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About

WHO IS TIM ROODE?

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Tim Roode practices the Ida P. Rolf Method of Structural Integration because he believes it is the most effective means to achieving postural balance and physical awareness. It is through this balance and awareness, triggered by skillful tissue manipulation, that an individual can radically change his or her fundamental ease of movement.

Tim finds that his clients' responses range from "I feel different in my body" to "I can do things that I was never able to do before". He interprets this as the consequence of the application of his training in the Rolf Method of Structural Integration.

Clients approach Tim Roode with everyday stress, accident-generated discomfort and chronic pain issues from both occupational and unknown sources. The client-specific process begins with a thorough explanation of the kind of treatment appropriate, and the number of visits most suitable to the circumstances.

Initially graduating in 1996 from the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Tim Roode specialized in sports massage and deep tissue therapy, and in 2000, he received his certification in the Rolf method of Structural Integration from the Guild of Structural Integration in Boulder, Colorado. In 2006, Timothy completed the Advanced Rolf Certification.

Tim has been featured on Chronicle and WB's 10 o'clock news, in addition to the Boston Magazine, Boston Globe, Boston Herald and the Improper Bostonian.

Tim took part in the first of its kind NIH funded clinical trial, evaluating the effect of structural integration on back pain. Positive results of the study are published in Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

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Research Article

Structural Integration as an Adjunct to Outpatient Rehabilitation for Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pain: A Randomized Pilot Clinical Trial

Testimonials

Engineer Stephanie

"I've had pain in my lower back and shoulder since 1997 and have tried a variety of solutions with no real success. Rolfing's integrated whole body approach and Tim's keen observation skills identified the common links between these two areas and eliminated the pain. Rolfing also alleviated tightness in muscles I didn't know were tightened up so that I felt as if movements were more fluid while walking and cycling. Rolfing has been a tremendous help to me; Tim is extremely knowledgeable and professional. I'll go back for more body work as part of my fitness improvement program."

Realtor John

"Several months ago I was playing squash with my sister Peg. Being 40 something years old I should have know better—Peg has been beating me at racket sports for almost 30 years. When I lunged sideways for the ball, I (less than gracefully) fell and sprained my ankle. Slightly embarrassed, I kept playing and did nothing about it.
I limped around for a week, and then thought nothing about it. But then I started getting a lot of pain in my knee, thigh and lower back. Since I walk about 3 miles per day selling real estate, this was not a good thing. My trainer Jeanette explained how it was all related. Jeanette told me I should go see Tim and try Rolfing.
You can think of Rolfing as really intense massage, but it’s not, and Tim explains it much better on his web site. Check it out. A couple of sessions with Tim and my pain is gone. I’m moving more freely. And I’m an inch taller. (Well, not exactly . . . but I feel like I am.) Seriously, Tim loves his work, has great personal energy, and is excellent at what he does. It works. Take my advice—Call Tim and schedule a session.
I have referred many people to Tim and they all agree . . . He’s the best!"

Toni, Financial Analyst

"Tim has transformed my posture! I had permanently hunched forward shoulders, re-occurring sciatica and stiffness even though I appeared fit and athletic by other markers. These are pretty common and frustrating symptoms for most 40 year old adults doing desk jobs. My Rolfing experience transformed my quality of life. I built a relationship with Tim over 6 years and I like to think of myself of Tim's most transformed client (I probably am not but I cannot imagine better results than mine)... I have freedom of movement in my spine that is hard to explain in words. I always wish Tim had taken a "before" picture of my posture so that I could show the "after". My posture is now fluid and erect and I thank Tim daily for that gift. It's much more than my spine which constantly improved under his care, but I always celebrate my spine as the winner. Tim puts you instantly at ease with his incredible personality, passion, confidence and competence. I recommend Tim to everyone - whether they are perfectly fit and healthy or if they bring up some stiffness or pain point in conversation - he makes your body move better after every single session and who on earth wouldn't want that. :-) Thank you from my future self, Tim"

Rates, Prices & Packages

  • 80 minute Rolfing session $150
  • 80 minute Deep Tissue Massage $150
  • 50 minute Deep Tissue Massage $100
  • 25 minute Active Assisted Stretching $50

The Rolf Studio accepts cash, credit cards, and cheques.