Rolfing: Painful, Deep-Tissue Bodywork Popular?

According to the NY Times, Rolfing, a type of deep-tissue bodywork "that can be so intense some jokingly liken it to masochism" is making a comeback.

The Times reports that Rolfing was quite popular in the 1970s and is becoming popular again among people "now seeking more intense ways to relieve the stresses of modern life."

So what is Rolfing?

Is it painful? Probably.

The article goes on to talk about Rolfing success stories, and even mentions an endorsement of the practice by Dr. Oz. What do you think about Rolfing? Have you tried it? Would you give Rolfing a shot?

image via Piotr Redlinski for The New York Times

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