Definition of Rolf in US English:



  • Treat (a person) using Rolfing, a proprietary term for a massage technique aimed at the release and realignment of the body.

    ‘I had the negative emotions Rolfed out of me’
    • ‘Nothing helped, until I got Rolfed.’
    • ‘I was getting Rolfed, a form of deep-tissue bodywork that back then was routinely painful.’
    • ‘Got Rolfed just to see if it would have any effect on my bodily awareness.’
    • ‘I was really stunned how great my shoulder felt after being Rolfed by Jill.’
    • ‘I'm among the million-plus who have Rolfed since Ida Rolf started teaching her structural integration technique in 1971.’
    • ‘I decided to get Rolfed and see if the manipulation of the fascial tissue would somehow bring relief.’
    • ‘I'm not really sure I need a good Rolfing, but I'd just like to able to tell everyone that I've been Rolfed.’
    • ‘It was as though the place had been Rolfed, instead of merely mopped and dusted.’
    • ‘I finally decided after some research that I needed to be Rolfed and so, last week, I had my first Rolfing and had a second one today.’
    • ‘I was Rolfed 15 years ago by someone who is now an instructor in Colorado.’