Before meeting Charmaine, I was a skeptic. The concept of Rolfing, to me, sounded too good to be true. It almost sounded like pseudoscience.
I was however interested in the workings of the fascia. This was because I had ended my 9 years struggle with plantar fasciitis within a month with some simple fascial training I learnt on YouTube.
Anyway, I immediately became a believer after the first session of Rolfing. I can only describe it as a release or an opening up of my body, and I literally felt like I grew taller.
As the Rolfing sessions with Charmaine progressed, my posture got better. I had freedom of motion. I felt more confident and had lesser aches and pains. It was a journey to rediscover my body and its range of motion and proper alignment.
As a facilitator of this Rolfing journey, Charmaine was very professional. She was attentive to my needs and made the whole experience very pleasant.
Again, thank you do much for everything, Charmaine. I really hope Rolfing gets more attention and the credibility it deserves.
I know I’ll play my part to spread the message.
Feeling good on my walk to drop off my daughter this morning. I don’t believe anything has done as much to heal my spine as the Rolfing treatment you have provided.
I saw Charmaine for a Rolfing 10-series to see whether anything could be done to improve my shoulder mobility, resolve some pain I was getting in my left hip and also to iron out any other imbalances in my body. Over the 10 sessions, my shoulder mobility definitely improved and my left hip pain has reduced, but what I find I have gained most from the sessions is an increased ease with working with my body. During my yoga practice, I have noticed that my body cooperates more – it doesn’t “fight back” or resist as much. Movement has become more enjoyable and the body feels lighter and overall more balanced. As a physiotherapist, Rolfing has also opened my eyes to a different way of working with the body – a method that is subtle, refined and sees the body in a more organic and holistic manner.
Apart from being good at what she does, I also found Charmaine very easy to get along with – she is not one to impose an opinion, yet is happy to share what she knows when asked. Charmaine is also patient and very respectful of one’s personal space. So if you’ve got a physical issue you’d like to sort out, are looking to improve your posture or simply want to feel better with your body, then Rolfing with Charmaine could just be for you 🙂
Charmaine has a very sensitive approach to her Rolfing practice. She is not forcing something onto my body and being. She carefully observes to what is going on. From there she develops a way to help my system.
After her treatment, the reactions in the body linger on for a few days and fully develop their effect only after a while. Therefore, one might have not an immediate relief, but only recognizes that the body is still working on something. To me, this often happens particularly during the first two nights after her treatment. After some time, one suddenly realizes that the pain has disappeared.
I have experienced magnificent results over time: Some subtle pain in my lower back completely disappeared after Charmaine had completed the initial 10 treatment sessions.
She also just recently managed to release some trapped tension and pain in my left hip joint. After many months of pain due to a fall with my bicycle, I finally decided to seek Charmaine’s help. To support her treatment she recommended an additional Tension-Release treatment with a TRE practitioner. It indeed turned out to be a very good combination. It took several treatment sessions, but I am finally pain-free in this joint again.
In addition, the treatment and Charmaine’s observations increase my own overall body awareness which helps me to take better care of how I am and move in daily life.
Daitein did quite well. Although she didn’t have time to learn more difficult skills, she performed the basic skills and earned a high execution score with low difficulty score. Thanks to all your expertise to help when she was injured.
Hwee Yee – Mother of Daitein, gymnast
Rolfing helped me to become more aware of the tensions in my body, especially in my shoulders and back. After being “Rolfed”, I felt an immediate relief from backaches and tightness in my body.
~ Priscilla Chia, 30, Floorball Coach ~
From the very first session, Charmaine saw some patterns in my body posture I never thought existed. After receiving the work, I remember feeling exceptionally “light”, very much like walking on clouds. The experience was very “shiok”! I would really recommend Charmaine to anyone who wants to better their posture or alleviate any pains.
~Jingxuan Yang, 24, Consultant ~
For many years, I have had tension in my lower back and my condition was worsening. I had tried many treatments – “tui-na”, acupuncture, physiotherapy, chiropractic, etc. Then, Charmaine analysed and worked on my condition. The result: The tension in my lower back loosened and the quality of my sleep also improved!
~ Geraldine Keh, 38, Entrepreneur ~