​APPOINTMENTS

Appointments are available Monday to Saturday. 

Office is located in Lanikai, Kailua.

Session fees are $100.00.

CHAD HERONEMUS,

CERTIFIED ADVANCED ROLFER

As a Certified Advanced Rolfer® and a Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor, Chad Heronemus has a unique ability to work directly with his clients’ relationship with their own bodies and their relationship with gravity through the clinical application of Rolfing and Rolf Movement Theory. Chad is able to aid in the resolution of many chronic pain issues and postural dysfunctions through skillful, experienced touch combined with the ability to listen to the expressed and non-expressed needs of his clients.

SUCCESS STORY:

"I am a 57 year old healthy woman and have been dealing with repercussions of an old neck injury (at age 20) and a mild case of scoliosis for many years. Although I have exercised regularly all my life, I eat well and work diligently to minimize stress levels, the neck pain has prevailed. I have been diagnosed with 2 budging discs at C 5-6 and now, in my 50's, degenerative disc disease as well.

I have tried many alternative paths throughout my life to help cope with periodic pain. Some have worked better than others but within a few days or weeks, the pain generally returned.

After discussing the philosophy and practice of Rolfing with Chad, I committed to a series of 10 sessions. Through the months that ensued, I found Chad to be a knowledgeable and experienced healer and practioner.

My body responded well to my sessions with Chad and I have been virtually pain free for the past six months. I am thrilled!"

                                                                                                                                -Janette Sargent-Hamill

“One individual may experience his losing fight with gravity as a sharp pain in the back, another as the unflattering contour of his body, another as constant fatigue, and yet another as an unrelenting threatening environment. Those over forty may call it old age; yet all these signals may be pointing to a single problem so prominent in their own structures and the structures of others that it has been ignored: they are off-balance; they are at war with gravity.”                                                                                            -Ida P. Rolf, Ph.D

The History of Rolfing

 

In 1920, Ida Pauline Rolf received her Ph.D. in biochemistry from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, followed by an appointment as a Fellow in organic chemistry at the Rockefeller Institute.

 

Driven to find solutions to her own health problems and those of her children, she spent many years studying and experimenting with different systems of healing and manipulation. She concluded that lasting improvement in well-being required a closer look at the effects of gravity on our bodies. Her insight was that gravity stressed the imbalances in structure, changes in the network of connective tissues, robbed the body of energy and good physiological function – and these changes could be reversed.

 

She devoted her life to developing powerful and effective techniques to bring about a more harmonious relationship with gravity. Her investigation led to the system that we now call Rolfing. In order to pass along her work to others, she developed a series of ten sessions, which are the basis for every Rolfer’s training and practice.

 

Dr. Rolf continues to be recognized as a pioneer and leader in the field of bodywork, soft tissue manipulation and movement education. She founded the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration in 1971 in Boulder, CO. Since her death in 1979 at the age of 83, the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration has continued to share her work by certifying Rolfers and Rolf Movement Practitioners, supporting research, and building upon her inspiration. Today, there are more than 1,350 Rolfers and Rolf Movement Practitioners in practice worldwide.

 

(Text courtesy of The Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration)