Ida Pauline Rolf


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Ida Pauline Rolf (May 19, 1896–March 19, 1979[1]) was a biochemist and the creator of Structural Integration or "Rolfing".

Rolf was born in New York in the Bronx on May 19, 1896. An only child, her father, Bernard Rolf was a civil engineer who built docks and piers on the east coast.

Rolf attended Barnard College and graduated in 1916 with a bachelors degree in the ... more »

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  • ''Form and function are a unity, two sides of one coin. In order to enhance function, appropriate form must exist or be created.''
    Ida P. Rolf (1896-1979), U.S. biochemist, physical therapist. Rolfing: The Integration of Human Structions, preface (1977).
  • ''An effective human being is a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.''
    Ida P. Rolf (1896-1979), U.S. biochemist, physical therapist. Rolfing: The Integration of Human Structions, preface (1977).
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