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.

verb (used without object) Slang.

  1. to vomit.

verb (used with object)

  1. to massage using the techniques of Rolfing.


  1. other names for Rollo

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.

  1. 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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