• John Baier's Rolf Method

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  • When you're in pain and feel unbalanced and out of sorts, I can help. Please read my testimonials.

    Testimonials

  • For 14 years my clients have loved, praised, and thoroughly enjoyed our work, and they keep coming back for more. you will be satisfied and probably amazed at the immediate relief and long lasting results you will experience. Most troublesome conditions and injuries can be permanently ameliorated in one, two or three sessions. More About John

     

  • The hallmark of Rolfing Structural Integration is a standardized “recipe” known as the Ten-Series, the goal of which is to systematically balance and optimize both the structure (shape) and function (movement) of the entire body over the course of ten Rolfing sessions. More About the Series

  • Client Reviews

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    Dr Rolf's Structural Integration Bodywork is profound and effective. I've noticed marked improvement in my energy level, flexibility, and well being after the first session with John and this has continued with every session. I can not recommend John highly enough to those looking for long term improvement in all areas of their well being.
    -Kathy Doyle, Kathy Doyle Estates
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    There are rolf practitioners, and then there are rolf practitioners! John Baier's thorough and methodical delivery of Dr. Rolf's traditional stye of Structural Integration is not to be missed. The difference in my body and the quality of my life from his work is incomparable with the work of others. John has achieved a real mastery of the Art of Rolf Method Bodywork. His ability to see structure, and create powerful remedy is truly magical. I recommend his work to anybody who wants to evolve their relationship with their body to a new level of efficiency, grace and power.
    -Dan Bienenfeld, Hellerwork Practitioner
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    During John's surgery I sought out "the top rolf practioners" in Los Angeles. After goingback to work with John, I will honestly say, he is in a class by himself. His traditional manual therapy style is detail oriented and extremely effective. He is completely non-judgmental, deeply kind, and ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS gets the job done. I could never say that about any other "massage" style or any other practitioner. He also works on my ten year-old son and we both look forward to every session.
    - Linda Hart, Mother
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    As a triathlete there is not one muscle on my body that does not get over worked. I depend on the body work of John Baier to keep me up and moving. I discovered Rolf Method of Malibu and John over 5 years ago when traditional deep tissue and sports massage did not work to release my over exerted muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints. John is a master at his craft. His knowledge of the body and how it works brings blessed relief. Whether you are tackling the rigors of a race, or daily life, Mr. Baier will keep you up and moving.
    -Nina Greenberg, Triathlete
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    I've had to do dental implants, and more oral surgery than I would ever wish on anyone. As a result have often suffered from excruciating pain in my jaw, mouth and accompanying headaches. Thank God for John, who saves me every time. After seeing John for ten years I promise you will feel safe in his hands.
    -Geraldine Fiske
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    An incredibly talented Rolf Method practitioner, John has restored my flexibility in a short amount of time. I recommend you visit John for one of the best treatments you will have ever received. Its been a long time since I felt this good.
    -Glen, Chiropractor
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    John is awesome! He has been keeping me in pain free and very active condition for over 15 years! Most recently I had a dropped foot and after multiple CT scans the doctors wanted to operate on my back. While this would have been covered under insurance it was not a welcome thought with a long recovery period. In addition to my drooped foot, my back and neck were killing me. The better choice was to visit my friendly Rolf Method Practitioner, John Baier in Malibu. After twice a week sessions over a few months I am back to a very active live, hiking, biking and doing a new remodel. John is a saint as far as I am concerned. Keep in mind that not all Rolfers are the same and after visiting several including one in Boulder CO, the home of their school John is by far and away the very best!
    - John Ingram, John Ingram Construction
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    I had chronic back and knee problems and had tried everything from physical therapy to chiropractics - John's Rolf Method Treatments are the only thing that have given me significant improvement.
    -Kathleen Sullivan
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    Have seen John for almost 10 years. After a session the sense of relaxation and peace is amazing. I sleep well for days. There were times when i couldn't drive to work because the pain in my lower back and legs was so bad i would have to stop and get out of my car.
    Best thing to happen to me, better than any pain pills.
    -Bata Mataji, The Big American Dream Company
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    I have worked with John for over ten years, and have done Dr. Ida Rolf's full "ten series" with John several times. This progressive and powerful method of sequentially freeing up the fascial layers in the body truly creates results every session, and genuine lasting change over time. Dr. Ida Rolf once said that her work, is something that two people do together. It is hard to understand till you have had Rolf manual therapy, the active role the receiver has. I have come to this awareness with John's Structural Integration' bodywork: John is a facilitator in my health, and I am an equally integral part of in charge of my own healing process. As an adult living with HIV, John keeps me deeply in tune with the state of body, mind and spirit that I require, and aspire to. Being HIV positive, and now in my 50's, I intend to always maintain the same very active life style I always have had. John has, and continues to aide me in that goal through his work. John's body work is the best gift you can give yourself. John is terrific, dedicated and unique in his approach. Thank you John, as a friend and teacher. Namaste.
    -Greg Louganis, Olympic Diver


