Hello, my name is Janu Vanier. I am a Nationally Certified Manual Therapist and Certified Rolfer™. I take great care and enjoyment in helping my clients through a process of self discovery that often leads to profound and lasting transformations. Although integration of the human being as a whole is the intention of my work, many of my clients have overcome complicated physical limitations, chronic and acute pain complexes, and social anxiety disorders as a result of our work together.
I hold over 2500 hours of training and certifications in Martial Arts, Rossiter Technique, Continuum Movement and Therapeutic Yoga Instruction in addition to my extensive training at the Brian Utting and Brenneke schools of Massage in Seattle Washington and the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration® in Boulder Colorado.
Before becoming a Rolfer™ I suffered from severe chronic pain for many years. My left hip was constantly throbbing with nerve pain running down my left leg, my right ankle was sore from always compensating for the left leg, my shoulders were constantly hunched up towards my ears and I had carpal tunnel in both wrists from typing all day. To make things worse, I was about 25 pounds overweight and in poor cardiovascular health for my age. Sitting at a computer 5 days a week was clearly taking its toll on my body. I was trapped in my own body and I didn’t know what to do about it, until I found Rolfing.
After receiving the “Ten Series” of Rolfing over a period of ten weeks I was a completely transformed. Not only did I experience a total elimination of my pain symptoms, but it was accompanied by a huge increase in mental clarity and body awareness that led to more self confidence and overall enjoyment of everyday life.
Fast forward to today, I’ve gained almost half an inch in height from the length Rolfing created in my spine, and I’ve lost over 25 pounds as a result of my new found love and ability to exercise without pain or the limitations of a stiff body.
So, why I am a Rolfer?
I simply couldn’t find a better way to contribute to this world than helping others find similar possibilities of transformation in their own lives.
– Janu Vanier
Named after its founder, Dr. Ida P. Rolf, Rolfing Structural Integration is a form of bodywork that reorganizes the connective tissues called fascia.
More than fifty years ago, Dr. Rolf recognized that the body is inherently a system of seamless networks of tissues rather than a collection of separate parts. These connective tissues surround, support and penetrate all of the muscles, bones, nerves and organs. Rolfing Structural Integration works on this web-like complex of connective tissues to release, realign and balance the whole body, thus potentially resolving discomfort, reducing compensations and alleviating pain. Rolfing SI aims to restore flexibility, revitalize your energy and leave you feeling more comfortable in your body.
Essentially, the Rolfing process enables the body to regain the natural integrity of its form, thus enhancing postural efficiency and your freedom of movement.