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Rolfing

[rawl-fing, rol-] /ˈrɔl fɪŋ, ˈrɒl-/
Trademark.
1.
a type of massage therapy involving sometimes intensive manipulation of the fascia of the muscles and internal organs to relieve physical and emotional tension, improve posture, increase vitality, etc.

rolf

[rolf] /rɒlf/
verb (used without object), Slang.
1.
to vomit.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75, Americanism; apparently variant of ralph

Rolf

[rawlf, rolf] /rɔlf, rɒlf/
verb (used with object)
1.
to massage using the techniques of Rolfing.
Origin
1965-70; after Ida P. Rolf (1897-1979), U.S. physiotherapist who invented the techniques
Related forms
Rolfer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Rolfing

Rolf

/rɒlf/
noun
1.
other names for Rollo
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Word Origin and History for Rolfing

Rolf

masc. proper name, introduced in England by the Normans, from Old Norse Hrolfr, related to Old High German Hrodulf, literally "wolf of fame" (see Rudolph). Rolfing (1972) as a deep massage technique is named for U.S. physiotherapist Ida P. Rolf (1897-1979), and first attested 1958, as Rolf Technique.

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Rolfing in Medicine

Rolfing Rolf·ing (rôl'fĭng)

A service mark used for a technique of deep muscular manipulation and massage for the relief of bodily and emotional tension.

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Slang definitions & phrases for Rolfing

rolf

Related Terms

ralph


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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