Carmen is a kind, conscientious person who truly loves helping people. She is devoted to the care and comfort of her clients and it shows in every detail from her beautiful office space, to her gentle and compassionate approach to healing. Carmen has helped alleviate a chronic back issue I am dealing with and for that I am so thankful. Her work is not only relaxing but healing beyond what I have found with a standard massage. Rolfing® has really improved my back issue and helped me to think more about how I move throughout the day. Carmen has taken the time to explain a lot to me about Rolfing and helped me develop a better sense of how I am feeling in my own body. I notice I pay a lot more attention now to how I sit and walk.
Being a middle aged man, working in the construction trade I am finding that I may not be ‘The Man of Steel’ like previously thought. Whether lifting heavy objects or just day to day activities, I seem to have parts of my body constantly being in a state of tightness or pain. I recently experienced a pinched nerve in my right shoulder which became increasingly painful also causing areas in my arm and hand to tingle. I visited with Carmen about how we could work with this issue via Rolfing. She would put pressure in particular spots and ask me to make simple movements with my arm. I had never experienced this type of work and found it to be the most productive I have ever received. She not only resolved my shoulder pain, but has found ways to resolve my sciatica nerve issues in my lower back. I never realized that Rolfing could be such a life changing experience. I strongly recommend her work to everyone, from office workers to construction workers.
I originally went to see Carmen for knee pain I had been experiencing due to injury and arthritis. After reviewing my heath history, and looking at my posture, she told me that a Rolfing series would most likely benefit me the most. I went once a week and received great results! She relieved a lot of pain and tightness in my legs. She also gave me activities I could work on between appointments to keep the progress going. I would highly recommend Carmen’s work to anyone!
I’m so thankful I had the opportunity to go through the Rolfing 10 Series with Carmen. You always hear, “It’s all connected,” and after you complete the series, you’ll be a believer in that statement. I have better body awareness and pay closer attention to how my body moves after going through the series. Carmen has remarkable knowledge of anatomy and is always happy to explain any questions you have in a way you can understand. She has an amazing work ethic and is passionate about her incredible skills. Carmen’s work space is beautiful, comfortable, and spacious, located in historic downtown Albany. I can’t help but notice the consistent bounce in my step I feel after receiving a Rolfing session. I highly recommend this self-care for a better healthier you.
I received a Rolfing 10 Series from Carmen after I had partial knee replacements in both of my knees. Her work has been a great help in my healing process. It has freed up movement in my legs and pelvis that I haven’t experienced in years! Carmen is good at listening and explaining things. It is a very good experience and I would recommend it!
The Rolfing bodywork Carmen offers is like nothing anything else I’ve experienced; it’s what I might call, “body/mind therapy.” I always walk away feeling more balanced, stable, and relaxed. She is very professional and proficient as she explains methods she uses and how for me to perform simple movements so I can feel connections through my body. In many ways it’s like receiving a relaxing, educational session that helps connect my body and mind. Her space is also very comfortable and contributes to the meditative qualities of her work. She is very good and the work feels great!
“When a body is in pain or discomfort, whether physical or emotional, the unconscious response is to tighten and shorten in an effort to “get away” from the pain. Rolfing focuses on lengthening and balancing the body in order for the tightened tissues to have some place to go after the release.”
– Dr. Ida P. Rolf
“If you can imagine how it feels to live in a fluid, light, balanced body, free of pain, stiffness and chronic stress, at ease with itself and the gravitational field, then you will understand the purpose of Rolfing.”
– Jeffrey Maitland, PhD