Role Theory Of Personality


ROLFING THEORY/THERAPY. The rolf-ing theory/therapy refers to a massage treatment or technique of psychotherapy - also known formally as structural integration theory - that was developed originally in the

1930s, and popularized in the 1960s and 1970s, by the American physical therapist Ida Pauline Rolf (1896-1979), and consists of deep penetration/massage via the fingers, knuckles, elbows, and hands into the client's muscles in order to correct postural deficits and to "realign" the body vertically and symmetrically with the gravity field. The theory postulates that the body assumes particular characteristic postures due to learned muscle arrangements, and that if one's muscle arrangements are changed, then corresponding personality changes will occur, also, in the client. For example, if the person walks with a shuffle or hesitant gait, then teaching him or her - via postural/muscular changes - to walk briskly, upright, and purposively will influence that individual's personality in positive ways as well. See also ALEXANDER MODEL/TECHNIQUE; PSEUDOSCIENTIFIC/ UNCONVENTIONAL THEORIES.

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