Working on Arms
Far beyond just ironing out the muscles of the arms....
Arm work in Rolfing includes balancing of the bones so that the radius and ulna can move correctly in relationship to each other, and to ensure that the counterrotations through the carpals, metacarpals, and phalanges are all working optimally. For example, if the thumb is out of sync with the hand, it can cause wrist pain or even tennis elbow.
Often wrist and hand pain is coming from the neck, collarbone, or shoulder areas where the nerves travel through some narrow spaces and can get obstructed. Proper wrist and arm treatment includes detailed assessment and treatment of the neck and shoulder.