    What Others Say about Dr. Rolf's Stuctural Integration Method

    Athletes
    Lynn Acchione, marathon runner:
    "A physical therapist told me to look into Dr. Rolf's work to heal a long time running injury. I had tried several other therapies but they only provided temporary results. Structural Integration keeps my body aligned, preventing injury by not allowing my body to make compensations due to misalignment. It has improved my flexibility and keeps my hips loose, which increases endurance and speed. I have finally gone over a year without any running injuries!"
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    Lesa Pensak, Certified ski-racing coach:
    Lesa sought out Structural Integration after a serious car accident left her unable to ski and in pain. She was back on skis a year later training with the Austrian National Ski team as a ski-racer. Lesa states, “Balance is the key ingredient to good skiing. A skier needs to develop a strong, balanced stance and flexibility that allows them to deal with constant changes in snow conditions, speed, direction, pressure and edging. Structural Integration can help a skier accomplish these attributes."
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    Sarah Wills, Paralympic Ski Racer:
    Sarah Wills has won eight gold medals in the Paralympics and is the most successful disabled ski-racer in the world. She started receiving Rolf Method Structural Integration sessions as part of her rehabilitation. She states, “Structural Integration enabled me to build more muscle, stretch easier, sit straighter and helped to maximize my workouts. Since skiing deals so much with balance and the forces of gravity, Structural Integration compliments the sport well.”
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    Brian Orser, World Champion Figure Skater:
    “After my Structural Integration sessions it was great to experience total effortlessness and lightness, but at the same time feel compact and totally in control. I had increased energy, and skating took less effort. I found I had extra agility. My balance was better when doing turns on the ice.”
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    Hunter Allen, professional cyclist:
    Hunter raced for over 17 years internationally and in the US, achieving over 40 victories throughout his career. In 1996 he retired as a professional cyclist and started Peaks Endurance Coaching. “There was an incredible amount of change in my muscles, they became more supple, less sore and didn’t fatigue as quickly.” says, Hunter. “I recommend Dr. Rolf's Methods to cyclists because it helps them to make changes in their body and ultimately improve their form.”
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    Kirk Apt, Ultra-Marathon trail runner:
    “Structural Integration has really improved my running. I have become a more efficient runner and have increased my endurance,” Kirk says. “Structural Integration improves breathing capacity, which is critical to a runner. Also, Structural Integration improves alignment and balance of the body. The result is a smoother, less injury prone running form.”
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    Alex O’Brien, professional tennis player:
    In the year 2000 Alex was ranked #1 in the world in doubles. He received Dr. Rolf's Manual Therapy Structrual Integration techniques regularly for two years. He states, “after Structural Integration my body seemed more at ease, my serve was stronger, I had improved range of motion, I had increased agility and I used less energy getting to the ball- it was incredible.”
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    Tim Thackery, US National Taekwondo champion:
    "Rolf Method bodywork has given me a better presence than my competition. My posture has dramatically improved. My stance is firm. Not only has Structural Integration given me a mental advantage, it has increased my breathing capacity, improved my range of motion and I am more flexible. These are all qualities critical to becoming a winner in the Taekwondo sport..”

    Medical Professionals
    Dr. Irene Grant, Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease Specialist:
    Dr. Grant is currently on the teaching faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College.
She had a very bad whiplash injury when she was a child, which created problems in her neck, similar to scoliosis. An Osteopath referred her to Rolf Method Structural Integration. Irene says, “After ten sessions I noticed that my posture improved, my chronic neck pain was significantly relieved, and I had much more energy. Further treatments brought progressive freedom. I experienced major changes. The most amazing thing is that I am now pain free. I am very impressed with Dr. Rolf's Methods and have referred a lot of patients to Structural Integration, including Scoliosis patients. Rolf Method Structural Integration is a wonderful method that can rehabilitate and reverse injuries.”
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    Dr. Mary Kay Brewster, OB GYN:
    Dr. Brewster tried Rolf Structural Integration to alleviate low back pain and sciatica. She states, “I was in pain 90% of the time and now I am pain free. Everyday I recommend Structural Integration to friends, family, colleagues and patients.”

    Others
    Jean Paul Patenaude:
    In 1985, Jean Paul had injured his body while roller skating, ending up with a fractured hip, shattered femur and a fractured wrist. For the next eight years he continued to have constant back pain. He received his first Structural Integration session in fall of 1994 and continued his sessions for six months thereafter. “After my Structural Integration sessions my back pain was gone, I breathed with greater ease and I felt much better. I began to feel like my old self again” Two years later Jean Paul and his wife continue to return for ‘upkeep sessions’. “We are most thankful for what Structural Integration has done for us. I have referred other colleagues to our SI practitioner and after their treatment their reaction is as positive as mine. Structural Integration should be recognized for the great benefits that it could provide so many people.”
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    Melvin Kaplan:
    “Before the Structural Integration body work I was physically tense and tight. After several sessions my body began to relax. The relaxation positively affected my mental abilities as well as my physical abilities.”
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    Judy Logan:
    Judy heard about Dr. Rolf's manual therapy techniques from several friends who had experienced the work and had spoken highly of it. She started receiving SI sessions to deal with the pain in her body from arthritis. “Structural Integration far exceeded my expectations,” says Judy. "I now experience less pain when I exercise and feel more coordinated and physically capable. The major change for me was the sensation of being at home in my body, not seeing it as the enemy, but as the home of my spirit. Rather than angrily walking around in a prison of pain I began honoring my body and caring for it in a new and more responsible way.”