James has practiced in seven countries on three continents. After graduating from the University of Colorado with B.S. in Biology, he
completed his Basic training under Dr. Ida P. Rolf in 1975 and his Advanced Training in 1982, repeating the Advanced course again in 2002.
James has practiced in London, Paris, Geneva, Brussels, Italy, Hong Kong, Alaska, Hawaii and California. He helped establish the Rolf Institute in Munich, Germany and has been featured in magazines, newspapers, radio and TV shows. His clients include A-list Hollywood celebrities; Olympic and professional athletes; international dancers and concert musicians; Mount Everest summiteers and team physicians; and high-ranking European government and United Nations officials. James now practices in Laguna Niguel, California. Read more...
Rolfing restores healthy functioning in the body and returns it to a more youthful, dynamic state.
Over a series of ten 90-minute sessions, each part of the body is addressed and brought into alignment with the other parts to create a healthier, freer, more vibrant whole. Benefits include improved posture, greater flexibility, increased stamina, a heightened sense of well-being, and the resolution of chronic aches and pains. What’s more, these changes are very long lasting. Researchers at UCLA were still able to identify changes in the bodies of test subjects after five years with no additional work.
Articles by James
The Source of Pain in Our Bodies
Recently a Boston Marathon runner came to see me with two specific complaints, a pain in is right ankle and a nagging pain in his neck. To his surprise, when I began working on his right foot, he felt sensations in his neck... Read this article.
The demands pro football places on the body would be difficult for the average person to imagine. After years of college and professional play, I was starting to feel pretty battered. Thanks for straightening out this body of mine. I feel great!
William Blackmon, NFL
Green Bay Packers, New York Giants
2012 Super Bowl Winner
I came to see James because I was suffering from major trapezius myalgia. After the very first session, the pain was gone and never came back to the same degree. The following nine sessions changed me profoundly, on a physical and emotional level. Yes, emotional! Not only did his work alleviate a physical pain, it also facilitated my emotional wellbeing. Today I am pain free, more flexible when I do yoga, able to mediate, and be more in-tune with my body. Thank you, James!
Maria Villani, M.D., M.B.A.
Villani Medical Group, Newport Beach
The aches and pains that had accumulated in my body over the years have diminished greatly as a result of James’s work—far more than everything else I’ve tried. James is not only a very talented Rolfer, but a kind and sensitive health professional with whom you will immediately feel at ease.
Linda Lifur-Bennett, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical and Educational
Psychologist Lake Forest, California
A BIG KUDO to you. A few days after our last session I realized I was walking normally!!! I don't know what you did or why things happened the way they did, but my walk was very nearly normal for the first time in over three years!! Woo-hoo!! Can't wait to come in for my next session. "Expect a Miracle" is true after all. :-)
VP & Chief Nuclear Officer, Parsons Technology
Former VP, SCE & Chief Nuclear Officer, San Onofre
Commander, USN (ret.)
I chose James over other Rolfers in the area because of his Advanced Training and knowledge. I wasn't disappointed. Not only did I receive superb Rolfing from James, but it was a pleasure to converse with regarding matters of health and life in general. I can now play the sports I loved to play as a kid with my own kids despite my recent knee surgery. Thanks, James! Keep up the good work!
Roy Pollisco, Ph.D.
Author of Superior Soccer; Superior Volleyball; and Superior Table Tennis
James, count me in as a "Believer-After-Just-One-Session"!
- I had no back pain
- My hip felt more normal than it has since my injury in May
- My neck was looser than it has been for years
- The range of motion of my back was improved
- My chest expanded more easily for deep breaths
- My right leg seems straighter
I know I have a long road ahead to really get my body performing at potential, but today was definitely a step in the right direction. Just thought I would send this short note to say thanks for your help!
Kevin Scott, Ph.D.
Hi James, I have to say I haven't felt this good ever (that I can remember) I have literally no pain in my body anywhere! I’m looking forward to my third session with you. My sister Heidi will also be calling you for an appointment.
Sasha Baker, Massage Therapist
Dear James, I want to thank you for your fine work. You are a master of Rolfing! I look forward to seeing you the next time I visit the United States.
Professor Jin Shengua
School of Psychology
Beijing Normal University
Hi James, I just wanted to share with you that I've made real strides (pardon the pun) since last seeing you. At first I thought perhaps Rolfing didn’t work for me as I was still having some fatigue if I attempted to wear certain shoes or do certain exercises; but recently I was invited to a birthday party and went shopping for shoes and was blown away that I could wear high heels shoes with minimal discomfort or fatigue. For most of the past 10 years, this wasn’t even an option. I'm pleasantly amazed at what I've achieved with your help. Just wanted to say thanks so much.
Joy Marshall, R.N.
Laguna Niguel, CA
Ever since I've been getting work from you, my body is so aware of things I could not even imagine before. For example: My senses have enhances, my leg are on fire with the proper blood flow, I'm now started to walk like a well-oiled machine or like the terminator... Thank you once again for what you’ve done. I can’t wait for the next session!!!
Owner, SomaticWork, San Clemente
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We often look at the human body a
collection of individual parts: heart, eyes, feet, etc. But from a functional standpoint, it operates as a single, dynamic whole: when one part of the body becomes compromised, the entire structure is affected.
- James Bardot
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