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About Rolfing™

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Rolfing™ is designed to take place over the course of a series of ten individual sessions, each of which builds upon the last, and ultimately addresses the entire body. It is an individualized and systematic approach to looking at a person's structure, function, and pain & injury history.


By working with your individual needs, as well as educating you and giving you tools to take home with you, I aim to inspire and create truly lasting change, independence and freedom, so that you can go out into the world and fulfill your highest potential. Rolfing™ is not looking to create lifetime clients, but rather to facilitate real change in the system, so that you can experience your body and your life in a more functional manner.

A Rolfer™ works with gravity. He understands the gravitational pull in everything that a human being does, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, from the moment he is conceived until the day the undertaker catches up with him. Gravity does not take a vacation.
— Dr. Ida P. Rolf
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The wonders of Rolfing™ occur because of Gravity. Gravity is the therapist. Rolfers™ direct the flow of Gravity as if it were an electric wire, so that Gravity can flow through unimpeded.
— Dr. Ida P. Rolf


Rolfing™ sessions are typically 60 minutes in length. My sessions are always 90 minutes, to give plenty of time for your specific needs. Some sessions are naturally shorter than others, due to the goals of the specific session, but there is an educational component inherent in all of my work. Please allow 90 minutes.

$130/session. 75–90 minutes. 
First session: $150 for 2 hours. 
Sliding scale: $120-$160

Pay what you can. Be Well. Be Honest.

Inquire with me for other options.

— 24 hour cancellation policy.
— Pre-paid packages never expire, and apply only to one person.
— No refunds.
— If you are running late, please let me know so that I can try and accommodate you. If you are going to be more than 15 minutes late, please re-schedule your appointment so that you can get the most out of your session.  



Monday 11:45-5:15
Tuesday 11:45-5:15
Wednesday 11:45-5:15
Friday 11:45-5:15


What Clients Say

Over the course of six months I received many sessions from Ellie in her wonderful office in Kula. She helped me immensely with my various physical pain issues and also gaining better function, stability and structure. She also held beautiful space for me as I discovered and explored some deeper emotional and spiritual issues that were underlying my physical pain. I highly recommend her as a heartfelt, personable and skilled bodyworker.

Haiku, Maui

Ellie helped me with a chronic arm and shoulder issue I’d been having for years, due to excessive bartending and waiting tables all of my adult life. When I had the sudden realization that the pain was also resulting from my ex-husband’s physical abuse, and was crying and shaking on her table, she didn’t shy away. Instead, she allowed me to have that moment, asking the right questions, providing the perfect amount of space and safety, and I was truly able to let that trauma move through me and release. I wish she still lived on Maui, so I could receive more of her healing work.

Paia, Maui

Chris G.
Personal Trainer
Durango, CO

Ellie offers up a wonderful blend of technical know-how and intuitive connectivity to the needs of her client. Her coaching and the homework she gives is clear and functional in helping me learn how to maintain my alignment and posture in my every-day living.

Isabel T.

Ellie Childs was my Rolfer® in NYC during the winter of 2014. I had been Rolfed® before in Oregon and Maine and NYC by well known practitioners. Every Rolfing® experience is different. What Ellie provided for me is a subtle intuitive strength. She gave an energy of hope and love that my body absorbed while my mind had to let go to receive it. In addition to that I believe Ellie has a psychological depth and would recommend her  if you need someone who understands sorrow as well as technical skill.

Sophie C.
San Diego, CA

Getting Rolfed® by Ellie is exactly what I have always hoped for and never gotten from a massage. The pressure is in the sweet spot between therapeutic and relaxing. When you get up off of the table your body feels so light and at ease. She has great ways of explaining what you are doing wrong with your posture and body movement in ways that make sense, while giving feedback on more healthy ways of holding your body that you can visualize. Each time I walk out of a session with Ellie feeling happy and healthy.

For years I struggled with a lower back problem that was so severe I couldn’t walk for days at a time. I saw doctors, chiropractors, massage therapists, physical therapists... Multiple doctors actually wanted to operate on my back! When I finally tried Rolfing™ I not only nearly eradicated the pain in the short term, but I also learned a tremendous amount about my body, how the different components work together, and how to keep that pain from coming back. This educational component is one thing that makes Rolfing™ special. Ellie has a gift in healing, in teaching, and in Rolfing™, and I highly recommend her to anyone looking to heal, to learn about their bodies, or both.

