Why is it so good?
Well, like most things in life, it's a matter of personal opinion. I love it and changed careers as a result of it; I am now a practitioner and therefore incredibly biased. There will be some who don't see the fascination. However, the list of benefits include, but are not limited to:
improved posture and balance - appear taller and slimmer (some people actually gain height!)
significant easing or alleviation of pain or discomfort
greater flexibility and fluidity of both body and mind
increased energy and positivity
improved sports performance
Who is it for?
Unlike other therapies, you don't need to be bashed, bruised, or broken to enjoy the benefits of this work. Having said that, the majority of people do come in with an assortment of aches and pains, a lack of energy, or because they just don't feel quite right. However, more and more athletes in the US are using Structural Integration (Rolfing) to complement and enhance their training regime, speed recovery from, or prevent injury.
Having sought both traditional and alternative treatments for different ailments all over the world, I found that some were more effective and/or long-lasting than others, but none ever quite achieving the holy grail of long-term pain relief. Whilst I cannot promise that structural integration holds all the answers, it certainly has quite a few, and is the therapy that has had the most dramatic results and long-term changes in my own body.