David Delaney, MA., LPC, ACR
Certified Advanced Rolfer ® & Rolf Inst. member since 1985
Tomatis® Adio-Vocal Loop Practitioner & Tomatis Listening Test
Office Phone: 303-815-3160 or send email with contact form below
Developed by Ida P. Rolf, Ph.D. earned her Ph.D. in biochemistry and physiology from Columbia University in 1916. In her scientific research, she made a fundamental discovery about the human body: The same network of connective tissue (fascia) which contains and links the muscle and skeletal system when it is healthy and balanced can be used to reshape it when it is out of balance due to past injuries, accidents, trauma, emotional blocks, and mis-use.
Rolfing now refers to a system of body education and physical manipulation originally called “Structural Integration“. In Dr. Rolf’s own words, ”When the physical body gets into difficulties, trouble spreads to the whole man. It affects his consciousness, and he calls it stress.” She recognized that lack of stress actually came with what she called balanced function- the balance of the body with the field of gravity. In her way of seeing, “stress is imbalance, visible as the inappropriate position of the body components in space”.
Rolfing is basically twofold: by hands on manipulation, the soft tissue is brought toward its normal (anatomically efficient) position: calling for what is considered appropriate movement, then allows the structure to realign itself.
This is done by a working relationship between practitioner and client. The “Rolfer” assists the client, through physical manipulation, to discover and release holding patterns of tension that are not even recognized until after they are released and new movement patterns have been established. This recognition of ‘only after the release’ comes from the fact that tension held in the body may cause an anesthetizing affect between body and brain; the brain stops getting the message of pain from the body and the imbalance is sent through the entire body, thus changing it’s form and movement and overall balance.
- A Basic Rolfing series generally consists of 10 sessions of approximately one hour and fifteen minutes.
- An Advanced Rolfing series of approximately 5 sessions is also available for those who have completed the Basic Rolfing series and for whom sufficient time has allowed the original work to mature.
David is a body centered psychotherapist and Certified Advanced Rolfer™ who has been in private practice for 36 years. He has developed a direct, gentle, and non-aggressive style of working with individuals to help them recognize, understand, and release accumulated, held tension/fear that we absorb into our psyche/body (they are one and the same) in the course of our daily lives, especially in this technological and stressful culture.
He has made a study of the human body/psyche for 40 years and trained in multiple systems of somatic manual therapy, among them Cranio-Sacral Therapy with Dr. John Upledger and Chua Ka® developed by Oscar Ichazo.
David is a graduate of Fordham University in NYC. and holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Regis University in Denver. He is certified in both Neurofeedback and EMDR Trauma Therapy. His work for 36 years has focused on assisting those who seek relief from pain, stress, trauma, and overload in general and improve posture that makes a significant difference in our everyday live and functioning.
David see clients in Boulder County, Colorado & New York City, New York
(C) Oscar Ichazo, 2019. Chua Ka is a service mark of Oscar Ichazo. All rights reserved. Used with permission.
(C) Rolfing, 2019. Rolfing is a service mark of the Ida P. Rolf Institute, All rights reserved. Used with permission.