Jim Asher is an internationally recognized Rolf Institute® instructor. He was trained as a Rolfer® by Dr. Ida P. Rolf in 1971. In 1973 he was invited by Dr. Rolf to become a Rolfing® instructor and to assist her in training basic and advanced classes. He assisted her until her death in 1979. He has been a certified Rolfing Instructor since 1974 and Jim was one of the first advanced teachers at the Rolf Institute. For over 37 years, Jim has been in private practice, a senior faculty member of The Rolf Institute, the founder of the Colorado Cranial Institute and member of the International Association of Structural Integrators. He makes his home and practice in Colorado with offices in Boulder and Denver.
Jim specializes in Rolfing® Structural Integration and craniosacral therapy in his unique style of bodywork. Jim is famous for his ability to zero in on specific holding patterns and previous injury and/or trauma with techniques to restore movement, alignment and balance, His work can be effective in resolving neck pain, back pain, whiplash, carpal tunnel syndrome, post-pregnancy issues, posture and alignment difficulties, headaches, injuries, post-surgical issues and improving athletic performance.
Another strength of Jim’s is his own way of addressing stress in one’s myofascial system, especially as it relates to the spine and nervous systems. During the session, Jim asks for specific and active movement participation of the client. Functional movements allow the client to participate in speeding up the release of their trauma. This is an efficient way for the client to get the most out of each session.