Postural Balance

You might think posture is really about sitting and standing stick-straight like your parents used to tell you. Or you…Learn More

Long-Lasting Pain Relief

Realizing postural balance in your body in its higher form will probably result in your pain symptoms disappearing…Learn More

Healing Musicians

If you’re a musician or a student in pursuit of mastering your art, odds are you have felt playing-related pain…
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What Is The Rolf Method of Structural Integration?

Structural Integration or Rolfing NYC with Minki Kim is a holistic and educational process giving you the freedom and ease in your life you always wanted and never knew you can embody. In essence, the 10-Session series reveals and reestablishes your natural state of alignment, ease, balance, and function.

It aligns the human structure as a whole around a vertical axis, which allows gravity to lift and support the body, instead of adversely hindering balance and fluidity.

Friend or foe, gravity is an unseen force continually interacting with the human body second by second, day by day. Embodying an evolved organization from head-to-toe will create harmony with gravity in all your daily movements and enrich how you live in your body and mind.

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“My posture is noticeably better. I feel more aware of how I nurture myself…”

After having foot surgery and having constant right wrist pain, I’m so grateful I found Minki. Two different doctors said that I would need right wrist surgery, but after the Structural Integration 10 series, I’m proud to say I’m pain free and working as a stenographer five days a week without an issue. My foot was extremely stiff and my balance completely off, and again after the series, I’m back to running 5ks and feel balanced on my feet. My posture is noticeably better. I feel more aware of how I nurture myself daily and not abuse myself physically.

Thank you so much Minki for transforming this what I thought was a beaten up body into something new. Especially thankful that I didn’t need to undergo another surgery!

~ Ada Coonerty, Court Reporter

“Minki’s Rolfing work has helped to unravel some of the longstanding tension and pain in my back muscles.”

Minki Kim is a thorough, attentive and effective Structural Integration practitioner. I have suffered from scoliosis since a young age, resulting in a lifetime of imbalance and pain in my body. Minki’s rolfing work has helped to unravel some of the longstanding tension and pain in my back muscles and elsewhere. Perhaps more important is that he helped to greatly raise my awareness of the condition of my different muscle groups and how they operate together, enhancing my ability to pinpoint and repair the correct muscle groups. In addition, he takes time at the end of each session to work on improving the mechanics of your every day bodily actions such as standing, sitting, getting up from a chair, walking, etc. He brings everything together with a personal, caring approach that delivers a focused and well thought out regimen to properly align the body and reduce pain.

~ Justin Reid, Videographer

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Coping with Stress

It can’t be denied now. Pain is a complex experience and it is more and more evident that stress can add to our pain. Our felt sense of pain is a stressor and there is the external variety dealing with our day-to-day.

I rather like this pdf here. Be your own stress buster.

How Your Workouts Rewires Your Brain

I’d like to add to this article the reason(s) I think mind/body exercises work so well for clients are the inward focus, curiosity, novelty, and play that’s involved in their practice(s). The practice of choice can be tai chi, yoga, Feldenkrais, Hanna Somatics, etc. 
Bottom line: If your brain is engaged in your exercise/preferred activity, the stronger connections you are creating to more adaptable, integrative, and […]

Lactic Acid – Friend or Foe?

Everyone who has even thought about exercising has heard the warnings about lactic acid. It builds up in your muscles. It is what makes your muscles burn. Its buildup is what makes your muscles tire and give out.

Coaches and personal trainers tell athletes and exercisers that they have to learn to work out at just below their “lactic threshold,” that point of diminishing returns when […]