Rolfing® and Structural Integration
Clarification of the terms
Rolfing® is one of the most well-known brand names for Structural Integration. However, with its official recognition as a method of complementary therapy, the term “Structural Integration” has taken centre stage in Switzerland. The brand name Rolfing® may only be used by therapists trained at the Rolf Institute® in Boulder (USA) or an affiliated institution.
Today, the method of Structural Integration is taught at a number of other schools throughout the world. Together with the Dr Ida Rolf Institute, they have partnered to form the international organisation IASI (International Association of Structural Integrators).
Major schools represented in Switzerland include:
- Apamed Strukturelle Integration
- Anatomy Trains Structural Integration
- European Guild of Structural Integration
- European Rolfing Association
IDA recognises as equivalent the training institutions listed below, as well as all therapists who hold the Branch Certificate “Structural Integration” or the Federal Diploma “Complementary Therapy Structural Integration”. More information is available here
Number of SI therapists relative to the population and by schools
Census by European Guild of Structural Integration 2019