sense of self. My self-esteem and self confidence sky rocketed. Of course the initial reason I started this process was to “fix” my posture and get my body straightened out. My posture did change greatly. Not only has this process changed my mentality, sense of self, and actual physical self, it has changed my life. My perspectives have broadened, my beliefs have been challenged. I have grown mentally and physically. I highly recommend Rolfing for anyone who wants to get to know themselves better. Even if you don’t have a physical ailment, Rolfing will benefit you enormously, more than you can imagine!
~ Anna M. Thiessen, Appleton, WI
Rolfing is permanent.
As one student put it, after you’re Rolfed you’re like a Jaguar.
No matter how long you drive a Jaguar, it’s not going to turn into a Ford.
That’s a very good emotional answer.
It’s beautiful because it appeals to all levels.
~ Ida P. Rolf, Ph.D.