Virginia and I have
a passion for working with children. From first hand, we know that
working with children will have a positive impact on the rest of
their lives as they grow into a balanced body. Michael began
receiving Rolfing when he was 14 and Virginia when she was 19. We
hardly know what it must feel like to have the painful middle-aged
bodies our clients describe. We are well into out 40's and still
feel very young, energetic and enjoy yoga, sports and the outdoors.
We seem to be exempt from many of the middle-age woes as a direct
result of receiving the gift of Structural Integration at an early age. We have two
young boys who we love to play with and intend to teach them by
example to love an active lifestyle. We work on our children and the
children of our clients often. Probably 20% of our clientele are
My 16 year old daughter
has always had aspirations of playing golf in college but after years of
back issues, I was beginning to wonder if she would even make it through her
high school golf career.
One evening in late February I
shared this with a girlfriend. She began telling me about the Solberg Center
and how Structural Integration freed her of chronic shoulder pain. I called
the next day. After hearing about the years of strength training, physical
therapy, Pilates, etc. with little to no decrease in back pain, coupled with
a mother’s concern for her daughter’s physical well being, Virginia was
eager to see my daughter and assess her condition. Our first visit revealed
a great deal of fascial work to be done but after one session, my daughter
was already experiencing pain relief and standing at least one inch taller!
Flash forward about 15 sessions and the rewards are plentiful. Golf practice
and multi day tournaments are now completed pain free. Tournament finishes
have been nothing lower than third place, including two 1st place finishes
and the 4A TAPPS individual State Championship. Due to the treatment she has
received at the Solberg Center, she has continued to grow and develop as a
golfer and is currently being recruited by multiple collegiate programs.
Thank you, Virginia!”
-JP (This client just
received a full-ride GOLF SCHOLARSHIP to her preferred UNIVERSITY!
"We cannot make the curve less than
it is. We can keep it from getting worse. Your options; back brace worn for
23 hours a day OR surgery and steel rods in his back." We left the hospital
with our hearts and minds screaming 'NO, NO, NO.'
There just had to be some other
treatment for scoliosis. The next morning, we called a local therapeutic
masseuse, told her about our situation and our rejection of the treatment
plan in from of us. She told us about Michael Solberg and Structural
Integration, who we contacted immediately. Our prayers were answered. Our
son's success with Structural Integration was almost immediate. In four
months, he went from 5'9" to 6'. And now, the 17 degree thoracic, 34 degree
lumbar curvatures are negligible. No back brace, no steel rods, no surgery.
We thank God for the skilled hands of Michael and Virginia Solberg.
-Tamra and Tom B., parents of Sam B.
My daughter was experiencing chronic
hamstring problems from dancing. Michael Solberg not only
eliminated the soreness and tightness there, but also improved her overall
flexibility. She could tell the difference at the end of each appointment."
I am 20 now, and I have
been seeing Michael for the last 8 years.
I first came to him
because I had very flat feet and had been having sharp pains in my heels
while I was playing football in middle school. I did the ten sessions
Michael recommended, and as I went through them, I started noticing huge
differences in the way I felt and the way I walked. Part of the way through,
I noticed that my heel pain was gradually disappearing! At my most recent
session, I was just telling Michael how happy I am that I still have the
arches he worked on so long ago. I am so grateful for the work Michael has
done on me over the years, particularly because I started young and was able
to grow into a healthy and balanced structure. He helped me at the most
crucial time, when I was at a very awkward stage of development. After the
heels, I also had severe knee and hip pain when I ran during high school,
and Michael’s work has brought me to the point now where I can run and play
sports without any pain in my legs. Even more important, my body feels
generally more relaxed and at ease than before. I highly recommend Michael’s
Rolf Method of Structural Integration and I encourage you to start while
you’re young if you can: it will not disappoint.
Since 1994, I have been a
proud client of Michael and Virginia. I first went to see Michael for severe
migraines and misalignment in my feet causing terrible shin splints.
The relief and
improvement in my overall alignment, posture, and ability to breathe more
freely was incredible. I am such a believer in Michael’s abilities and have
referred several family members, friends, and my professional clients. All
have found similar success. I have returned to him numerous times throughout
the years as various challenges have arisen. Most recently, both Michael and
Virginia supported me during a difficult pregnancy and helped my infant
daughter with her cranial issues. I have always been proud of their deep
moral values, insights, and amazing gift at healing the body and I am deeply
grateful for having them in my life.
- KA W.
Structural Integration -
sounds like an engineering term, but it is really an unbelievable approach
I tell my friends that Michael is my Far East Healer. My relationship with
Michael goes way beyond that of Structural Integration Practitioner and Patient. Not only does he
regularly bring resolution to my deep seated chronic sports injuries, but I
am able to count on him as a key resource for my wife/kids, as well as for
many of my clients who are often in need of relief from nagging physical
I've worked with Michael
over the course of six years for various injuries and challenges with my
And I consistently feel so much better after my sessions. I remember one
particular session I walked into Michael's studio hunched over in pain,
which was so bad my husband drove me, and a mere hour or so later was
upright and embracing life again.
I also enjoy working with Virginia, who has a very different style than
Michael. Working with them both allows me to receive the Structural
Integration my body
craves from two different perspectives and very complimentary styles.
Our children, ages 15, 11, 11 and 10 have had Structural Integration
treatments for years, quarterly
and also when needed for discomfort. We consider it a gift of health for
them, maintaining a properly aligned structure as they change and grow.
I had tried everything to
help me be flexible for my high school dance and drill team.
Nothing worked, until I tried
Structural Integration, which my Mom had been using. Michael knows every muscle and tendon
of the body and helped me gain flexibility, as well as learning to treat my
Also see MASSAGE & BODYWORK
Rolfing Children, by Karrie Osborn