Otto H.
Boulder, CO

I have been lucky enough to receive 6 or 7 Rolfing™ sessions from Ellie Childs. Out of the four certified Rolf Institute® trained practitioners I have known over the past 20 years, she is, in most ways, my favorite. The many sports- related injuries she's had have given her an extraordinarly intuitive ability to know wherein lies the problem and what to do about it. Because she knows pain intimately, she is very careful about other's sensitivity levels. Her work is quiet (so important—she will be focused on you, not her story) and highly effective.

I twisted my spine being rolled in a big wave several years ago and was suffering chronic right sacral pain. Two different chiropractors, another Rolfer®, and several Massage Therapists worked on me. I would have some good temporary results, but nothing lasting. Over the course of two weeks, Ellie sorted it out and it has been fine since. THANK YOU!!!

She is also good company, funny, warm wise, non-judgemental and an evolved communicator. Go, meet the new Rolfer® on your island. 

Have fun, get well!!! Yay!!

Anne E.
San Diego, CA

During my first session with Ellie, she took a substantial amount of time to really talk with me and guide me in exploring through the alignment & compensation habits that developed immediately after my 20-foot bouldering fall. No other body-worker has inquired so deeply yet gently about not only what happened in those moments, but also what’s happened as a result.

We went through my entire body before even getting on the table, and I was able to really awaken to what was going on for me. Through her casual yet focused and professional demeanor I was able to open up about my injury  and understand my body’s compensatory processes, in ways I’ve never done before. Because my injury had made me disassociate from my body entirely for months on end, that experience felt very healing in itself.

I came to Ellie barely able to walk, stand, or sit, and completely unable to work. I was in a desperate situation, and had tried every modality of helpful health-care I could imagine. Within the first 2 sessions with Ellie, I was off pain-meds and muscle-relaxers, back into my body, walking, riding the subway, and practicing yoga again.

Now, 1.5 years later, I have been able to maintain a return to doing the work that is important to me, and living my life fully.

Ellie is an amazing natural and intuitive healer. Her work is very controlled, deliberated, exact, and deep, without causing too much pain or discomfort. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of help.

Ray P.
Woodworker, Artist, Yogi

... Ellie is a gem. I have always felt comfortable, cared for and safe on her table. She listens, checks in with you, and asks for feedback and is responsive in her methods of individualizing care. Overall, I experienced significant progress with my initial goals — improving my posture and awareness. Thank you Ellie.

Matt S. 

Receiving Rolfing® from Ellie was very much a treat. She was really attentive to subtle patterns in my body that need healing. She was deeply caring, patient, and a really good listener. She was intuitive and knowledgeable at the same time. Her touch was gentle yet firm and confident which I highly value from any body work practitioner. She has a gift and I look forward to having more opportunities to receive Rolfing® from her in the future!

Megan B.
Nevada City, CA

Dustin H. 
Boulder, CO

Ellie was excellent in her delivery of the extended Rolfing® series I received. She works skillfully, communicates clearly, and is keen to break things down as simply as you'd like.  Her work was thorough and systematic, and helped me become both aware of my own body habits, while going deep to effect long term changes for the better. Her healing touch is a rich asset, and one you will be glad to connect with.

Eric T.
Maui, HI

"I deeply appreciate Ellie’s knowledge and professionalism as one of her Rolfing clients. The best takeaway for me was learning how to walk correctly after 57 years of improper form. My correct walking pattern, which I now practice diligently, has contributed to a drastic reduction of lower back issues for me. I am eternally grateful! Plus, we had so much fun and good laughs during our sessions. I highly recommend her".

Sam H.
Boulder, Co

"When I started my Ten-Series with Ellie, I had previously never heard of Rolfing/Structural Integration. Her work was so impressively effective, meaningful, and spot-on, that it inspired me to also become a Rolfer. Thank you, Ellie, for your life-changing hands".

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Ellie Childs
Owner, Certified Rolfer™ and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in Training

Man is an event on a line, connecting Heaven and Earth. Man organizes himself around the line so that he can be a more fully functioning Human Being.
— Dr. Ida P. Rolf

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Phone: (808) 482 4587


Office: 202 W 22nd St
Durango, CO 81301
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Emotions are intimately involved with our muscular tone. They reflect the state of balance or imbalance in our bodies. i.e. the relationship of our body to the field of gravity...
— Dr. Ida Rolf

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This is the gospel of Rolfing: When the body gets working appropriately, the force of Gravity can flow through. Then, simultaneously, the body can heal itself
— Dr. Ida P. Rolf