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Rolfing Helps You Let Go W

hen asked “Does everyone need to be Rolfed?” Dr. Ida Rolf responded

“Everyone but Fred Astaire.” Michael Pel- legrino, Certified Rolfer and Craniosacral Therapist, agrees that almost everyone should experience Rolfing. But why? Our bodies cannot escape life’s chal-

lenges unscathed. When assaulted by ac- cident, injury, or physical, psychological or emotional trauma, our body’s natural tendency is to “patch itself together” as best it can to protect the affected area from further trauma, and to stabilize itself so we can move and function on a day-to-day basis. We hold these compensations in our bodies long after the injury has ended; some traumas go back to the time of our birth. Michael finds these “patched together” areas and uses Rolf-

Michael Pellegrino

ing to smooth them out, thereby helping to restore balance, flexibility and optimal movement. Through the Rolfing process one begins to feel lighter and to breathe properly, taking in more oxygen; one subsequently feels a greater sense of peace and equanimity as one’s body lets go of stresses and restraints it may have been holding for a lifetime. To ensure healthy growth, development and movement

patterns in children, Michael gives free Rolfing therapy to kids 10 years and younger, and even to newborns. He also offers free consultations in person or by telephone.

Michael Pellegrino is a Certified Rolfer and Certified Craniosacral Therapist. Learn more about his practice at or by calling 520-275-4888. See ad on page 33.

Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises. ~Pedro Calderon de la Barca

ity and new growth. Like bees in the hive, the people at Caritas Center for Healing are hum- ming busily. With three new practitioners and an open house on Sunday, March 20, there is a lot of new energy at this holistic healing center. Located in Tucson’s historic Armory Park, Caritas is

Caritas Center for Healing S

pring is almost upon us and as the sun’s rays become warmer, we feel the hum of activ-

nestled in a quiet, residential neighborhood. Clients begin to unwind before they even step into the lobby. The center was created in 2007 by Karen Olson, who had a vision of having one center where people could receive a variety of wellness services to empower the innate healing power within us all. These services include acupuncture, massage, relational counseling, CranioSacral therapy and holistic facials; all provided with lovingkindness, or, in Latin, Caritas. Treat yourself to some loving, healing energy. On Sunday,

March 20, 11am-3pm, the Caritas practitioners will hold an open house, offering free chair massages, tasty treats, short pre- sentations/demonstrations, and raffles for full-length treatment sessions. Cynthia Balderrama will be providing massage therapy. Katherine Lee Reece does holistic facials and reflexology. Naomi Katz is a Cranio-Sacral therapist. Our 330 E. 16th Street loca- tion is easily accessed from Stone Ave. or 22nd Street.

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March 2011


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