No, you don’t necessarily have to do all ten Rolfing sessions to see results. In fact, most people feel quite a difference in their bodies after only one session. But this is somewhat like working out; sure, you’ll feel great after a your first workout and your muscles will be tired, but the results will be short lived.
Your results from Rolfing will be much more lasting if you complete the full ten sessions because it will allow your Rolfer to work with your issues from all angles. One session is like a band aid. You will feel better temporarily but your body will probably go back to its original patterns quickly.
To get long lasting change, the full Rolfing ten series is recommended. Actually, if you think about it, it’s pretty amazing that we can shift lifelong posture and movement habits – habits you’ve had for 30, 40, 50 years – in only ten hours. But if the full Rolfing ten series is daunting, I suggest you commit to three sessions. You will know unequivocally after three sessions if Rolfing is the right treatment for you.